Prop 101
Our friends at Cruising World have done a great job of explaining the propeller for sailboats.  Learn about the following terms:

  • Hub
  • Leading Edge
  • Trailing Edge
  • Root
  • Right/Left Handed
  • Prop Walk
  • Diameter
  • Pitch
  • Cavitation
  • Rake
  • Skew
  • Expanded Area
  • Constant/Variable/Fixed/Controllable Pitch
  • Feathering
  • Reversible
  • Folding

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Folding and feathering props are also advantageous for the low drag and reduced resistance against the transmission while sailing compared to a fixed prop.  Feel free to contact the Murray Yacht Sales Team to discuss which prop is the best option for you and your sailboat.