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Bud Taplin
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A standard fixed prop will still work even after you do the shaft shortening and thread cutting necessary to install a Maxprop.

I doubt if you could do the installation and set the correct pitch underwater. It takes four hands to hold the three blades in place while putting on the two halves of the hub shell. You also have to make sure the correct teeth engage on all three blades so they all wind up with the same pitch.

As far as Randy's question about modifying the rudder, it would not be necessary if you shorten the shaft. If you do not, then you would have to grind off some of the rudder where it interfers with the blades in feathered position, then regalass the cut areas.

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