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Old 08-06-2008
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Flex-o-fold v. MaxProp?

I had ordered a MaxProp for our new boat. The dealer now is asking why I want to change from the 3-blade Flex-o-Fold to the MaxProp. I've checked with my usual yard who believes the Flex-o-Fold should be fine and they would not recommend spending the money on the MaxProp.

Thoughts from you esteemed experts?

My main reason for wanting the MaxProp was for performance under power, obviously, and particularly in reverse. The difference in drag between the folding and feathering prop is not meaningful to us, but the difference in performance under power would be, if there is a material difference. That said, the MaxProp is $4600, so if the two props will give comparable performance, I can think of other things I'd rather do with the money.
Dan Goldberg

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