max -prop

Discussion in 'Sailboats' started by mike buchan, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. mike buchan
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    mike buchan New Member


    Wonder if anybody can help me. I have a Yanmar GM30 with saildrive.

    I've just bought 16" max-prop.

    Does anybody know the correct pitch set up for this engine/prop configuration.

    Engine achieves 3600 rpm but I believe this drops to 3200 with saildrive leg fitted.

    I believe correct pitch is around 18 degrees but if anybody has the same set up and has experimented with different pitch settings I would welcome any advice that they could give me.

  2. Stephen Ditmore
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    Stephen Ditmore Senior Member

    I think it'd be whatever gives you the engine manufacturer's recommended RPM when the throttle is wide open. If you have a question about what this is you should contact a Yanmar factory technician.
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