Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: NY Metro
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I bought a boat with a new ( 135 hours) engine, drivetrain, and feathering propeller. A very expensive type of prop mind you. I was excited ! no drag under sail, power thrust in both directions, all that jazz.
Never again. It popped the key twice, once in an extremely dangerous situation on a large river woth tons of commercial traffic, current, and no wind. That and damage to my hard working, no complaints rudder.
I replaced with the Campbell Sailor. It is made of a single piece of metal, produces gobs of thrust, much better balanced than any one with moving parts. I will never own a prop with more than one piece again. Oh, the campbell cost 1/4 as much as the prop it replaced.