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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

Sailboats are supposed to be quiet

Full scale noise trials onboard a sailboat Bruntons Propellers make two of the market leading types of sailboat propellers, the Varifold folding propeller and the Autoprop self pitching propeller....

What is Cavitation?

What is Cavitation? Search for cavitation and marine propeller on the Internet and you will be bombarded with descriptions of flow phenomena, pump operations, vapor...

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Titanium Sailboat Propeller…we can do that!

A look at the latest Varifold Sailboat Propeller from Bruntons As the US agent for Bruntons Propellers we have helped a great many sailors fit...

Varifold folding propellers fitted to a Moody 64 Sailboat

Varifold folding sailboat propellers have been successfully installed on Moody sailboats for many years. Bruntons Propellers have supplied varifolds during construction phase of these...

Finding the right varifold zinc anode

So you have just hauled your boat out of the water and you check the propellers, only to notice the anodes need to be...

Bruckmann 50 Yacht fitted with Varifold Propellers

This post is about a remarkable range of sailboats built by Bruckmann in Canada.  Bruntons Varifold were asked to re-prop the vessel from a Maxprop...

So why are propellers so cool?

A question I keep trying to answer but cannot! Everyday there is some new project, new design or really great photos of these devices that...

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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