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Old 19-04-2015, 13:20   #1
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What a difference

Just installed this new prop on our Cat 30. The previous owner installed a new Westerbeke 25XPB . Originally had a gas which revved much higher. Wondered why I couldn't get nowhere. Now it's night and day. Got authority for sure. Much better control. Had issues getting out of the marina in strong wind plus stopping in a hurry was a problem. Now it's awesome. Just thought I'd pass this along.
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Old 19-04-2015, 13:27   #2
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What prop?
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Old 19-04-2015, 13:31   #3
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Oh Yeah... that'll push 'er!
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Old 19-04-2015, 15:59   #5
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Ya man, that's a mans prop, no feathering two blade nonsense. I love a good prop.
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What's the matter with you guys? I was sure someone would tell him the prop is too small, it's the wrong kind, and it doesn't have enough blades. What about "That prop is so big the extra drag will make you sail backwards!".😄
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What's the matter with you guys? I was sure someone would tell him the prop is too small, it's the wrong kind, and it doesn't have enough blades. What about "That prop is so big the extra drag will make you sail backwards!".��
No no no. The extra drag created by an extra blade vs a prop that would actually dig? Unless you plan on racing or long distance ocean cruising, I think you're better off with a prop that actually pushes enough water to move the boat around.
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Pro size is like being in the right gear both extremes have consequences.


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You were probably under-propped before (you know what they say about men with small props). Did you do any calculations before exchanging the prop or was it a lucky guess? I'm asking since we are over-propped and plan to get a smaller one.
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