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post #11 of Old 02-06-2001
JimSeemann
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Folding/Feathering Propellers

Is anyone aware of long term reliability problems with the MaxProp, Martec,
or any of the other feathering propellers??

I own a Catalina 380 which was delivered with a 18" AutoProp. The AutoProp worked very well going forward, but caused a good deal of prop-walk in reverse.

The biggest problem though was excessive propeller shaft vibration which caused my stuffing box seal to wear out in less than 6 months. I switched back to a 3-blade fixed pitch propeller and the stuffing box is no longer a problem.
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