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post #8 of Old 11-12-2003
paulmcquillan
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best folding prop?

Construction is robust. Because there are no gears, the composite blades pivot on a solid bronze hub w three solid spokes. Each spoke is bigger in diameter than my thumb.

KFP talked me out of ordering a spare blade because they have only replaced ONE in over 10 years. Because it''s so easy to replace, the blade is designed to break before the bronze hub. (I wouldn''t want to be on a boat that hit anything hard enough to break that hub).

Most of their references were pretty long term (multiple years and several over 500 engine hours). I''ve had this one installed for a couple of months.

They were willing to send me jpg photos of a dis-assembled prop, and individual discussion about electrolysis, sizing, construction. Rather inventive those New Zealanders....
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