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Essential sailboat tips, seasonal haul-out & lay-up

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It may seem counterintuitive, but down time on you sailboat when it is laid-up can be very damaging to its health. This is true...
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The Birth of King Propulsion – E3

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So I'm keeping going with my story of how we kicked things off . I'm just expanding on some of the things that we...

Struggling with shaft alignment? Check out our new eBook!!

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If you are struggling with shaft alignment, this eBook is for you! Did you know that engine mounts are critical to boats? Did you...
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Annapolis Sailboat Show 2020

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Very sad to report that as of 10:30 this morning August 20, the City of Annapolis withdrew support for the fall boat show in...

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Autoprop Sailboat Propeller Rebuild Part 5

Autoprop H6 bearing removal The disassembly of the Autoprop H6 propeller reaches a climax in this post when the last remaining parts are removed from...

Just Another Feathering Propeller?

Feathering sailboat propellers tackle the compromise of a sailboat propeller in a very specific way.  Unlike folding sailboat propellers such as Varifold which swing...

Servicing an Autoprop in the USA – No Problem!

Servicing an Autoprop feathering sailboat propeller in the USA couldn't be easier. King Propulsion is the US agent for Bruntons Propellers and offers full...

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Sea Trials – Matrix Yachts Silhouette 760

One of the more iconic images we use on our publicity photos was taken on a sailing catamaran with 2 people waterskiing behind it....

Yearly Service of a Varifold Folding Sailboat Propeller

Servicing a Varifold Folding Sailboat Propeller In this post we will run through how you service your Varifold folding sailboat propeller during your yearly haul...

J-Class Sailboats allow Varifold Propellers

J-Class now uses Varifold Propellers It is probably safe to say that no racer-cruiser in the annals of fiberglass sailboat production elevated the self-esteem of...
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Spherical thrust couplers for sailboats

SigmaDrive spherical shaft couplings are an easy way to reduce engine noise and vibration on a sailboat. With a SigmaDrive installed the onboard comfort...

Essential sailboat tips, seasonal haul-out & lay-up

It may seem counterintuitive, but down time on you sailboat when it is laid-up can be very damaging to its health. This is true...

The Birth of King Propulsion – E3

So I'm keeping going with my story of how we kicked things off . I'm just expanding on some of the things that we...

Struggling with shaft alignment? Check out our new eBook!!

If you are struggling with shaft alignment, this eBook is for you! Did you know that engine mounts are critical to boats? Did you...

Annapolis Sailboat Show 2020

Very sad to report that as of 10:30 this morning August 20, the City of Annapolis withdrew support for the fall boat show in...

Opinion

BoatTechTV – Feathering Sailboat Propellers

In the last episode of Boat TechTV we looked at the cornerstone of marine propulsion - the fixed pitch propeller. However there are many...

Paddle Wheels as Propulsion for Ships

The advent of steam saw many changes in the design of ships. For the first time ships were able to control where they sailed...

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BoatTechTV – Feathering Sailboat Propellers

In the last episode of Boat TechTV we looked at the cornerstone of marine propulsion - the fixed pitch propeller. However there are many...

Autoprop Sailboat Propeller Rebuild Part 4

Autoprop H6 bearing removal The disassembly of the Autoprop H6 propeller reaches a climax in this post when the last remaining parts are removed from...

Autoprop Sailboat Propeller Rebuild Part 3

Autoprop H6 blade removal - take 2! In this post we continue the blade removal from the Autoprop H6 sailboat propeller and remove a single...

Autoprop Sailboat Propeller Rebuild Part 2

Removing the Autoprop blade caps One of the very first tasks to complete with the rebuilding of an Autoprop sailboat propeller is the removal of...

Autoprop Sailboat Propeller Rebuild Part 1

Why Rebuild an Autoprop Propeller? Autoprop Sailboat propellers are the market leader for self-pitching propellers. The design is simple robust and very effective. But like...

Yearly Service of a Varifold Folding Sailboat Propeller

Servicing a Varifold Folding Sailboat Propeller In this post we will run through how you service your Varifold folding sailboat propeller during your yearly haul...

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