Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Penobscot Bay Maine
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Greetings All: Does anyone have personal experience with the Variprop feathering propeller?
I've been slogging through information and quotes for a new 3-blade feathering prop to replace the original 2-blade fixed propeller on my full keel sloop. My biggest goal is to get the superior astern thrust that a feathering prop offers. So far, checked into Max Prop, Hydralign, Kiwi Prop, and a few others. Variprop is made in Germany, has a unique internal clutch mechanism that supposedly reduces "clash" when shifted from ahead to astern, comes fully assembled, and has a US distributor in Thomaston, Maine. So far, they have been the most responsive to my queries, but unfortunately also the most expensive.
Any real-world experiences would be most appreciated! Thanks!