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post #3 of Old 11-26-2000
jrd22
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Feathering Propeller

I replaced a 3 blade fixed, 16", on our 34'' with the autoprop and am very impressed. We went from avg. motoring speed of 5.2 @2300 rpm to 6.2. We now run at 1900 to 2000 rpm and maintain 6K. Light wind performance under sail has improved dramatically. It was a little more $ than max. but feel it was worth it to get curved blades.
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