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post #8 of Old 09-17-2002
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Prop walk with a Max Prop

Thanks all for the responses - Please note I didn''t say I couldn''t manuever. I do work with the characteristics of the boat. I am seeking to understand why the more common experience of reduced prop walk with this prop was missing in my case. To answer a few of the questions, my pitch is the same in forward and reverse although PYI suggested that they could remachine the hub to give differing pitches. We''re not going down that road because I can maneuver the boat just fine. The angle in relation to the underbody is not extreme but my shaft resides in an underbody fairing that could be causing the "push". Sailing performance has been enhanced relative to the old fixed blade prop by about .5-.75 knots by our notes when sailing in 12-18 knots depending on point of sail. PYI service has been exemplary and I have worked with both Frederick and Kevin. They are both valuable sources of information.

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