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Old 08-05-2014, 23:01   #31
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Re: Belize 43 Performance ?

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I suppose one could 'take a bite' out of the rudder, but I don't know what that would do to rudder performance (a non-linear leading edge).

I attribute this 'design' to the Belize being the first model with the engines aft of the berths. I've thought about flipping the engine around, the that would require the extension on the saildrive (plus lots of $$).

The good news:

Plenty of prop wash when maneuvering in tight quarters!
Fixed props are cheaper!
Venezia came before Belize with separate engine rooms aft of berths, does this model allow room for folding props? Or does Venezia have rudders forward of SD legs?

I agree that there are many good reasons to stick to fixed blade props.
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Old 29-07-2014, 19:03   #32
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Re: Belize 43 Performance ?

A Belize can have folding props.
I have a 2005 and have them fitted.
They work really well.
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Old 29-07-2014, 19:38   #33
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Re: Belize 43 Performance ?

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A Belize can have folding props.
I have a 2005 and have them fitted.
They work really well.
Great!

Prop make/model/size?

Any pictures?
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Old 29-07-2014, 21:14   #34
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Re: Belize 43 Performance ?

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I dont have the details on the props. I have checked the purchase paperwork and they show they were fitted at manufacture by FP back in 2005. Maybe FP can answer your question?
I am going back onboard in a few weeks so can dive and look for more detail you if you want to know.
Attached is a picture which isnt great but I dont have any others.
Let me know
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Old 29-07-2014, 21:16   #35
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Hi
I dont have the details on the props. I have checked the purchase paperwork and they show they were fitted at manufacture by FP back in 2005. Maybe FP can answer your question?
I am going back onboard in a few weeks so can dive and look for more detail you if you want to know.
Attached is a picture which isnt great but I dont have any others.
Let me know
Sorry the picture didnt get uploaded.
If you want to give me your email I can send it across to you
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