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.
"Figment" 1978 Pearson 30 #1083