Last Man Standing
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Re: Backing up (or not)
I appreciate your wisdom with this statement. It's a benefit of the Maxprop to use the same leading edge of the blade in forward and reverse. So, in theory you would have the same prop walk in reverse as forward. I think that is only the license of salesmanship that promotes the statement of "No prop walk". Of course the prop walk in reverse is accentuated by not having the prop wash over the rudder and that still stands true with the Maxprop in reverse. The Maxprop only has no prop walk in reverse to the degree that there is no prop walk in forward, but, of course, there is prop walk in forward. Final answer, the Maxprop has far less prop walk, but not with "no" prop walk.
I haven't addressed the fact that you used the terrm prop wash. I just figured that was intended to be prop walk for you would never move without prop wash!
Thanks for the explanation Force. After my last post, I looked it up and saw the explanation you just gave for how it works. Pretty cool.
When I'm at the boat this weekend, I'll do the prop-walk test in the slip to see how much push we're getting in reverse.
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