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New prop

May 11, 2015
13
Beneteau 323 Sakonnet, RI
I am working on my engine this off-season.
New bellows and o ring on the shaft, motor mounts, and transmission rebuild.
While the shaft is free, are there much improved props on the market since 04 for a Beneteau 323??
TY, Cap'n Dave
 
May 17, 2004
2,099
Beneteau Oceanis 37 LE Havre de Grace
I am working on my engine this off-season.
New bellows and o ring on the shaft, motor mounts, and transmission rebuild.
While the shaft is free, are there much improved props on the market since 04 for a Beneteau 323??
TY, Cap'n Dave
If you still have a fixed prop I’d recommend looking at a Flex-o-fold. I’ve given my thoughts on it before, here and here.
 
Jul 29, 2018
54
O'Day 35 Interlude Buzzards Bay
Or, for something between a regular prop and a folding one, the Campbell Sailor Prop, improved performance under sail and power, simplicity of a fixed prop, cheaper. Check out MaineSail's review:
 
Oct 22, 2014
10,822
CAL 35 Cruiser Portland OR, moored EVERETT WA
:plus: For the Campbell Sailor.
Installed the new prop last spring. It was a whole new world on the boat. Power pushes me forward instead of dragging the stern 6 inches under water. Gained 1.5 knots under power and about 1 knot under sail. A lot less prop wash, which took some getting used to.

The process working with Kelsey at WestbyNorth could not have been easier. We discussed the details of my motor, transmission, boat hull and he designed the prop to fit. Install was without incident.

I'd do this again.
 
Jan 22, 2008
7,165
Beneteau 323 Annapolis MD
I opted for a Gori 2-blade folder. The meat of the blades if more toward the outside of the prop, and I believe that gives better thrust.
 
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Mar 20, 2016
275
Beneteau 351 WYC Whitby
Look at Kiwi I love it ,It's light weight stainless ,come into the slip and it's like having brakes and a good price , pitch is fully adjustable to get hull speed
 
Jan 4, 2010
774
Farr 30 San Francisco
i had success with the Kiwi prop as well, initially it was too fine but at the next haul I adjusted the pitch and then all was perfect. The adjustment is super easy. It didn't do that well on a prop test, however I would say the price/performance is good, and you can't trust these tests necessarily as the situation is pretty complicated.
 
Feb 26, 2011
1,145
Achilles SD-130 Alameda, CA
i had success with the Kiwi prop as well, initially it was too fine but at the next haul I adjusted the pitch and then all was perfect. The adjustment is super easy.
Pitch adjustment of any feathering prop (maybe the Luke prop being the exception) can be performed underwater while the boat is in her slip. No need to haul (or wait for a haulout) to do this. FYI.
 
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Mar 20, 2016
275
Beneteau 351 WYC Whitby
Kiwi has made many improvements that are all compatable with earlier versions.
The new blades add up to 1 knot and we're not part of the testing against other props