Is It Time To Rebuild?

Fred Hutchison talks about what may cause vibrations in your boat. One of the culprits could be your prop. Remember it is a big hunk of metal rotating under the water, and a bent or worn blade can create a vibration.

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R&D Marine Flexible Shaft Coupling Vs. Globe Rubber Drivesaver

Both the R&D Marine Flexible Shaft Coupling and Globe Rubber Drivesaver are designed to help isolate vibrations between the shaft coupling and transmission output flange and to absorb shock loads due to hard gear changes or propeller impact. In this blog Dan talks about key differences between the two.


FAQ: Does old Seaview product work with the new Modular Mounts?

In this blog post Jason shows us the differences between the old Seaview marine electronic mount systems and the new modular style mounting systems.


Anti-Fouling For Rudder Blades and Bearings

Here we walk you through the steps to properly apply anti-fouling to your hull.


Retrofitting rudder bearings on your sail boat

Interpreting the feel, or back-feed, of your rudder is arguably one of the most important tools in your arsenal during a sailing regatta. This is the reason why many boat builders use mechanical steering systems that allow for as much of the “feel” from the rudder to transfer back up to the helm; mechanical systems such as cable, rack & pinion, and transmission systems.

2, 3 and 4 blade propellers are they all the same?

Published 03/07/13 at 03:35pm

Here Fred Hutchison explains when to use either a 2, 3 or 4 blade propeller.

Safe Cheap Insurance Max-Prop Zinc

Published 03/07/13 at 10:43am

Here Fred talks to us about how to properly install a zinc on your Max-Prop to improve its longevity. He also goes into detail on the new zinc design.

Quit hurting yourself, get some Clamp Jackets

Published 03/06/13 at 02:57pm

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve cut myself on the tails of hose clamps and other worm gear style of clamps. And I’m sure I’m not the only one who has run into this problem. There has to be a simple fix to this problem! And there is, PYI makes these little rubber covers that slip over the ends of hose clamps.

How Long Has Max-Prop Been Around?

Published 03/06/13 at 10:00am

The Max-Prop was designed in 1975 in Milan Italy, with the idea to solve the age-old problem of drag caused by auxiliary propulsion on sailing yachts.

Should My Rudder Bearings Be Self-Aligning?

Published 03/03/13 at 10:51am

PYI offers both self aligning and non-self aligning Jefa rudder bearings. Which should you have on your boat? What is the point of the self aligning feature? Why would you spend the extra dollars on it? Ian explains it all here, read more to find out which is best for you!