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Ted Pounds

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Re: Folding props
« Reply #15 on: November 14, 2008, 10:56:34 AM »

That is not a problem with the Kiwi feathering prop. It bolts easily on to the standard shaft

Ditto for the Flex-O-Fold.
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Re: Folding props
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2008, 12:38:49 PM »

From havbing had one of each, I can confirm that both the Maxprop and the J-Prop require that a small amount of length be removed from the screw threads at the end of the shaft. These are both feathering props, not folding.

Tony
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Tony Wright
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Bill Asbury

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Re: Folding props
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2008, 02:19:14 PM »

Tony, my boat came with a Max-Prop and I've been quite satisfied with it.  What is/was your experience?
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Bill
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Re: Folding props
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2008, 02:21:22 PM »

I loved it. I had the two blade. Great power in both forward and reverse. No prop walk. Such a great piece of engineering it is like a work of art.

Tony
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Re: Folding props
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2008, 03:19:52 PM »

I did not need any shaft changes to mount my 3 blade 15" x 10 Flex-O-Fold It did need a deep socket wrench however.
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Re: Folding props
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2008, 01:41:47 PM »

I have had a flex o fold for many seasons. It does go thru Cutlass Bearings like a hot knife thru butter. A friend of mine who owns a machine shop made a pressing tool for me so I can change the bearing frequently w/o pulling the shaft. My shaft does not seem to be the problem but perhaps as it ages, that will cause more Cutlass Bearing wear. I like the flex but there is a kiwi prop that is made of composite, gets good reviews and naturally is very light.  I wonder what folks think of that.
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