I had a Martec folding prop on my 34 and upgraded to a flex-o-fold when I repowered to a 3GM30. Originally intended to go with a 2 blade folding Flex-o-Fold, but after doing some research and talking with locals owners, I went with the 3 blade feathering and LOVE IT. Tons of grab in reverse, tons of torque and oomph in a headwind or sea, and in my local fleet what ever I'm losing in speed just doesn't make a difference. I use a "shaft shark" on the prop shaft and have never had any issues with catching debris or seaweed, etc; The prop seems to open and close smoothly without any issues all season long here in new england. I do not use any paint or oils.. just burnish it every season.
Sean C C&C 34/LADYHAWKE > From: Dennis C. via CnC-List > Sent: Monday, February 19, 2018 5:52 PM > To: CnClist > Cc: Dennis C. > Subject: Stus-List Geared folding props > > 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 > _______________________________________________ Thanks everyone for supporting this list with your contributions. Each and every one is greatly appreciated. If you want to support the list - use PayPal to send contribution -- https://www.paypal.me/stumurray