2-Blade Saildrive Composite Folding Propeller

The NEW generation of folding propellers

Taking advantage of modern composite materials, the Flexofold Composite propeller is not only immune to electrolysis, it also features a protective torsional hub, low weight and high strength – all combined in an attractive design.
​The Flexofold Composite propeller still provides the recognized low drag, higher speed and good performance under sail, as well as high thrust and strong maneuverability under power.

The NEW Flexofold Composite propeller has been tested for more seasons by appointed test sailors and already choosen as original propeller by more boat yards, including Elan Yachts and Saffier Yachts.

Nomminated and awarded a "Special mentioning" at the prestrigious DAME Award 2016 (Design Award Marine Equipment, METS trade show in Amsterdam, Holland). 

Downloads and Honors


Awards

DAME Award 2016 Special Mention

“…Flexofold gets a Special Mention in its own right for its excellent design, execution and electrical isolation of the prop from the saildrive.”

The DAME Award jury, METS Trade Show 2016

 

Pittman Award by SAIL magazine

”The combination of innovative materials and Flexofold’s impeccable engineering and design have taken folding propellers to a whole other level with this new product“

Adam Cort, Executive Editor, SAIL magazine 2017

 

Click to read the article by SAIL magazine

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Description

Special features

  • Composite material immune to electrolysis *)
  • Light weight (2,8 kgs less a standard folding propeller)
  • Helical gearing between the blades ensures a syncronized folding mechanism
  • Patented mounting system absorbs impact from the centrifugal force and allows adjustment of play in gears
  • Protective cover over the gearing
  • Easy replacable build-in anodes in each blade
  • Dual shock absorbers for quitet opening of the propeller
  • Special innerhub to protect the saildrive and gearbox from the propeller impact
  • Mounting screws are pre-applied with Loctite for mounting above as well as under water
  • Water lubricated - no need for maintenance

Immune to electrolysis

A common issue for sailboat owners is electrolysis – coursed by electrical errors in the sailboat or shore power.

Today’s use of electrical equipment on sailboats increases the risk of wrong installations. Even if all installations are ok, docking in a marina with defective shore power can cause severe damage. This, as stray current easily damages the propeller – normally being the part with the best electrical connection into the water.

Our determination solving this matter has now resulted in the development of a new generation of folding propellers – the 2-blade Flexofold Composite!

Propeller sizes

The 2-blade Composite propeller for saildrive is available in diameters of 15" to 18" - all in a wide range of pitches.

Available for both LEFT and RIGHT turning saildrives (saildrives are generally LEFT turning, however, catamarans might use counter rotating propeller on one side).

Compatible with...

The Flexofold propellers has a 100% fit on all common saildrives from Yanmar, Volvo Penta, Lombardini, Technodrive and Torqeedo Deep Blue.

To be fittet on Selva saildrives when using an adpater.