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Old 07 February 2006, 16:44   #11
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OK anyone got a useful and easily understood explanation as to how propellors work? Have heard a few slightly differing theories (might have been the fact the theorists were sinking Guinnesses at the time!!! )

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Old 07 February 2006, 16:54   #12
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Old 07 February 2006, 17:33   #13
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The more I read the more I am assured I have joined a bunch of mad people. I've just been reading abvout the Doggers on Portsdown and now just to prove how I go forward (slowly looking for dry land) I discover it's best if I (k) nit one pearl one. I checked the Smilies and I thought this was appropriate ! If it doesn't turn in to a bannana then I was right about the Doggers.................
PS I went out out yesterday with the missus and we went out and came back without scraping the bottom; mind you I did notice the missus looking over my shoulder quite a lot at the depth gauge .......

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Old 07 February 2006, 17:41   #14
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there is a knitting forum and a radio forum that i have joined recently and they are treeeeeeeeeemmmmmmmmmmmmmenddddddddouuuuuuuuuuuuss ssss fun, lots of wit and the like,

i think this is the perfect thread to hijack and send off on a few tangents as all this tosh was discussed on the jet thread some weeks back, similar principals apply i think

Hey steve from winch, are you going down the doggers on monday?

it does help to be a bit mad to be on here from time to time also

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Old 07 February 2006, 18:48   #15
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With thanks to mattiboy

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i think this is correct

Props come in many different configurations from 2 to 5 blades, with the primary aim of providing propulsion in both forward and reverse (astern) directions. The propeller is design for primarily forward motion, as such is not as efficient in the reverse direction.

Propellers can be right hand and left hand, for example a right hand prop turns clockwise looking from the back of the boat.

The propeller in simple terms screws its way through the water, like a screw being screwed into a piece of wood, in a perfect world the forward movement of the propeller, know as PITCH, would be for example on a 19inch pitched prop in one rotation of the propeller be forward 19 inches. However there is an element of SLIP which means the propeller does not move forward by the pitch, this is the ADVANCE.

PITCH- how far you would travel in the perfect world in one rotation of the propeller
ADVANCE- is the amount of forward movement taking into account the water SLIP

Propellers are designed to reduce the cativation, this in simple terms is bubbles that form on the blades, this also reduces the efficacy of a propeller

Paddlewheel effect this is noticeable at low speeds, it is always there but at high speeds it is minimal compared with the forward motion of high speed. Basically a propeller will act as a paddle, for example a RH (Right Hand) prop in reverse will tend to pull the boat to port. Yachts take advantage of this when mooring, e.g. one way this will help mooring, the other it will force the boat from the jetty.
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Some helpful replies thank you!

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