Bobby Soles Propeller is Palm Beach County’s premier marine propulsion machine shop and fabrication facility specializing in all aspects of running gear fabrication and repair. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest quality product, and the greatest level of support from pick-up to pre-install inspection. Over the years we have developed the necessary processes to ensure our end results meet our customers’ demand for strict adherence to ISO standards, as well as, aesthetic appearance. All work is measured, documented, repeated and verified before it leaves our shop for final delivery or customer pick-up.
Our experience and expertise allow us to go above and beyond simple shaft straightening, rudder post replacement, or bearing changes. It allows us to identify and solve complicated problems that exist with your running gear. Problems that can cause high maintenance and operating expenses down the road.
All work is completed in house here at Bobby Soles Propeller. Our machine shop and fabrication departments are equipped with numerous lathes and milling machines. We also have CNC plasma cutting and SMAW/GTAW welding capabilities.
Machining & Fabrication Capabilities
Low tolerance shaft straightening up to 5 ” diameter and 25′ in length
“Cladding” – Welding build up and turn down of worn or corroded seal contact and bearing journal areas
Blue fitting and lapping props and couplings to propeller shafts to ensure proper fit along the tapers
Thread and keyway repair
Propeller boring and keying
Steering system fabrication
Custom fabricate specialty parts (engine mounts, tiller arms, sea chest grates, etc.)
Rudder fabrication and repair
In blade rudder post straightening
Rudder post replacement
Strut straightening and bearing replacement
Machining of brass, nylon, cutless, composite, and/or other friction free propeller shaft bearings
Coupling pilot reconditioning
CNC Plasma Cutting
AWS Certified GTAW and SMAW welding
Plus much more