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Old 29-01-2012, 12:01   #31
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Re: Free Wheel or Lock the Prop in Gear

Originally Posted by captain58sailin View Post
Has anyone done any research on the drag of 4 blade props?

In posts #8 an 12 are links to this.

You may be interested in other info on Maine Sails site. Good stuff, well presented.

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Re: Free Wheel or Lock the Prop in Gear

I did have an issue once doing this when I tried to take it out of gear it stuck. Took some jingling on the shifter to get it to pop back out. We were sailing along at about 6.5 and I suspect it had to do with the force on the prop jamming something up.
yeah often happens , start it in reverse and then shift , rather then trying to free it stopped


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Re: Free Wheel or Lock the Prop in Gear

or if you just slow down it will usually pop back out of reverse once the pressure of the motion is off the prop


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