Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Prop Shaft Brake Pads
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The shaft brake stops the shaft disk when transmission pressure is zero, and opens as soon as the engine starts and transmission pressure increases.
The hydraulic ram adjustment exists to have the proper pad clearance when the unit is pressurized. Adjusting the hydraulic ram IN will open that clearance and can reduce the mechanical squeezing pressure of the pads against the disk. The pads are mechanically squeezed to the disk with a spring. My guess is that you need the spring.
Sometimes an AutoProp, in need of service and not feathering correctly, will cause pad slippage....and slippage will wear out the pads.
CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Amel School www.amelschool.com
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
On Sun, May 20, 2018, 13:38 thomas.kleman <no_reply@...> wrote: