MachinistOur highly skilled staff has extensive experience and factory training in the repair and maintenance of controllable pitch propeller systems, bow-thrusters, and shaft seals. We have the ability to install and maintain your ships controls for propulsion systems including fixed pitch, CPP, and bow-thruster units, as well as mechanical systems. Tractor drive systems, both z-drive and cycloidal systems are part of our service capabilities. 

Our team members are highly capable in the fields of mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems. We have an ongoing training regimen to assure your vessels safe and efficient operation. We also have extensive experience with various manufactures systems. From old to the most recent technology for your vessel’s service needs to be met.

Sound Propeller Systems represents several different manufacturers in shaft seals and bearings; keeping a wide variety of options open for us to better serve your needs with no restrictions. Bonding service 24 hours 7 days a week.


  • Z-Drives - 1500, 2500, and 3500 HP
  • Controllable Pitch system and Bow Thrusters systems
  • Hydraulic Couplings

In-House and Field Service

  • Inspections with recommendations for repairs for most commercial propulsion systems provided (Controllable Pitch Propellers, Bow thrusters, Rudders, Seals, and Stern tube Seals)
  • Overhaul hydraulic steering systems
  • Shaft bearings (composite shaft/ rudder bearings, cutlass bearings, babbit, and roller bearings
  • On site hydraulic coupling removal
  • On site blue fitting of propellers and couplings
  • Belzona and Enecon repair
  • Thorough Reports provided with recommendations and complete service reports provided for documentation purposes

Machine Shop

  • General Machining
  • Fabrication
  • Mill
  • Lathe
  • Drill Press
  • Media Blasting
  • Overhead Cranes to 20 tons (2 10-Ton and 1 5-Ton)
  • Solvent Tank
  • 30HP Dry Air Compressor