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Title: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: tony23 on August 23, 2008, 03:26:38 pm
Hi, I have 3 Blade prop on my Tug which I want to change to a 4 Blade 65mm type, I already have a very nice one on another Tug but don't know what make it is  ??? here is a picture of my 4 Blade prop does can anybody enlighten me who may of made or sold it? also what handed prop is it?

Title: Re: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: Proteus on August 23, 2008, 03:36:22 pm
Thats a Prop shop one    01295263134

http://www.swangroup.co.uk/propshop.php

Proteus
Title: Re: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: tony23 on August 23, 2008, 04:11:49 pm
blimey O0 that was quick I was just about to say the cap is fixed on this prop so it's all one piece, are these a good prop?
Title: Re: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: andygh on August 23, 2008, 04:15:42 pm
it's a work of art
Title: Re: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: tony23 on August 23, 2008, 04:30:45 pm
I must admit looking at it against the other 3 bladed prop I have there seems to be more area on the blades for better performance I have just tried to change the props over and come across a problem the threaded ends on the shafts are different lengths  >:(

Title: Re: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: Martin [Admin] on August 23, 2008, 05:30:05 pm

Propshop do a whole range of types and sizes and 'hands'.
From the reports on here, make sure they've actually received the order and get an ETA....

Also worth a look are the new Raboesch props sold by Deans Marine: http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/html/propellers.html (http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/html/propellers.html)

Here a good video I found on You tube about selecting and choosing the right propeller for you boat. Yes it is for full size boats
but the prciple is just the same for our model boats: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jDJ9oKPrP8
 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jDJ9oKPrP8)


Title: Re: 4 Blade Props!
Post by: DickyD on August 23, 2008, 06:17:45 pm
I've used George Sitek props. Excellent.  O0

http://www.gsitek-props.co.uk/