Prop location!!!

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Chivs
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Re: Prop location!!!

Postby Chivs » 18 Feb 2020, 15:50

Thanks for the discussion and points made. While I agree with everyone you may have missed my point! Turbo Fire and Torea are Lewis sister’s and have their props well away from the skeg possibly being a design oversight or unknown issue back in the day? I wonder if Electric Girl has the same issue Doug? Are you there Doug ....over!

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Re: Prop location!!!

Postby Darren » 18 Feb 2020, 23:47

Ahoy Chivs,
I think this is where the dark art comes in! Steinway for example, has a huge distance between prop and rudder...still turns
Turbo Fire has a distance between prop and skeg, still turns. I visually see more distance in Torea's case, but if that's the way it was...

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Re: Prop location!!!

Postby Chivs » 19 Feb 2020, 07:43

Yep Bob cut 4 inches off the stern of Turbo Fire when restored so good observation mate if it was original it would be the same distance!!

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Re: Prop location!!!

Postby WoodRay » 20 Feb 2020, 07:43

Chivs wrote:Yep Bob cut 4 inches off the stern of Turbo Fire when restored so good observation mate if it was original it would be the same distance!!


Just an observation Chivs, but cutting 4" off the stern wouldn't change the distance of the prop from the skeg? Did Bob shorten the shaft as well?

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Re: Prop location!!!

Postby Chivs » 20 Feb 2020, 21:28

It’s about the rudder getting closer to prop so I expect it was shortened?? But I see your point, cheers

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Re: Prop location!!!

Postby WoodRay » 22 Feb 2020, 21:53

Chivs wrote:It’s about the rudder getting closer to prop so I expect it was shortened?? But I see your point, cheers

Ah yes I get it now. Cheers.


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