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2 blade prop vs 3 blade prop, is it worth changing?
I am debating to replace my 2 blade prop with a 3 blade prop, and wondering if it's worth the $500 to $600 costs.
On my previous sailboat, I purchased a Max prop feathering prop and I loved it but it costs me $3,000 plus and it is not the type of expense that I want to spend right now and that was a completely different sailboat than what I have now, which is a heavy cutter. In addition, I have several expensive winter projects currently going on (headsail roller furling, re-bedding all the deck hardware, adding (2) winches on the cabin deck, etc...)
To add, the only reason I would be changing from a 2 blade to a 3 blade is more control while docking and better motoring during rough seas. I did find a used prop that would work except I would need to add a bronze reducer bushing to fit my shaft. If I went in the 'used' direction.
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