Originally Posted by stillbuilding
Thanks for that response. My gut feeling was to go for perfect alignment but many people seem to be suggesting that 1 - 2 degrees is necessary for the drive!!?? The thrust block component is one of the reasons I have considered this option. In fact, when funds permit
I intend to move to a four blade Variprop also. Nice prop.
Well, I certainly hope so. As it's a steel motorsailer
, I want very little resistance under sail, and experience with folders on my other, sportier boat supports this. But under power, I want stopping and maneuvering ability as I have no bow thruster and some windage.
Once I'm at five knots, I don't care. Four blades properly pitched provides economical cruise
speeds, but not necessarily hull speed
. I'm good with that.
My prop opened and feathered: