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After catching a chunk of wood in my maxi (destroyed the hub)Blades OK but dead in the water. (no vibration) I put on my spare maxi (replaced mainly because of electrolysis ) Worked good to finish the charter season but then decided all on its own to change pitch to nearly nada. No vibration ,just no grip. Could a maxi change to too maximum pitch and just fan the water at great effort.?
 

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Maxi?? When my 3 blade maxi prop decided to change it's pitch it went to way under. so could still function sort of.Pretty apparent what was wrong so hauled to fix. I wonder how common this is.
 

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Well, it did. So I take it's not common. I also tore the lug off the internals of another Maxi prop (it ate a chunk of drift wood in the fog) Prop spun on the shaft but no bite. No vibration in either case. Over the years (reengined, re shafted, other peoples boats)I've done a few and very sure the parts appeared OK but the pitch changed on its own.
 
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