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post #58 of Old 02-08-2011
okapi3
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These Yanmars are called "auxiliary engines" for a reason. They are just for secondary auxiliary use whereas the primary function of our boats is to SAIL. Therefore, it seems to me it is more important that a prop produces the minimum drag when sailing than how efficient it is when motoring.

And I can tell a huge difference when I sail with my Max-Prop inadvertently un-feathered-- almost a knot's difference. To me that is huge. I would never go to a fixed prop. That's my $.02.

Paul Cooper
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Chesapeake

The secret to sailing is good judgment. Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.
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