Tag Archives: propellers

Here at Clements Engineering we often attend sea trials with our clients to either trouble shoot issues so that we can design new equipment or test new equipment. Each vessel will have its own requirements, depending on its use and our propulsion gear is custom made to these requirements. We have always worked with a […]

This week we are pleased to bring to you a behind the scenes look at our propeller shaft manufacturing. Our propeller shafts are available in a variety of diameters for all leisure and commercial vessels providing our customers with finished propeller shaft assemblies or un-machined shaft materials. From 20mm – 150mm all propeller shafts come […]

After someone contacted us to help them with an urgent replacement propeller – it is always great to hear how they have been getting on. This is feedback from a customer recently. “We finally departed Leixoes to sail down the west coast of Portugal. Part of the first leg was spent motor sailing. We provisionally […]

Have you ever wondered how our propellers get so lovely and shiny? After casting in our foundry the propellers are hand finished to ensure they are smooth and efficient. The finished result is a lovely looking propeller. At Clements Engineering we design and manufacture 3, 4 and 5 blade propellers for all leisure and commercial […]

Our Propeller Shaft Support brackets are manufactured here in our foundry and finished in our factory here in Bedfordshire. In this next look behind the scenes at Clements we show you how our P Brackets are made. We make a variety of sizes from 20mm – 150mm from aluminium, manganese bronze (HTB1) Nickel Aluminium Bronze […]

Here at Clements we work with boats old and new – but not often as old as this fantastic barge. With new stern gear and propeller designed and manufactured by Clements Engineering this vital part of her restoration has been completed. Rescued from the scrap yard in the 1970’s her current owner, a shipwright, currently […]

Here at Clements Engineering our projects start with a drawing – for all our stern gear. We receive the vessel drawings from the customer. Our design team then work on the design for the most efficient and effective stern gear package to deliver the expectations of the boat user. Here at Clements we have been […]

Here at Clements Engineering we are able to design and manufacture our 3, 4 and 5 blade propellers, propeller shafts, rudder assemblies and propeller shaft brackets here on site in our own foundry. Here we have a great video showing the casting in our small HTB1 Furnace. The furnace reaches temperatures of 1070 degrees centigrade. […]

Many thanks to a customer for giving us feedback and the pictures of his boat “Oliver Cromwell”. “Received the prop yesterday….a beautiful piece of engineering….fitted it (with expert guidance)…..fits snugly…..bent over the washer to secure the anode nut in place etc….all done through the weed hatch. I’ve now been out on a test run on […]

Clements recently came to the rescue of a Scottish fishing boat run by QA Fish Limited (QA Shellfish). Based in Scotland the company buy and export crabs, lobsters and scallops. Whilst out working one day their shaft snapped and they lost their propeller. Fortunately the propeller had been lost over an area they knew was popular for […]

Jermaine Cranston has joined the Clements Engineering team as their new Trainee Design Engineer.  With an HND in Engineering, Clements Engineering is Jermaine’s first introduction to the marine industry having previously worked in telecommunications.  To help him get to grips with stern gear and propellers as well as introducing him to lots of customers he recently […]

A few months ago, we reported a story about the John Bunyan Boat, a local company that offers river cruises on the waterways around the Bedford Town Centre area. The Clements team amended the propeller design to help make the boat stop quicker and also reduce noise levels so passengers could enjoy a quieter cruise.  They […]

As the UK experienced the coldest weather for the winter, the Clements Engineering team were out on sea trials in the Solent, Hampshire.   The Portsmouth Naval Base Property trust have just completed a restoration on MGB 81, now, a fully operational high-speed historical World War II motor boat, which was helped with a £580,000 grant […]

One of the stand out projects that Clements Engineering has been working on recently has been the restoration of a vessel that has been renamed HMY Britain. The vessel has had an interesting history since its build and the Clements Engineering team have worked with those involved in this project to ensure optimum design for […]