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Question Need new prop for Oday 27

I purchased an O'Day 27 last year and this will be her first year in the water. the owner told me that I would have to purchase a new prop because the one on the boat was rated for the old atomic 4 engine. Currently the boat was remanned with a 16HP Yanmar diesel. Top RPM is 3400 for the engine. Where can I find the appropriate prop for my boat? Any info would be appreciated

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you could approach any decent prop maker with your boat & engine stats, they should be able to cut a proper prop for you. the real question is how much are you willing to pay and whether you're looking for folding, feathering, 2 or 3 blades etc....
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i dont want to buy junk but I also dont want to break the bank. when it comes to sailboat props there not alot i know as far as the advantages of a 2 blade verses a 3 blade
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Two-blade props will generally cause less drag, but a three-blade prop will generally give significantly better performance. If you don't race, get a three-bladed prop.
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