Boat Mechanics
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Boat Propellers - All you ever wanted to know

4 Lessons Intermediate

About this course

Propellers actually only move water. Or yachts. Technically speaking, they only have to translate the rotational power of the engine into thrust . Michael Herrmann tries to find out how they do it.

Course Structure

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Introduction

Introduction to the history of propeller design and designations of the parts.

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Diameter

You will learn how the diameter of the propellor affects the performance and where the limitations are.

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Number of Wings

What is better: two or five wings? And why?

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Area Ratio

How is the area ratio defined and how can it be measured?

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