Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller


Every SM came standard with two props, since having a spare was required for the Class Certification.  A feathering prop was installed as the standard working prop on all boats, I believe, and a fixed prop was a spare. 

The standard feathering prop on the earlier SM's was a MaxProp, an Italian made three blade feathering propeller.  Gives 98% of the motoring performance of the AutoProp for 10% of the hassle with fouling. Performance on any prop goes down dramatically when fouled, but the Autoprop can be especially sensitive.

Does anybody know what hull number the switch was made?  (Our #160 is a MaxProp).

Bill R:  Do you know what modification was made to the C-drive to accommodate the Autoprop?  I am guessing the output shaft was lengthened...

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ

---In amelyachtowners@..., <yahoogroups@...> wrote :


Be careful...early model Amel Super Maramus will not accommodate AutoProp. The C Drive was modified for an AutoProp to fit.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

On Fri, Jun 23, 2017 at 8:01 PM, Chris Shiels rettirc@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi Kent,

I have been searching through the forum about propellers and saw a recent post that you made regarding the Auto Prop.

The vessel (SM224) which we are in contract to purchase next month only has a fixed pitch prop and saw that you have/had a Auto Prop available for purchase, would you still have this?

If you still have it, are you still willing to sell it?

We are super excited about the boat, we are moving on late July as a family, we have a work list a mile long but I love a challenge

Still can't believe we are getting a Super Maramu!!!

Chris Shiels
+61 424521357

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