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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎03-02-2012

3 blade or 4 blade prop

What is the benefit of using a 4 blade prop over a 3 blade? 

2000 Johnson 35 tiller


Thank you in advance for your replies.



Posts: 7,054
Registered: ‎07-14-2011

Re: 3 blade or 4 blade prop

some benefits are:


less vibration

stays hooked up better in rough water

moe blade area for more thrust, more efficient

better accceleration




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