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Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

The propeller doesen't give me any power aft at all. It colapses inn on itself. The mounting of the propeller is done after FOF's own drawings and spec's.


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The propeller doesen't give me any power aft at all. It colapses inn on itself. The mounting of the propeller is done after FOF's own drawings and spec's.


You asked for a video of the propeller in use, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_adsflxy8g





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Wow!! I am very curious to hear what FOF has to say? I am wondering if the proximity of the blade tips to the rudder are creating an issue with flow and hindering them opening all the way?

Our FOF backed okay, as have the many I have installed for customers, but they backed no where near as well as the fixed props we'd removed. Of course that was to be expected and was an accepted trade off.. What is happening to yours is certainly rather odd.
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Wow!! I am very curious to hear what FOF has to say?

I have sent them another mail with a link to the video. Exiting to see if they take a look at it and gives me an answer. Although, my boat goes up on the hard again next week and I'm changing back to the old Eliche Radice folding prop.

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I have sent them another mail with a link to the video. Exiting to see if they take a look at it and gives me an answer. Although, my boat goes up on the hard again next week and I'm changing back to the old Eliche Radice folding prop.
Afterward did you pick the phone and call them?????

When I was buying my prop from them years ago they never answered an email, but answered the phone!

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No, Don0190... I did indeed not call them. I'm sorry, however there is so much more information you could transfer through an e-mail than talking over the phone. And, last but not least... This is 2015 not 1990. I am sure they learned to answer e-mails by now. If they don't answer it's not because they don't know how, but rather that they don't give a damn. And that sir; is bad customer service.

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No, Don0190... I did indeed not call them. I'm sorry, however there is so much more information you could transfer through an e-mail than talking over the phone. And, last but not least... This is 2015 not 1990. I am sure they learned to answer e-mails by now. If they don't answer it's not because they don't know how, but rather that they don't give a damn. And that sir; is bad customer service.
Well if you can not be bothered to pick up the phone and feel that talking to an actual person is less helpful than and an email I no longer feel bad about your problem.

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This is 2015 not 1990. I am sure they learned to answer e-mails by now. If they don't answer it's not because they don't know how, but rather that they don't give a damn. And that sir; is bad customer service.
As a marine service provider, I can tell you that there are other marine businesses (and even more boat owners) that have not embraced e-mail and the Internet. Is that bad customer service? I don't think so. Inconvenient yes, bad service, no. In any event, you seem like you are cutting off your nose to spite your face by not simply picking up a phone and trying to contact them that way.
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Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

E-mail is not (anymore) a safe form of communcation.
I guess they never received it, due to spam-filtration. (not OP's fault, but the trouble with exentsive spamming).
Give 'em a call, I did, they are nice people, and don't bite.
I don't think it is fair to bash them for not answering your e-mails, if you don't know if they ever received them.
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Re: 2-blade Flexofold Problems

In the video, there appears to be some kelp on the collar or shaft. Could this be preventing the prop from opening?
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No, Don0190... I did indeed not call them. I'm sorry, however there is so much more information you could transfer through an e-mail than talking over the phone. And, last but not least... This is 2015 not 1990. I am sure they learned to answer e-mails by now. If they don't answer it's not because they don't know how, but rather that they don't give a damn. And that sir; is bad customer service.
Your seeming obsession with not picking up the phone does seem a tad odd. At the very least a phone call would alert them to the fact that you have sent an email plus you may end up with a specific email address rather than the standard published address.

Other have noted it and they are correct ... every business has spam coming out its ears. Missing the odd genuine email is quite possible indeed probable.

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