- Dec 7, 2018
Which prop offers the combination of speed and control?
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Bring it!Now you done it! That is like asking which anchor holds best!
something is totally wrong with that FoF. They open and stop immediately.Bring it!
I have to replace a fixed this fall and only want to do it one time. Was leaning feathering for moar positive reverse but they tell me all folders open all the time?
Guy should buy a proper drift.......
Tell us more.....got a dealer for these local.Love my MaxProp!
Sounds like a quality control issue at F'oF.There where an imperfection in the propeller that made it vibrate, and that again made so it wouldnt open properly. The issue was fixed and the propeller performed great after that.
I have heard about vibration issues with the 2 blade from time to time. Maine Sail has written about problems with that himself a few years ago. The 3 blade doesn’t seem to have any reports of such problems, and ours is as smooth as the fixed prop was.
Not much to tell. My 3-blade fixed prop got nicked when I caught a string of crab pots. Gave me an excuse to go with a feathering prop. Boatyard recommended 3-blade MaxProp. With a clean bottom, boat is half a knot faster under sail. I noticed a little more prop walk to port in reverse, but have really learned how to use it to my advantage. Just make sure the prop is lubed every season and replace its anode.Tell us more.....got a dealer for these local.
Max Prop IMHO is not maintenance intensive. Needs to be cleaned and greased every Spring. The only difficulty is initially finding the proper pitch setting. You will have to partially disassemble and reassemble the prop (without removing it from the shaft) to change the pitch setting. You probably will have to use trial and error to find the right pitch setting for your boat. Set it too steep and your engine will not reach full speed. Set it too shallow and your boat will not reach full speed. Once you have found the right pitch you will not have to do that again. Mine has been working flawlessly with just annual cleaning (barnacle removing) and a squirt of grease for the last sixteen years. A typical year for me is 100 hours of motoring. Do not believe claims that you will not have prop walk in reverse with the Max Prop. You will, but it is manageable.I'm reading those are maintenance intensive.
Glad it's working for you. I've now read enough threads elsewhere about both versions of that prop, water lubed and the newer one with greased seals throwing blades that I'm not risking it. Not on my budget. Shame 'cause it sounds like they're the shizzle when they work.I have had my boat for 21 years and it is still within spec. I have not needed to rebuild or do any maintenance other than clean it.