My theory is when they recommend a prop, it for a light boat (no cruising gear
or full tanks) and a clean bottom. They seem to over pitch
a little to me. If you are running loaded up or have bottoms not racer
clean you might. I've have the 2 blade
FOF and the size was spot on when we were racing
, picked up 3/4kt at the same RPMs. Motoring while cruising, I think I would prefer a little less pitch
. I think I'm starting to develop some vibration and plan to get the 3-blade FOF at this year's boat show
and to install next fall. The two blade is not very unresponsive in reverse, scarry the first time I tried to stop. Has a fair amount of prop walk, more than my past folding props. Hoping the three bland well help with both of these attributes.