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Rim Driven Propellers

Discussion in 'Props, Shafts & Seals' started by brian eiland, Nov 16, 2005.

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  1. K Rabenstein

    K Rabenstein New Member

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    Am preparing to commission a small technology demonstrator powercat (10m/34ft) later this year and hope to install 2 x 10kW rim-driven thrusters as main propulsion (replacing the factory default diesel sail drives). Currently in conversation with Dutch Vetus and British TSL both of whom have suitable units available - will keep the forum posted on developments. One dilemma is whether to go for azimuth-steerable units and ditch the rudder or use fixed in-line units and stick with the conventional steering gear - would love to hear comments on this ...
  2. Capt Ralph

    Capt Ralph Senior Member

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    Go for it all the way; azimuth-steerable units and ditch the rudder.....
  3. brian eiland

    brian eiland Senior Member

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    Do you have some links that would provide more up to date info on the units from these two?