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post #5 of Old 02-27-2010
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I have a Campbell Sailor Prop on my C37.I have not had a Max Prop so cannot make a comparison but I can give some comment on the Sailor prop.I have very good forward thrust and serious prop walk in reverse.My prop was delivered with the wrong pitch and had to be repitched by Campbell ( only Campbell will do the repitch)a real hassle.When sailing the drag is negligible, I sail right along with other boats and pass many.
If you are into racing the feathering prop is obviously the way to go but if you are cruising I think the simpler non mechanical prop is best.
One last note ,when I repowered and reproped the engine supplier warned me that he had had numerous problems with incorrect pitch on Sailor props and recommended Michigan props.I ignored that advice and did get a incorrectly pitched prop.
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