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I too have a Flex-O-Fold. In my case it is a 2-blade on a 20hp Yanmar. I am so impressed with the prop that I will replace it when I repower. The new motor(3YM30) goes into the boat in April. The new prop will be a 3-blade Flex-O-Fold.
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I am affiliated in the way that I am an owner/user of the prop, and I like it. Did You read my comments on my web page about 'propellers'?
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Well, on my original post I was strongly leaning towards the Flex-O-Fold. And I continue to hear good comments about them. I've talked to my boat dealer, and he has put them on a couple of boats and had bad problems. He said he likes the Maxprops. Maxprop has been around for a long time, and is standard on boats such as Swans. Of course it is a feathering prop instead of folding. Performance in reverse should be better. Any comments on the MaxProp? Rob
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Any comments on the MaxProp? Rob
I see far more Max Props in use than any other feathering prop. They are well designed, rugged and easy to maintain. And contrary to popular belief, all installation, removal or maintenance can be done with the boat in the water.
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We have a three-blade MaxProp classic on our 36' boat and are quite pleased. However, we do not have much experience with other props to really make a comparison. Our boat came with a two-blade folding prop which has never been used.

BTW, MaxProps are almost works of art.
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