Re: autoprop zinc

Danny and Yvonne SIMMS

Hi. I regard my propellor too precious to risk so I put a shaft zink on between the prop and the c drive housing. I have to cut it back a bit to fit. Obviously this means i can't have a cutter there but in 10 years ive had only once where a lobster pot line got caught up.


SM 299

Ocean Pearl

On 31 May 2019 at 19:02 "jlm@..." <jlm@...> wrote:

After 15 years the main bonding in the lowest point in the black water box faille.

Then your Amel bonding system is NOT operating and the Autoprop is attacked ! his colour change !

JL MERTZ on CottonBay

Le 26/02/2019 à 15:06, CW Bill Rouse a écrit :
Yes H6 is correct, but Henri believed that only a plastic propeller hub should be used.

There are several reasons:
1.) The propeller is protected by the Amel Bonding system.
2.) When the AutoProp zinc deteriorates it is the attachment ears that go first. This causes off-balance and you can only use about 80% of the zinc.

AutoProp makes and recommends the zinc because they want the propeller protected and no other boat yard has a bonding system as good as Amel. 


CW Bill Rouse
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970

On Tue, Feb 26, 2019, 6:37 AM Mark Erdos < mcerdos@...> wrote:

Hi Miles,


Yes. H6 is the correct one.



With best regards,





Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff


From: [] On Behalf Of Miles
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:20 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] autoprop zinc


I have just ordered a new H6 zinc for my autoprop.  Can anyone please let me know if the H6 is the correct size. 

s/y Ladybug, sm216  Le Marin, Martinique


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