I'm about to get a feathering prop and have requested info from just about all of the manufacturers of feathering props. I have settled on two, the Variprop and the Maxprop Easy. Most of the posts or threads regarding this are fairly old so I'm looking for more experience or updates to existing ones. I'm wondering if anyone had any experience with either or both?
The prices are similar for both for me. I have a ZF 63iv v-drive hydraulic gear
so I'm not sure if the soft stop in the Variprop would be easier on the gear
when shifting over the Maxprop or not. They can both be adjusted anytime anywhere. I like how robust the Variprop is but I also like how much more simple the new Maxprop Easy is inside (it would be a cinch to teardown, clean, and regrease). Variprop says there's is user serviceable too for those mechanically inclined but you shouldn't need any service
, minus yearly greasing, for 10-12 years. Both have great service
(PYI and AB Marine). Maxprop is the oldest of the feathering props though the Variprop is I believe the 2nd. So basically it's a toss up.
I appreciate any information you can offer!