I've read they can be used as primary props, some even have replaceable blades. Some guys keep them as a lightweight, inexpensive spare.http://www.virtualpet.com/otcc/rigging/props/props.htm#compare
I don't know.
I'm still reading.
Might take a day or two.
The link is a compilation of links to everything marine propellers.
Good question RK, this ought to keep me busy a few days.
Thank you SenseiFlat bottom hulls are easier to plane than a modified vee.
More speed from less uuumph. Air pulled under the flat
hull cuts friction so you go faster easier. The only way
to know your rpm is with a tach, guessing not allowed!
That's crazy. An OEM PT Prop is $89.00 and that includes shipping.Already did. Looking at getting mine (aka Alex's old one ) reworked by a place locally that Capt Ron recommended. He's a very helpful guy.
The OEM aluminum prop from Mercury is $120. I wonder if I could get it cheaper somewhere...but I doubt it'll be close to the price of a rework.
Composite looks tempting...adjustable pitch...lighter...cheap fixes (~$17 ea blade). But I don't know if they pose any disadvantages...