Propulsion Brake Systems 
When selecting brakes for a twin propeller vessel, size the brake system to produce 75% of the vessel's maximum shaft torque.  Reference the datasheets under the product pages below to select an appropriate brake model that will stop the rotating propeller when reversing from full ahead.  The selected brake system must have enough pad area to limit the power to 5 hp per square inch of brake pad.

Generally, a basic system consists of a pair of air applied disc brakes, a ventilated disc and an air control panel.  The brakes are best controlled by the neutral safety contact from the Kobelt propulsion controls.

Kobelt builds durable and rugged brake systems that are used in a number of industries around the world, capable of small to very large sizes. To determine which brake package is most applicable, please download the Qualification Form, complete and submit to Kobelt for a quote, or check out Kobelt's brake products below.