Campbell Sailor Brand Prop Question
Maine Sail's strong endorsement of the Campbell Sailor brand of propellor (see 3-blade fixed prop recommendations
), complete with impressive drag measurements, was compelling and started me thinking about replacing the prop on Tranquility Base.
However, I have one more question for CS owners: how well does the Campbell Sailor on your boat back down? I have avoided folding propellers because they compromise reverse thrust, and I wonder whether a propeller that derives part of its forward thrust from its wing-like cross section compromises it also.
So how well do the Campbell Sailor two and three-blade propellers back down in comparison to propellers that do not have a wing-shaped blade? What about in comparison to feathering propellers?
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama