|One of the
most important feature of the Max-Prop is that it feathers
automatically with the forward momentum of the boat. Once feathered,
it provides the least possible drag (similar to a folding prop)
improving the vessel's sailing speed by an average of 15% above a
conventional fixed blade propeller.
In forward: the Max-Prop will offer
96% of the efficiency of a fixed blade propeller of the same
diameter and pitch. The 4% loss in power can usually be eliminated
by precisely matching the pitch of the Max-Prop to fit the boat
In reverse: the Max-Prop provides 80%
more power than a comparable fixed blade propeller. The Max-Prop
utilizes the same leading edge in forward as it does in reverse
giving the propeller the same thrust in both directions, whereas on
a fixed blade propeller in reverse the trailing edge becomes the
leading edge therefore reducing its efficiency by 50%.