Flexofold prod

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MarkRyan1981
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Flexofold prod

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For anyone considering upgrading/changing props, I wrote the below as a guide - let me know if I missed anything out!:

http://www.albinballad.co.uk/how-tos/fi ... propeller/
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prjacobs
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Re: Flexofold prod

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Mark,
Are you still happy with your Flexofold prop? Now that my fuel woes are over (fingers crossed here) I'd like to upgrade my Campbell Sailer 3 blade.
I've been reading various reviews and e-pininons and the Flexofold sounds like a good choice. I liked the review on Yachtingmonthly.com that compared several types and makes. Just from my reading I'm drawn to the 3-blade version, but some real world experience on a Ballad would be very helpful.
The prop I have (fixed) is great in forward, and has low drag when sailing, but reverse is very whimpy with lots of prop walk to port, which can be used to advantage at times, but in general is a pain.
We do a lot of motoring in this area (about half the time) so a good prop choice is important, and .... I'd love to be able to back up in a straight line!
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prjacobs
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Re: Flexofold prod

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Hi Mark,
Any feedback on your prop?
Thanks!
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