Gori Propellers Offers 10% Discount

Gori folding propellers from Denmark let you sail faster and motor more efficiently and now you can save too. Drag – it’s such a drag when you’re sailing.  But a fixed prop is just like dragging a bucket through the water and that does nothing ...

5th August 2010.
By Zuzana Prochazka

Gori folding propellers from Denmark let you sail faster and motor more efficiently and now you can save too.

Drag – it’s such a drag when you’re sailing.  But a fixed prop is just like dragging a bucket through the water and that does nothing for speed under sail.  According to the manufacturer, Gori folding props can increase your speed under sail by up to a knot.  Gori’s technology folds the prop, unlike say MaxProp which feathers the prop, but both do provide less drag and better efficiency under power and sail.

Under sail, Gori props do not auto-rotate or vibrate, even at high speeds. The two, three and four-bladed props fold into a hydrodynamic shape when the prop shaft stops turning.  Various sizes are available depending on the number of blades. 

But it’s not just under sail that a folding prop makes sense.  Under power, the blade design and gearing system make a Gori prop more efficient in forward and reverse than fixed props. The true blade shape and design – the camber, curve and twist – deliver maximum drive.  Unlike fixed props, the folding Gori is the same shape in both forward and reverse, so you can back much better (minus the crazy prop walk) and stop more effectively with all blades digging in just as if the prop were in forward.
 

Gori props also offer their “over drive” function that allows you to motor at cruising speeds while the engine is turning over at lower revolutions, thus creating less noise, vibration and heat – and of course, using less fuel. 

So how do you save 10%?  Blue Water Sailing’s online newsletter called the Cruising Compass came out with this offer Tuesday and it’s good until the end of October.  So let me help them spread the word – get a discount while sailing and motoring more efficiently. 

For more information, visit Gori propellers


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Zuzana Prochazka

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Zuzana Prochazka is a writer and photographer who freelances for a dozen boating magazines and websites. A USCG 100 Ton Master, Zuzana has cruised, chartered and skippered flotillas in many parts of the world and serves as a presenter on charter destinations and topics. She is the Chair of the New Product Awards committee, judging innovative boats and gear at NMMA and NMEA shows, and currently serves as immediate past president of Boating Writers International. She contributes to Boats.com and YachtWorld.com, and also blogs regularly on her boat review site, TalkoftheDock.com.
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