How do I make my Flexofold propeller fold?
For a shaft drive installation, often you don’t need to do anything. Simply switch engine off and sail along in neutral, the propeller shaft will be stationary and the propeller will fold. If transition from motoring to sailing is done at speed, it may not fold automatically.
Engage reverse gear for a couple of seconds, this will make the propeller fold, then put back into neutral and the shaft will then be stationary. If shaft is not turning then it is folded.
For a sail drive installation put engine in reverse for a couple of seconds and then back into neutral to ensure that it has infact folded. Usually you can hear if the propeller is turning. If it is turning, it has not folded.Back to FAQs