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Old 29-10-2020, 08:36   #1
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21-22 inch diameter. Whats out there?
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Max Prop, the standard.
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Max Prop, the standard.
Thank you but being that new props run 5800.00 I'll have to settle for whatever brand is out there used in my budget.
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Thank you but being that new props run 5800.00 I'll have to settle for whatever brand is out there used in my budget.
Ah yes... you mean USED. That's a big prop. I hope you find something, may be tough. Your Spindrift takes a 21" prop? Wow, my 47 footer took an 18" I think. The 44 took a 16" and moved fine.
One option would be to settle with a smaller prop available used and then set the pitch accordingly.
While the theory is to swing big, the reality is it isn't crucial.
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Ah yes... you mean USED. That's a big prop. I hope you find something, may be tough. Your Spindrift takes a 21" prop? Wow, my 47 footer took an 18" I think. The 44 took a 16" and moved fine.
One option would be to settle with a smaller prop available used and then set the pitch accordingly.
While the theory is to swing big, the reality is it isn't crucial.

We put a 21" max prop on our boat and is probably the largest we could go.

Make certain you measure your hull or aperture clearance to make certain you can swing that big of a prop w/o cavitation issues. Talk to the people at max prop about getting the correct size prop.

Also some manufacturers do sell rebuilds for much less cost and w/a full guarantee as a new prop.

One negative about the MP is the flat blades. When they start to foul, the blades tend to quickly lose their bite. Fairly easy to clean, but depending where you are not convenient to just dive in the water to clean them.
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We loved our j-prop. The best thing about it is that its super easy to change its pitch. It takes a diver about 2 minutes to adjust. Most feathering props are either difficult to change or you can't change the pitch at all.
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Most feathering props are either difficult to change or you can't change the pitch at all.
100% untrue.
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Re: Feathering prop

Ours is Hudested three blade X 24”. Oddly, the boat in the background has an identical prop.
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I have an excess 19” 2 blade classic max prop in great shape only used in fresh water. If the diameter works for you pm me.
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21-22 inch diameter. Whats out there?
There are some on ebay
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Call PYI inc in Seattle. They are a dealer for maxprop, but they also recondition older props. Now that the classic model is no longer available new, because the new easy model is here, they might be able to put together a part reconditioned part new classic for you at a discount, depending on what they have left over. No guarantees, but worth a try? A fellow club member got a 12” three blade this way last winter.
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For a more complete info, just take a look at EWOL #feathering #propellers, you will notice some differences with old solutions

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The hub in the photo seems too close to the aft face of the strut. It appears it would restrict irrigation of the cutless bearing.
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