# How much clearance is between the tip of the propeller and the ground?

## How much clearance is between the tip of the propeller and the ground?

A prop strike against the ground can cause expensive, often irreparable damage to the propeller blades or engine. It’s a good rule of thumb to leave a minimum of 7 inches between the prop tip and the ground to minimize the risk of a prop strike on landings.

## What is propeller tip?

In the tip-fin propeller a tip fin or winglet is attached to the blade tip and integrated into the blade in such a way that the blade tip is softly curved towards the suction side.

Where should the crew asked for propeller clearance?

bridge
The bridge should be asked for propeller clearance.

### What is the radius of a propeller?

Radius The distance from the axis of rotation to the blade tip. The radius multiplied by two is equal to the diameter. Rake Rake is the angle of attachment of the blade to the boss of the propeller and affects the flow of water through the propeller.

### How much clearance do you need for a propeller?

» It is essential to have the correct amount of tip clearance between the end of the propeller blades and the hull. The recognised minimum clearance should be between one sixth and one fifth of the total prop diameter.

Can a propeller tip extend below the keel line?

The limitations are normally given by that the propeller tip should not extend below the keel line of the vessel, and that there is sufﬁcient clearance between hull and propeller tip to have acceptable levels of pressure pulses and forces, thus not causing severe vibration prob- lems inside the vessel.

#### What happens when tip clearance of prop is compromised?

The way that a prop works is fairly complex and it creates lift and thus drives the boat forward. When the tip clearance is compromised two things happen; the first is that the water flow is interrupted and the blade will not be anything like as efficient and secondly the water is ‘trapped’ between the rotating prop and the hull.

#### What is the tip clearance of a wind turbine?

Tip clearance is the distance between the tip of a rotating airfoil and a stationary part. Gas turbine: Rotor blade and casing. Propeller ( ship or aircraft ): Propeller and structure. Ground tip clearance [1] Wind turbine: blade and tower.