Gear Review: Hi-Speed Folding Propellers from EWOL - Sail Magazine

Gear Review: Hi-Speed Folding Propellers from EWOL

The Hi-Speed line of folding propellers from EWOL is for boats that sail fast, whether you do it with two hulls or one. The propellers are designed to keep their center of thrust aft and thus create a “fin effect” that keeps the propeller in a feathered position in most any conditions
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The Hi-Speed line of folding propellers from EWOL is for boats that sail fast, whether you do it with two hulls or one. The propellers are designed to keep their center of thrust aft and thus create a “fin effect” that keeps the propeller in a feathered position in most any conditions, even when the waterflow is disturbed due to speed or sea conditions. The makers say this feature allows for improved manuverability and fuel savings. The Hi-Speed propellers are easy to install and adjust and are constructed from stainless steel super-alloys for strength and corrosion resistance. Starting at $2,800. EWOL, ewoltech.it

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