What can an Axiom Propeller do for your narrowboat or barge?

- Improved steering response ahead and astern

- A reduction in noise and vibration throughout the vessel

- A reduction in wash (as the hull lies flatter in the water)

- Powerful and controllable forward and reverse thrust

- The elimination of prop walk

- Reduced fuel consumption, boaters have reported up to 15% fuel saving

- Lower wash

- Greater stopping ability

- Smoother tiller operation

 

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The Axiom Propeller offers a narrowboat a number of key improvements in the way the boat travels through the water, stops and reverses. The Axiom Propeller is able to stop a narrowboat within its own length, without the unpredictable "prop walk" that can cause problems in shallow water. The propeller's symmetrical blade design provides dramatically improved stopping distances and also gives the narrowboat controllable reversing. With an Axiom Propeller fitted, the handling of the narrowboat will become precise, smooth and responsive with a minimum of wash and wake. Axiom Propeller's aim is to improve boat handling, safety and enjoyment through the use of a technologically advanced, reliable propeller.

Axiom Water Propellers Limited is an independent, family owned company based in Northamptonshire which has been manufacturing propellers for narrow boats, barges and yachts across the world since 2008. Axiom Propeller's aim is to improve boat handling, safety and enjoyment through the use of a technologically advanced, reliable propeller. The patented symmetrical blade design of the propeller is the product of more than 20 years research and development in marine propulsion resulting in a technologically advanced, reliable propeller, proven to produce significant fuel savings. The Axiom Propeller is manufactured using the highest quality materials to suit individual requirements and is available for all displacement vessels and propulsion systems.

The patented symmetrical blade design of the propeller is the product of more than 20 years research and development in marine propulsion resulting in a technologically advanced, reliable propeller, proven to produce significant fuel savings. The Axiom Propeller offers a narrowboat a number of key improvements giving greater control in the way the boat travels through the water, stops and reverses. With an Axiom Propeller fitted, handling of a narrowboat becomes precise, smooth and responsive with a minimum of wash and wake. The propeller's symmetrical blade design provides dramatically improved stopping distances making it possible to stop a narrowboat within its own length minimising unpredictable prop walk. The Axiom Propeller is manufactured using the highest quality materials to suit individual requirements and is suitable for all narrowboats and propulsion systems.

 

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"After 115 miles/68 Locks on a combination of shallow canals and deep rivers I thought I would give you a summary of my initial impression of the performance of the AXIOM propeller fitted to my 60ft Stowe Hill narrowboat, compared to the standard 18 x 13 propeller which I used for some 16000 miles/10000 Locks.

- Reduced tiller vibration

- Greatly reduced stopping distance

- The ability to stop in a straight line, even when carrying out an emergency stop

- Greatly increased manoeuvrability when reversing

- More positive steering  during normal cruising, particularly in deep water

- Increased efficiency at cruising speed. Difficult to quantify, but estimate 5-10%

- Could be tempting fate, but no visits to the weed hatch since the AXIOM was fitted

The only minor irritation I have found is that, in shallow water, excessive RPM when in reverse will bring all sorts of long lost items to the surface!

In summary, due to the overall improvement in handling I would recommend the AXIOM propeller to any serious narrowboater."