Page 84: of Marine News Magazine (November 2019)

Workboat Annual

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of November 2019 Marine News Magazine



Tools for



TrueProp is software for propeller inspection devices, assisting propeller manufacturers and repair shops to identify damage, repair and tune propellers to improve performance and save fuel.

By Adam Kaplan aving the right tools for the job makes all the blade designs. PropCad allows designers to quickly setup difference. Propeller professionals have looked the propeller geometry, prepare 2D drawings, inspection

Hto HydroComp for over 35 years for industry- documents, and 3D models. Many manufacturers are ex- leading analytical tools to ensure that the right propeller is porting full 3D CAD models from PropCad to create fully installed on your vessel and performs effectively. CNC’ed custom propellers with incredibly tight tolerances.

Choosing the right propeller is critical to the perfor- mance of your Vessel. Service yards, propeller manufactur-

Beyond Design: Repair Tools, too ers, and engine distributors use HydroComp PropExpert

As propeller design advances, so has demand for pro- to size engines, gears, and propellers for different applica- peller repair and performance tuning. Repair professionals tions. PropExpert predicts top-speed, fuel burn, and ef- can now use TrueProp Software to measure and evaluate ? ciency for virtually any propeller – and includes a library the quality of your propeller. TrueProp records data from of standard performance models from the most popular the blade surfaces and uses the ISO-484 manufacturing propeller manufacturers. With over 260 users world-wide, criteria to identify damage and differences between each

PropExpert is used for a wide variety of commercial and blade. This allows the propeller shop to bring your pro- pleasure craft – from tugboats to motor yachts.

peller back to those tight-tolerances – maximizing perfor-

Some applications require a propeller that may not be mance and putting power to the water with a propeller available from any manufacturer. For custom propeller that is as-good or better-than new.

geometry, propeller designers and manufacturers use Hy-

HydroComp, Inc. was established in 1984 and provides droComp PropCad to create highly-ef? cient propeller technical software for ship resistance and propulsion pre-

November 2019

MN 84

Marine News

Marine News is the premier magazine of the North American Inland, coastal and Offshore workboat markets.