Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-03-2010, 08:34   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Atlanta
Boat: Jeanneau 45DS
Posts: 3
Gori or MaxProp for my Jeanneau 45DS

Hey all...headng to Caribbean for a year on my Jeanneau 45DS having difficulty deciding between the MAx prop or Gori? What's your experience?? Suggestions???

rhrrhrrhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 10:01   #2
Senior Cruiser
senormechanico's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2003
Boat: Dragonfly 1000 trimaran
Posts: 5,148
I've had both. Maxprop is better quality imho.
My current Gori is getting replaced soon with a Varifold as I'm tired with the hull vibration caused by the blade design.
I might as well be swinging a couple of 2 x 4 blades.

"I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned,
but not greed to want to take somebody else's money"

-Thomas Sowell
senormechanico is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 10:11   #3
Senior Cruiser
Randyonr3's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2007
Boat: Beneteau FIRST 42
Posts: 1,836
Ive got a max on my 42.. nice as you can dial in the pitch to the max-RPM of the motor.. Our max-rpm is rated at 36 hundred and our prop chokes the motor at 34 hundred..
Randyonr3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 13:28   #4
Senior Cruiser
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 9,155
Send a message via Skype™ to Jim Cate
G'Day Rhrhhrhr (or whatever )

You do realize that you are comparing apples and oranges here, don't you? The Max is a feathering prop whilst the Gori is a folding prop... quite different beasts, both in principles and in performance.

In general, the floders offer better efficiency going forward and much less static thrust in reverse than the feathering jobs. Details on request...

Having said that, there are lots of different designs of each type on the market. The Max is highly thought of in the States, but tends to be rather pricey. For an alternative feathering prop you might look at the Australian Auto-Stream, which I believe is marketed in the US by Martec. Performance and durability are at least as good IMO. If what you want is a folding prop, I can suggest looking at Flex-O-Fold. Much less expensive than Gori, better made and in most tests published better performing. The only thing that Gori offers that is unique is a so-called Overdrive mode where one can do some magic and change the pitch whilst underway.

Hope that this helps your decision... any of these props will enhance your sailing performance and in our case have been well worth the expense.


Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II lying Church Point, NSW, Oz
Jim and Ann
s/v Insatiable back in MBTBC marina, waiting for next eye jobs to be done
Jim Cate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 14:48   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle
Boat: Schock 35
Posts: 157
Neither--Look at Flexifold
Tom Spohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2010, 19:25   #6
Registered User
anchorsaweigh's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 12
Images: 3
None of the above...consider Seahawk Slipstream stainless folder. Great bite forward or reverse and only right around a grand.


anchorsaweigh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-05-2010, 15:33   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: PA
Boat: CSY 44
Posts: 35
Also reading as much as possible on folding/feathering props. My question is this, is a shaft brake required to stop the shaft so blades will fold or feather? I have a velvet drive and I believe the shaft would continue to in neutral.
RHoodJr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-05-2010, 15:39   #8
Registered User
Capt Doug's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: ON the Boat /Ft Myers Beach
Boat: Seafarer 38C
Posts: 47
If you can use a 17" Flex-O-Fold, 1 1/4 shaft, do I have a deal for you.........

Capt Doug says:
If at First you don't succeed, Take a NAP!
Capt Doug is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jeanneau 45DS wn6789 Monohull Sailboats 4 25-05-2011 04:57
Moody 45DS - Safe Ocean Cruiser? Guntherg Monohull Sailboats 10 26-03-2011 04:39
Varifold vs Max-Prop: Ideas ? Capn Morgan Propellers & Drive Systems 9 02-04-2010 09:36
Pitting on My Bronze MaxProp gettinthere Propellers & Drive Systems 15 03-03-2010 12:30
to MaxProp owners & gurus - need advice vacendak Propellers & Drive Systems 6 19-02-2009 14:40

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:45.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.