15" Flexofold 2 Blade LA Folding Sailboat Propeller fits Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Lombardini, Technodrive Saildrives.
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Installation guide, 2-blade propeller - Saildrive (pdf)
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The Flexofold Folding Sailboat Propeller is the most efficient, lowest drag propeller you can buy. This claim is based on independent tests conducted over the past several years and reinforced today by sailboat builders and owners around the world.
The 2-blade Flexofold LA-version with closed gearing
provides trouble-free handling by superior power in both forward and reverse.
When folded under sail, the low propeller drag makes your
boat sail faster and in lighter wind - even with a minimum risk of catching
lines or seaweed.
This LA-version features a large anode on the protective
• Maximum performance under power*
• Superior performance in reverse*
• Lowest drag under sail*
• 2 blade design
• Unmatched construction
• Virtually no maintenance
• No fouling of lines under sail
• Approved use with sail drives
• Easy pitch changes
• Patented, twin helical gear design for reliable operation
• Patented, locking screws
• Fair pricing
The Flexofold Propeller does work with a hydraulic transmission. However, to get the prop to fold, you have to follow a simple procedure. The objective is to stop the rotation of the prop which is easily done with a mechanical transmission by putting the gear in reverse. With the mechanical transmission, the clutch stays engaged, and the prop can’t turn. With the hydraulic transmission, the clutches stay engaged only as long as there is hydraulic pressure being produced by the turning engine. When the engine is turned off, the clutches disengage and the prop is free to spin no matter where the transmission is. With the blades open and the boat moving forward, centrifugal force will keep the blades open unless you can stop the rotation for a moment while moving forward, forcing the blades to fold. Once folded, the blades will not reopen without rotating the engine again. To cause the Flexofold to fold with a hydraulic transmission, follow the steps below:
1. With the boat moving forward and the motor running in forward (the sails can be up, too) idle down and shift to reverse.
2. Immediately after putting the engine in reverse, shut the engine down. By putting the engine in reverse, you stop the rotation in the forward direction and the blades will fold because you are still going forward. After the engine is shut down, the blades remain folded until you restart the engine and put it in gear.
Helical gearing between the blades ensures a synchronized
Protective cover over the gearing
Large and easily replaceable anode
Large shock absorbers for quiet opening of the propeller
Special inner hub to protect the saildrive and gearbox from
the propeller impact
Mounting screws are pre-applied with Loctite for mounting
above as well as under water.
Water lubricated - no need for maintenance
The 2-blade LA propellers for saildrive is available in
diameters of 14" to 20" - all in a wide range of pitches. Available
for both LEFT and RIGHT turning saildrives (saildrives are generally LEFT
turning, however, catamarans might use counter rotating propeller on one side).
The Flexofold propellers has a 100% fit on all
common saildrives from Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Lombardini, Technodrive and
Torqeedo Deep Blue.