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post #3 of Old 11-05-2004
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2 blade or 3 blade propeller

When you say that you don''t notice the difference, have you sailed a 335 that had a two blade prop or sailed your boat with its three blade propeller near a boat with a two blade prop. The difference between using a two blade vs a three blade shows up primarily in low windspeeds when it might make the difference in whether you can sail or not and at high windspeeds when it can result in greater heeling and more weather helm, and of course less controllable speeds.

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