[Public-list] Re: 2 or 3 bladed prop

Michael dickdurk at intercom.net
Fri Sep 3 17:41:07 PDT 2004

>At comfortable cruising rpms, (1800), we are
>only getting 3.5 to 3.75 kts, with little control during >dockside

One could probably get an Alberg 30 up to 4 knots with an oar if you allow
enough time for acceleration. I'm thinking barnacles on your propellor.

backing down to stop forward motion, you are probably better off with a 3
blade wheel. Predictable, controlled backing? I've never been able to do it.

Michael Grosh
Checkmate #220
15 HP. Diesel w/ 2 blade wheel


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