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Propeller position?

I race a P30 PHRF cruising, and have the adjustment for a fixed 2-blade prop.

I've often wondered if the position of the prop when I shut down the engine makes a difference in drag - i.e. whether the blades are pointing vertical or horizontal or in between.

Does anyone know if it matters?

I always sail with it in gear so that the prop doesn't spin freely.

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Eric

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