Hey all, so as an intro, last year I picked up a 130 year old wood tug with a 1940 Atlas Imperial for some projects to turn into a technology demonstrator and charter boat as well as my home.
I’m looking for a CP prop system like I used to see laying around all the boat yards in N Europe from the old trawlers. Problem is I don’t see them at all here around the Puget Sound or in the US in general.
Anyone with connections to help me find something here or there? I’m currently swinging a 50" diameter, 38" pitch fixed prop on a 6” shaft (she had a lot more HP as a working tug) with a Paragon gear 1:1 fwd 3:2 reverse.
I want to add a 150-200kW electric motor to the shaft on a belt drive, and get rid of the Paragon gear and put in a simple In/Out coupler so I can go straight electric or hybrid together.
Any leads are appreciated, TIA. Here’s a quick link to the boat’s page with a few videos.