2020 05 Propeller Experiment

During our haulout in May, I sent my Autoprop back to the factory in England for some examination and maintenance.  Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the turnaround time was especially long, so Brunton's sent me a loaner propeller to use in the meantime.   They sent a new Varifold folding prop.  

Roderick Sampson of King Propulsion is the U.S. rep for Brunton's and he was very interested in comparing the Varifold performance with the Autoprop performance on the Beneteau 473.  So on May 12, 2020, we installed the Varifold on Flight Risk for a splash the next day.  You can see photos of the Varifold and Autoprop below.   I will document our findings when we are done.  

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