Teignbridge reveals new propeller concept

Stand prototype of the new patented prop Stand prototype of the new patented prop

Global propulsion designer and manufacturer Teignbridge Propellers has launched its revolutionary new modular propeller at Seawork.

The unique propeller is manufactured in aluminium bronze and is modular in design.  Each blade can be removed and replaced if necessary. Known as the ‘Clamp on Blade’ design (CoB) it allows the vessel owner to store spare blades on board and if damage occurs, replace the blades without going to dry dock.

In addition, large propellers can be boxed or packed into a container for ease of transportation. The world-wide patent is pending, but the UK patent was confirmed this month.

The CoB has attracted huge interest at Seawork with many ship owners requesting additional details with the intention of ordering. The CoB can be retrofitted to any shaft.

According to Mark Phare of Teignbridge Propellers, on many vessels a damaged blade can be replaced by ballasting the boat to get the top blade and hub clear of the water. He recommends that a buyer of the new propeller system purchase one or two spare blades with the prop and keep them onboard for emergencies.

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