Gori Propeller Bulletin | December 2011
Ian Mills from Power Equipment in Sydney has asked us to pass on this important information regarding the Gori propeller rotating, stating the saildrives should be in neutral while under sail.
If the propeller is fully folded it will not auto rotate.
If you sail under power and just go into neutral before turning off the engine, the blades may not close. The shaft has to be stopped for a second to prevent the propeller from spinning and to close due to the water flow when the boat is moving.
He would like us to advise owners to turn the engine off and make sure the engine has stopped completely before placing the engine in neutral. The other option to guarantee the shaft has stopped is to when sailing with the engine stopped put the control lever into reverse, this will allow the folding propeller to fold close and stops the output shaft from rotating. After this operation put the control lever back into neutral. This will stop the Gori propeller from auto rotating.
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