December 29, 2009
Your prop is arguably one of the most important parts of your engine. However as with many things, if it is not used properly your propeller can potentially present danger. To wrap up my series on propellers, here are a few important safety tips to keep in mind:
1. Your propeller should be inspected on an annual basis, every 100 hours, and after any impact strike. Issues that require further attention should be dealt with immediately.
2. Avoid operating the boat in areas where loose clothing, debris, fishing line or nets are located. This presents a danger if someone were to become entangled in the prop and pulled towards it.
3. Kill switch lanyards and wireless versions such as Autotether, are designed to help prevent propeller strikes, so as usual I will stress the importance of always wearing one!
4. Avoid operating the prop in conditions that may cause damage such as mud, surface penetrating operation or other entanglements. This may cause stress on the prop prematurely. If these conditions cannot be avoided, operate the engine with extreme care as catastrophic failure or disintegration could occur.
Posted by ribcraftusa at December 29, 2009 10:22 AMBack To Index