question about propeller racing in foul seas

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Re: question about propeller racing in foul seas

Postby BlueSkye » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:54 pm

I have had the props grab air many times when there is a strong cross wind (and waves) and I am not tacked into them. there is one part of my home lake where you have not much of a choice of heading if there is a strong west breeze and you want to go. I don't think it is cavitation per se when the tip of the prop comes out of the water. I don't go over 10 mph under these conditions and I am confident there has been no damage to the cutlass bearings or other parts over the years.
1971 32ft Express 2x318
Seneca Lake, Erie Canal, Lake Ontario, Rideau

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