Propeller Services at Cristobal Marine Repair

When it comes to propellers, precision and performance are non-negotiable. The accuracy and form or shape of a propeller blade section as it slices through the water determines the ultimate thrust and performance of any vessel. An accurate ‘Prop Scan’ propeller with the correct section form and pitch will always out-perform a standard propeller. You will get fuel savings, increased boat speed, reduced vibration, correct engine RPM and correct engine loading.

At Cristobal Marine Repair we recognize the critical role of well-maintained and optimized propellers for the smooth operation of your boat. With nearly two decades of experience serving ship and yacht owners, captains and agents in Panama, we take immense pride in being your trusted partner for all your propeller needs.

Why Choose Us?

Experience and Expertise: With a legacy dating back to 2004, we have consistently demonstrated our capabilities in propeller maintenance and optimization. Our team of dedicated marine propeller specialists possesses extensive experience in the intricacies of propeller systems.

Comprehensive Services: From diagnostic testing to certified welding, repairs and dynamic balancing, our full-service workshop is equipped to handle propellers of various sizes and complexities.

PropScan Technology: We employ PropScan Technology, coupled with Dynamic Balancing, to optimize marine propellers up to 73 inches. Prop Scan determines inaccuracies in propeller pitch, camber and elevations that are undetectable to the naked eye which gives a Prop Scan technician the power to remove these inconsistencies, increasing the performance and comfort of your vessel. All repairs are conducted in accordance with international class S ISO 484/2 standards.

On-Demand Solutions: Our workshop is accessible to all Panama’s ports and marinas, ensuring rapid access to your boat. We can address any critical propeller issues swiftly and efficiently.

Your Trusted Partner: We have built our reputation on delivering excellence and remain dedicated to upholding the highest standards in the maritime industry.

Our Propeller Repair Services Include:

 Computerized propeller measuring.
  Computerized analysis of propellers.
  Computerized propeller sizing.
  Reduce propeller induced vibration.
  Increase speed throughout the full rev range.

Prop Scan is used to optimize marine propellers, reduce fuel consumption, increase top speed and cruising speed, eliminate propeller vibration and match engine loading requirements.

Immediate benefits:

  Fuel Savings
  Increase Boat Speed
  Less Vibration

Cavitation Reduction

Cavitation is caused by water vaporizing due to pressure reduction on the propeller blades. This can be caused by mechanical damage such as bent or impacted blades, wrongly matched power to propeller type or incorrect propeller design. This distortion of the flow pattern can significantly reduce power and efficiency and cause erosion of the rotating propeller blades. Prop Scan reduces the level of propeller cavitation which results in improved efficiency and extended propeller life.

Eliminate Propeller Induced Vibration

Inaccuracies in marine propellers, such as variations in pitch and camber, cause your propeller to vibrate. With the use of Prop Scan these inaccuracies are removed. Prop Scan detects even the most minor variations (it measures down to 0.004″). Using Prop Scan technology, propeller induced vibrations are eliminated, making your vessel smooth, quiet and economical.

Consume Less Fuel

Prop Scan enhanced boat propellers are accurate and efficient. Vessels with Prop Scan enhanced propellers consume less fuel, saving money and increasing a vessel’s range.

Higher Speed

  Increased Top Speed
  Increased Cruising Speed
  Increased Power

Cristobal Marine Repair balances propellers using computerized Dynamic Balancing, the only correct way to balance a propeller. The propeller is setup just like it would be on a boat and allows our specialist to further tune the propeller so that it has little to no vibration.

Cristobal Marine Repair uses a PropStraightener hydraulic blade bending machine to safely repair blades and change pitch without the use of damaging heat. We are the only shop in Central America with this machine and are the exclusive dealer of PropStraightener machines.

Please contact us for a quote or to learn more about our services and our specialized Dynamic Balancing and PropScan equipment

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