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I just got my new powertech prop. It is a 4 blade 10 inch 10pitch SRA4 tohatsu hub

It slides on just fine however the blades are so swept back that they bump the anode fin that hangs down from the bottom side of the cav plate.

Does that Anode serve any purpose aside from corrosion resistance? If I cut the fin in half would it affect anything? If I were to cut it I think the prop would rotate without hitting.
 

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The fin is also called a 'torque tab'. It keeps your motor tracking straight in the water...sort of like an adjustable 'alignment' on a car. If your outboard is pushing to the right, you move it to the right, etc.
 

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What if I just cut a notch into it, or cut the fin in half? Then the tab is still there to serve its purpose and the blades will clear.

I may just take it off to test the prop before I make any permanent adjustments.
 

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I sanded a small notch into the torque tab and took the boat to the river for some testing. Rpms jumped from 5000 to 5700 and top speed was 28.5 on my gps. Hole shot was scary quick and the blowout I previously had was all gone. The results of the new prop were a bit shocking to say the least. The tabs I have are now necessary. The torque tab will be necessary to fix the ppulling to the left.
 
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