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Old 27-01-2016, 06:48   #91
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Re: Transmission nuetral or locked while sailing

Please don't take my prop walk away.

It's almost always an asset. Rarely the opposite.
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Re: Transmission nuetral or locked while sailing

YES it sensibly reduces prop walk, it's a very well known feature of feathering propellers.


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Okay, here is a question for you.
On "fat ole cows" that have full keels, prop walk is a significant issue in reverse with fixed props.

Does your prop decrease prop walk?
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Re: Transmission nuetral or locked while sailing

You are right, prop walk relates to pitch and to prop efficiency.
Certainly prop walk can be useful sometimes, but pretty disturbing in many other occasions, for example when you have your mooring place the other side of the prop walk direction. After some initial times you get used to not having prop walk (like you have done to accomodate having it) and you will fully enjoy the benefit of not having it.


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You know I went with another type of feathering / variable pitch prop, it completely eliminated my prop walk, and I sorely miss it.
Be careful what you wish for. With that prop walk, I could turn sharply to Starboard, make docking alongside a breeze, with no prop walk it's tougher.

I think "walk" is associated with pitch, greater the pitch, the greater the walk.
For the airplane crowd, it's not "P" factor
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Re: Transmission nuetral or locked while sailing

Prop walk can be kept by having a prop with longer pitch only backwards

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Please don't take my prop walk away.

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