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Re: problem diagnosis needed, no speed, smoke, low rpms
Problem solved....It was due to growth, much more barnacles on the prop than I first thought, also the blades were not moving freely at all. The barnacles on the "hub" were preventing the prop from feathering correctly. 10 minutes in a wetsuit and it was solved, tachs up fine now with plenty of power. Thanks for the replies.
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