About the picture to the left:
This is one of a pair of props for the Sara Reed. The Sara Reed is a tug
used by The Dutra group for various marine construction projects.
We had to gear up for this pair of 74" diameter stainless steel props.
We are now able to repair and tune up to 120 " diameter props with the
precision that gives better performance and fuel savings.
Before and After: The Dutra Group is
a Marine Construction Company that runs a fleet of workboats and tugs in the
San Francisco Bay Area and the Sacramento River Delta. They needed quick
turn around on propeller repair for one of their workboats. We picked up the
propeller on a Wednesday and delivered the finished job on Friday at noon so Dutra could get their workboat back in the water. We were thanked for the
quick turn around, and told that the propeller "looked like it was new".
These before and after pictures show the dramatic difference in
appearance after repairs, tuning, and finishing. What you cannot see is
the absolute precision that Prop Scan allows Thomas Marine Propeller to
Tune to. Precision means performance, no vibration, better fuel usage,
quieter running, and HAPPY BOAT OWNERS