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Question on fixed prop drag / hull speed
I am new to inboards, and now have a fixed 3 blade prop, and have read that they can cause a loss of speed, of a 1/2 knot, for example. My question: Is this only a concern when winds are light, and that drag will slow you down. I am thinking that, if there is lots of wind, the power from that wind would overpower the drag, and allow you to reach hull speed regardless. Am I wrong on this?