Currently have a well chewed up 3 Blade fixed prop on my boat. Am thinking about replacing it. Was interested in others experiences with 2 or 3 blade fixed props.
PB - we bought a 17x 11 3 blade Campbell prop in 2000, cost was approx $700 CDN.PBzeer said:Seen the westbynorth site and the campbell sailer props, though wasn't much in the way of prices to go by. Current prop is a 12" 3 blade fixed, and ........ So any info in the ballpark on prices would be a big help.
Niftynickers, I'm thinking of getting Campbell Sailor -blade for my Hunter 326 (2GM20F) for the same reason you mention, better trust and smoother running. You mentioned seeing several incorrectly piched Campbell prop. Would that be wrong calculation made by WestbyNorth or manufacturing error ?niftynickers said:This past June I replaced the 2 blade prop on our Pacific Seacraft 37 with a 3 blade Campbell sailor prop.Because my prop is in an aperture behind the skeg the 2 blade had a "null" which caused it to loose bite at higher rpm.This caused a wicked vibration in the tiller at full throttle.The 3 blade eliminates the null and thus the vibration.I felt that the Campbell prop was overpriced but I liked the concept so I bit the bullet.One word of caution from an experience engine guy was to double check the pitch as he's seen several Campbells incorrectly pitched.
The 3 blade does bite better which is very noticeable powering into a headsea.