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Prop 101

Our friends at Cruising World have done a great job of explaining the propeller for sailboats.  Learn about the following terms:

  • Hub
  • Leading Edge
  • Trailing Edge
  • Root
  • Right/Left Handed
  • Prop Walk
  • Diameter
  • Pitch
  • Cavitation
  • Rake
  • Skew
  • Expanded Area
  • Constant/Variable/Fixed/Controllable Pitch
  • Feathering
  • Reversible
  • Folding

Click to Read the Article: http://www.cruisingworld.com/spin-class-finding-right-prop?image=0

Folding and feathering props are also advantageous for the low drag and reduced resistance against the transmission while sailing compared to a fixed prop.  Feel free to contact the Murray Yacht Sales Team to discuss which prop is the best option for you and your sailboat.


Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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