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post #6 of Old 10-05-2011
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If you are cruising full time in a place like the caribbean where growth on your prop can happen pretty fast in the warm water it is a pain to clean a max prop. Sure, I would rather go half a knot faster but I also would like to be able to easily clean my prop with a couple of dives under the boat with my flippers. Really hard to do that with fancy gears and moving parts. Really easy to do that with an old fashioned prop.
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