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post #3 of Old 12-13-2004
928frenzy
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Sailing in gear or in neutral?

Ive sailed with the prop free-wheeling and with the tranny in reverse. I didn''t think it would make a difference, but the boat moved through the water a bit faster when the tranny was in gear.

I recently bought a folding prop, so the tranny will have to be in gear in order to keep the blades vertical - which prevents one of them from flopping open.

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