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Topic Review (Newest First)
11-10-2008 08:17 PM
Faster Max props are the "Cadillac" but very pricey - be prepared to spend $3-4K before you're done. We had trouble justifying that kind of outlay.

There are other less expensive variations on the feathering prop, including the well-rated Kiwi prop at less than half the price.

Amongst folders I'd suggest you get a geared one, at least then you won't suffer the horrible vibrations in the event that only one blade 'opens' - as happens from time to time on ungeared folders.
11-10-2008 06:50 PM
sailingfool
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Originally Posted by JohnMaschek View Post
Thanks, are there any variables when specifying the Maxiprop?
Yes, 2/3 blade and size, then the pitch is adjustable. The people at PYI Inc. Max-Prop PSS Shaft Seal Seaview Radar Mounts R&D are very helpful, although we had a yard do the install and adjustment - they pulled the boat twice to adjust the pitch, so it may be as much art as science. I'm afraid the specs for my three blade have disappeared, too many receipts to keep them all...
11-10-2008 06:16 PM
JohnMaschek Thanks, are there any variables when specifying the Maxiprop?
11-10-2008 06:13 PM
sailingfool My Maxprop has worked without fault for 9 years, worth the extra money in my opinion.
11-10-2008 04:32 PM
JohnMaschek
CS36T Folding Prop

While my new 1982 CS36T is in process of blister repair, I am working on list of things to do before she gets back in the water.
Does anyone have recommendations on a folding prop? I don't want to start a "folding prop debate", just let me know if anyone has gone through the process and what to know to make good decision.
Thanks
John Maschek
s/v SOME OF IT'S MAGIC

 
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