The Coast Guard has been operating cutters using controllable pitch propellers since the mid-sixties. Over these years many engineers and operators have been frustrated and, in some cases, annoyed because the cutter creeps forward or aft, with all built-in indicators indicating zero pitch. This has occurred even after precise alignment of the system during drydocking, or by using the services of divers to check match marks on the blades/hub. This ariticle will attempt to explain what is happening and suggest a procedure to be used that will make everyone (well, almost) happy.

  • Corporate Authors:

    United States Coast Guard

    2100 Second Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20593
  • Authors:
    • Wagner, K E
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 21-23
  • Serial:
    • Engineer's Digest
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 196
    • Publisher: United States Coast Guard

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00165472
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineer's Digest
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1977 12:00AM