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post #2 of Old 07-13-2007
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Keep the folding prop, your boat will perform much better as a sailboat than with the fixed prop. The lost of power is maybe 10%.

If you ever have to go against 2-4 kn current for 32-40 miles in a 30 foot sailboat, stay home. FWIW one way to duck the currents where the shore line permits, is get into shallow water along the shore where the current dies out...
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