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post #8 of Old 11-11-2004
JohnDrake
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2 blade or 3 blade propeller

I am swinging a 17"x12" 2 blade fixed, which I need to replace. It produces significant drag and prop walk (which can be used on occasion but I would rather have less).

I am looking into getting a new Campbell Sailor Prop, 3 blade fixed, mostly because of cost ($485) and this will be for cruising. This will reportedly give less drag, less prop walk, smoother action and more bite in forward and reverse.

The boat is 38ft LOA, 31ft LWL, 22,000lbs. Perkins 4-108 engine, Hurth V tranny doing 2.13:1.

Campbell is recommending a 16"x9" 3 blade fixed.

Does that sound in the ballpark?

My best to all.

John
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