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Most of the feathering props are 'pitch adjustable' .... some can either have their pitch adjusted while the prop is still installed and the boat is IN the water. With most feathering props, you can OPTIMIZE the prop's pitch to optimized engine rpm for best power/efficiency,etc.
Folders while having much better drag characteristics, cant be easily pitch adjusted.
This is precisely why I chose a four-blade feathering VariProp for the steel cruiser (I want a far more torque-y bite in reverse) and a Gori folder for the racer.
I have yet to install the VariProp as I am repowering this year, but the Gori's been on a number of seasons and you can read my positive remarks (and a few reservations) using "Valiente" and "Gori" in the search function.
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