Originally Posted by markpierce
Sorry, but your shafts, propellers, and rudders appear so very vulnerable.
I agree but accept the risk for the handling and redundancy advantages. I REALLY wish my boat had bilge keels to protect the props and stabilize roll. That would be the best of both worlds.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that I have tweaked props 3 times including a curled strut. Those original struts no longer reside on FlyWright. That's why I have insurance. I will say that after every insurance claim on my boat, it has emerged as a better boat that it was before the claim. The USCG Vallejo lost a vessel one night behind us and it hit my slip neighbor's boat. Put a hole in his transom that costs some bucks to fix right. If they had hit mine, I'd have a new swimstep. There's always next year!
(A shout out to the Vallejo USCG! I know you're watching. You guys rock!)