Genuine Volvo Penta fixed 3 blade saildrive propellers are designed specifically to perform, for safety and to resist corrosion. If you are replacing your old fixed propeller for a new one, you will also need to replace the cone, as the new version does not use a plastic space washer. The correct propeller is vital to get the most out of your engine and boat. If you need help in sizing your propeller, please call us first.
Genuine Volvo Penta folding propellers are another option. A folding prop can increase performance by up to 1.5 knots whilst under sail. At 8 knots, for example, a 3-blade fixed propeller produces more than six times the drag of a 3-blade folding propeller. All Volvo Penta folding propellers are made of a specially developed, highly corrosion resistant nickel-aluminum-bronze alloy.
Typically, to give an example of efficiency, a folding propeller will reduce a chanel crossing by 4 - 5 hours.
The correct propeller is vital to get the most out of your engine and boat. If you need help in sizing your propeller, please call us first. The power range for the for the 2-blade propeller is 5-40 HP, 3-blade propeller is 25-60 HP and the 4-blade propeller is 55-155 HP.