No. But my boat is only in the water (fresh water at that) for seven months at
However one calm day last summer I eased her into a shallow cove so I could
clean her bottom while standing on the lake bottom. I realized too late I was
in an area of grasses / algae / vegetation. When I went to motor back to the
marina, the prop was fouled and wouldn’t open all the way. Once I was finally
back in my slip after a very inefficient half hour of motoring, I dove the boat
to unfoul the prop. No fishing line or anything involved, just a bunch of
vegetation wrapped around it and stuck in the gears.
I have a Gori folding prop (geared). I grease the gear teeth with marine
grease every launch.
C&C 30-1 #7
Ken Caryl, CO
> On Feb 19, 2018, at 3:52 PM, Dennis C. via CnC-List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> OK, you all know I have a Martec on Touche' and, for the most part, am
> satisfied with it. However, if I did change, my inclination would be to
> replace it with a geared 2 blade folder. Especially since I think Martec
> doesn't make non-geared folders anymore.
> I have a SPECIFIC question for those who have a geared 2 blade folder.
> With your geared 2 blade folder, have any of you noticed a failure to fully
> open or close due to marine growth in the gears?
> Dennis C.
> Touche' 35-1 #83
> Mandeville, LA
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