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SY JollyDodger
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Thumbs down 2-blade Flexofold Problems

Greetings everyone.

This winter i switched my propeller to a Flexofold 2-blade folding prop.
After getting the boat in the water the propeller problem started rather fast.
The 2-blade Flexofold won't unfold in reverse. I checked the gear, and it's sett that the propeller is the problem. I have dived on the propeller and there is no problems with the blades themselvs. They are lose as they should be and the propeller housing is thight to the shaft. I am realy disapointed in Flexofold as I have tried to send them several e-mails without respons. I wounder if anyone else have had a similar problem or have some ideas? I still have my old Eliche R. 2-blader prop. So I am woundering to change back to the old one.

Here are a video of the proplem, at first you could see how the boat reacts when reverse is enabled in a docking situation and then my "dive" on the Flexofold.

"Wherever we want to go, we'll go. That's what a ship is, you know. It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs, but what a ship is... what the Jolly Dodger really is... is freedom."

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