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post #11 of Old 01-30-2001
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On a two bladed prop if close to keel and lined up with it, will give less drag if locked cross ways...but another factor is the turbulance the locked prop creates. It now effects the rudder surface(it will also put a drag on the vessel) which will not allow you to point as high, plus much less control when heeled over...turbulance creates air bubbles and pockets of different pressures not needed by the rudder
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