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Old 11-14-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
Tony B
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City: Joe Wheeler State Park, Al
Country: Cruising/Live-Aboard USA
Vessel Name: Serenity
Vessel Model: Mainship 36 Dual Cabin -1986
Join Date: Jul 2011
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Re-pitching a Prop ?????

Since we generally enjoy the slower speeds and sightseeing it almost seems crazy to have props set up for 14-18 kts in a plane when I usually only go 6-7 kts.
Has anyone here had any experience with re-pitched props? I was told that my boat's (Mainship 26 Twin 270 Cruisaders) present prop It is about 20% efficient at 6 kts. With a re-pitched prop it could be about 30% efficient at 6 kts.
I realize that my top end RPM's would be a definite No-No.

So has anyone here had any experience with re-pitched props?
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