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post #23 of Old 09-28-2012
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Re: 3-blade fixed prop recommendations?

Originally Posted by preservedkillick View Post
This is exactly what I experience, except it happens all the time! I often end up getting in the dinghy at the end of the day to pull seaweed from the prop.

I wonder why my setup is such a seaweed magnet?

Could it be the gap between the and of the bearing and the start of the prop?? Perhaps I should try a shaft zinc in front of the prop to take up the space. ?
That's odd. This summer it happened just twice to us but I never noticed any difference in frequency between the CS and our old prop.. We had a LOT of weed this summer too. To free it I just give a quick blast of revers and it's gone. I would think we'd get more with a fin keel but perhaps not...

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