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Thread: "SV Liberate And A MaxProp"

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SV Liberate And A MaxProp

Terence Singh

Bud, this is Terry Singh. You surveyed Zaca in Georgetown, Maryland 3 years ago. She is indeed a fine vessel and now named Libeate! I am looking at the MaxProp on ebay and want to know if you recall if my boat has a one inch shaft? She is still in the water. Can you also tell me if I will have to modify the rudder to accomodate the Prop?

Bud Taplin

Terence, You should have a 1" shaft. You should not have to modify the rudder opening if you shorten the shaft. The front of the hub of any feathering prop has to be right up close to the bronze housing for the bearing. Otherwise the aft tips of the prop hit the rudder when the blades are feathered and you turn the rudder.

The other alternative is to leave the shaft alone, and cut the opening in the rudder to clear the blades, and fiberglass over the cut.

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