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Sabre 38 Prop Pitch

This may sound off the wall, but here goes.

I'm trying to get a PHRF rating for Victoria (the boat, not the wife), and the application form asks for a number of measurements for the fixed prop credit. I was able to estimate the exposure aft of the keel (~8'), the length of the exposed shaft (~26") and the prop size (14", I think). I have no idea as to the answer for the final question - pitch. Without diving under the boat and scraping off a bunch of paint to try and see the pitch stamped on the prop, is there a database of standard prop sizes installed for various manufacturers? Or conversely, with a 14" 2 bladed prop @ 2500 RPM, I do about 6 kts can the pitch be determined from these variables?

Thanks for the help

Sabre 38 "Victoria"
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