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I would appreciate any input from people with experience from any of the following feathering propellers; Autoprop and Maxprop.
Im trying to get better performance under sail on my Moody 42 ketch and get rid of the huge fixed 3-bladed one.
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There was a very recent dicussion on this topic that you might want to reference. Also, Practical Sailor has done some tests and printed the results..
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Try Martec. They sell an AutoStream which is a 3 blade feathering propeller from Australia that is, in my opinion, superior to Martec and costs a lot less. I have one on my Tartan 37 and it added about .75 knot of speed sailing and stopped a lot of lugging on the engine. You need one that is externally adjustable both forward and reverse.
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