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1989 C-30 Propeller Upgrade

Going to upgrade my prop for the following purposes in this order of importance.

1, Stopping
2. Backing
3. Forward Thrust

At the least I'm planning to up-grade to the larger 3 blade prop (about $600?)

Looking for info/suggestions from anyone who has installed the larger prop or a folding or feathering prop.

Thanks for the info
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Re: 1989 C-30 Propeller Upgrade

Installed a Flex O Fold 12 years ago on my 30 fter.
Best addition to boat after autopilot.
Prop size is 15-11 2 blade behind a Yanmar 3GM, boat comes in at about 9,500+ lbs cruise ready.
Considered a 3 blade but was no need to as has been proven out over years.
Boat stops on a dime, is a thing of beauty.
Backs well also, have reversed out of marina like the (charter jockeys/caps do)
but thinking the saildrive helps there also.
Forward thrust very good, much better than original 14-9 fixed prop.
When bought I kept on my desk for a few weeks before installing,
nice and shinny, well designed/made and well...just pretty.
Boat will be in water by end of March weather cooperating, come take a look before in water or a sail after.
Not associated to FOF other than satisfied customer.
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