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So what o d when under sail? Foward netural with the transmission??
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So what o d when under sail? Foward netural with the transmission??
Shut down the engine, push the trans into reverse for a moment to ensure the slip stream closes the blades and then shift back to neutral.

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Shut down the engine, push the trans into reverse for a moment to ensure the slip stream closes the blades and then shift back to neutral.
Thanks thats what I thought but wanted to be sure.
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Re: 2-Blade folding propeller

If you're going to be a true fanatic... mark the prop shaft inside the boat when the axis of the two blades is horizontal.. and make sure the shaft locks/stops in that position.

That way, when you slow down in really light air the lower blade can't 'fall open' and add to the drag.

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Re: 2-Blade folding propeller

The geared flex-o-fold just closes even when I grab my mooring and don't try

The martec on my friends boat which is not geared does require setting the shaft

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The geared flex-o-fold just closes even when I grab my mooring and don't try

The martec on my friends boat which is not geared does require setting the shaft
True.. my comments were wrt a non-geared folder (which I believe Itgoshen has).

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So what o d when under sail? Foward netural with the transmission??

With my Flex-O-Fold it continued to spin in neutral. I had to lock it in reverse to get the blades to close.

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Re: 2-Blade folding propeller

Itgoshen,
Do you have a diesel or an Atomic 4?
If it's an A4 you have to lock it in forward since the A4 has no positive lock in reverse.

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That's a Martec.
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