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Old 07-30-2018, 03:25 PM   #21
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I've always done more damage by hitting objects floating under it near the surface.. Palm fronds here in South Florida are the biggest culprits. They lay flat on the surface and are hard to see. Those and the other assorted flotsum and jetsum floating ijn big city waterways!
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There are bazillions of twin screw boats out there, seldom with prop damage. It could just be a math issue...

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Beings an assistance tow guy and living in a busy working marina....just about every day a twin screw boat gets hauled and blocked for prop, rudder, shaft or strut damage.

Just hauled a commercial tug with a strut ripped off from picking up old line laying on the bottom (not uncommon).

Few keel boats with protected props and shafts though....so the basics of design match the basics of realities in my world.

But, like all damage and emergencies, apply them to a specific crew and the numbers game becomes less accurate.
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There are bazillions of twin screw boats out there, seldom with prop damage. It could just be a math issue...

OK. There are bazillions of twin screw boats out there, many without prop damage. It could just be a math issue...



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I agree that you will see many more twins in for damage because of sheer numbers, but the singles are almost non existent.

You would think you would see more.
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