I'm preparing to leave on a multi year trip through the Bahamas
south through the Eastern Caribbean
using the island hopping strategy described in the Bruce Van Sant books
I have a Max Prop 2 blade
prop that works well on my boat. I have had several people suggest it might be a good idea to have a spare standard prop. They suggest that this 2 blade
is more likely to be seriously damaged than a 3 blade
I have a spare prop shaft because I had a new one made because the old one had some deterioration under the zinc.
1. Is the concern of the feathering prop being more likely to be severely damaged appropriate, so should I have a spare ?
I have been given a used prop that fits the shaft. It is from a boat with the same horsepower engine
and similar boat weight. He sold the boat and didn't have the transmission gear
increase. It is a 12" fixed pitch
prop although I have no info on the pitch
2. Is this prop likely to work in a pinch, in other words get the boat to some place where I can leave the boat while I get a repair or replacement max prop?
On my boat it would be relatively easy to change the prop in the water
3. Is there a website or someplace where I can figure out what fixed prop would be proper for my boat?