Join Date: May 2011
Location: Richmond, VA
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Upgrade prop to a feathering prop
We have just put our sailboat on the hard for the winter with the intent to do several projects. One is to upgrade our fixed prop with a feathering prop or a folding prop.
I really like the feathering props but would like to have some additional input from users.
Based on previous users, are there any disadvantages with feathering props?
I believe the advantanges would be the grip in reverse and decreased drag while sailing as I hear it may gain upto 15%-20% or about a knot.
I am unsure if you would improve your forward speed under power.
Are feathering props better or worse then folding props?
Any recommendations on manufacturers? I.E. Max or Kiwi
S2 11.0A 36'