Anode Installation – Best Practices

Anode Installation I recently came from a customer’s boat after doing a winterizing  and while there I noticed the anode (zinc in this case) on the $3500.00 prop was not connected to anything, other than by friction. Sadly I see this far too often. With this fresh on [...]

Lap-Fitting a Propeller to a Shaft

Slide The Prop On The Taper Step 1 - The first step is to slide the prop, or prop hub, onto the shaft without the key. Be sure the shaft & prop hub are clean. Once it's been slid into place, and seated as deeply as it will [...]

A New Prop Shaft

Cutlass Bearing Removal Every now and then a sailboats prop shaft needs replacing. Damage to the shaft can be caused by corrosion, bending or wear at the stuffing box or cutlass bearing surfaces. On many boats the removal of the cutlass bearing can help avoid the necessity of [...]

Installing a PSS Shaft Seal

Removing The Coupling From The Transmission Day One: 1- Loosen the packing gland nut. 2- Loosen and remove the four nuts between the transmission and coupling. 3- Push the shaft towards the stern separating it from the transmission. 4- Apply a penetrating oil to the shaft and coupling. [...]