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Pearson 27 question

Dec 27, 2012
475
Precision Precision 28 Somers Point
A friend of mine just purchased a 1989 Pearson 27. We took her for a sail the other day. She handles nicely but we kept hearing an intermittent hum, loudest in the aft cabin. The only electrical device running was his GPS. The diesel was not running at the time. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it possible it’s the Hydro dynamics of the wing keel?
 
Dec 5, 2015
78
Oday 272LE Louisville, KY
If the boat has a Hurth HBW50 transmission, then you are supposed to sail with the transmission in reverse gear to prevent the prop from spinning.
 
Jul 7, 2004
6,176
Hunter 30T Cheney, KS
Next time you are out, you could take a look at the shaft and see if it's spinning. Reverse would lock it in place.
Then all you have is the drag :)
Props (pun intended) for folding and feathering props.