Great care needs to be taken when designing a strut as shaft movement or water flow disturbance to the propeller are unacceptable attributes. Toein or out for “A” struts can give rise to cavitation and noise. If no compromise is to be made you will need a custom built strut. We offer a wide variety of I, P and Thru Hull struts cast in aluminium, manganese bronze or nickel aluminium bronze, catering for ¾” to 4″ diameter shafts. All are custom made to suit your vessel. The struts are fitted with a Thordon bearing. Henley’s Struts can also be designed and built to survey standards.
We have a wide range of existing patterns for various Designs of hull.
Thru Hull Strut
As the photo shows, the thru hull strut places the flange on the inside of the hull. This system avoids the need to have an exact pattern built which is why we have supplied many of these struts to our export markets as well as domestic applications.
Henley’s have a range of standard patterns to suit applied bhp, shaft & prop diameters.
No pattern costs or delays.
The strut supplied can be fitted at various angles and heights to suit the shaft & hull.
Low appendage drag as no external flange.
Easy installation: simply build a dam around the struts internal flange and pour in the Easi Chok resin to bond into place.
Full fitting instructions supplied.
One of our Thru hull
Thru hull strut and Henley’s
Easiflow Rudder port system.
Photo below shows typical Henley
strut design with Tiger Props and
Drawing below shows typical install
of a Henley Thru hull strut and
Transom hung rudder.
2205 STAINLESS STEEL STRUT BOLTS & WASHERS.
316 STAINLESS STEEL NUTS.
LENGTHS AVAILABLE: 3″,4″,5″,6″
The team at Henleys are happy to manufacture your designs
The Henleys team are fully qualified to fabricate parts for all boating needs
Operating for over 95 years you will receive the highest quality