induced vibration can be caused by inaccuracies in pitch, camber
and section shape. Prop Scan allows us to see and remove these
inaccuracies. This results in a smoother, more efficient and often
in the surroundings often cause tip erosion. Tip erosion reduces
the overall diameter and performance of your propeller.
Propeller Cavitation causes vibration, noise and serious damage to your
propeller. Cavitation problems come from two different
sources, the first is vessel induced where cavitation is caused by
appendages, hull shape and application. The second is propeller
induced cavitation, this can easily be identified and rectified by
a Prop Scan technician.
propellers produce a high pitched noise at certain points between
idle and full RPM. At the best of times this can be
annoying, if this point lies spot in the middle of your cruising
RPM it will be intolerable. Prop Scan technicians have the
If you are the
proud owner of a beautiful yacht but you are a little embarrassed
about the black smoke that's emerging from its transom, then it's
time to do something about it. Overloading your engine will vastly
reduce the overall life of this engine.
loading the engine:
When an engine
revs higher than its recommended maximum RPM, it does not develop
its maximum horsepower. In other words you are not using your
engine's full capabilities. Most of the time this means
there is additional speed to be gained.
Does your boat
consume more fuel than the recommended amount? The reason for
greater fuel consumption is having a low classed propeller.
On average, an ISO Class
I propeller uses between 5-10% less fuel than a Class III
Many twin screw
vessels have badly synchronized propellers, in other words the
port and starboard engine are not loaded equally at maximum RPM.
This is caused by pitch, camber and section shape differences
between the two propellers.
qualities are influenced by the position of your propeller and the
section shape on the suction side of your propeller. These
problems can be quickly located by the Prop Scan technician.
There are many different reasons for poor propeller
propeller selection, poor propeller accuracy etc. etc.. Whatever
the problem, there is now a way to find it.
your propellers in and we will
measure them, plus provide you with a
Prop Scan computer