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Old Mar 27, 2005, 12:07 PM
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which way should the prop?

Which way should the prop spin?, i am not sure if its clockwise or counterclockwise, let me know anyone, thanks!
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 12:22 PM
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That depends on whether it's a right hand or left hand prop. A right hand pitch prop will turn clockwise to move the boat forward. In the picture, the prop on the left is a left hand pitch prop; the prop on the right is right hand pitch.
Old Mar 27, 2005, 12:37 PM
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Thanks CGBOB, i have a left handed prop, so it should be spinning counterclockwise then, correct?...Ivan!
Old Mar 27, 2005, 03:50 PM
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Depends on whether you're observing from front or back!
If in doubt, look at the prop's blades and imagine them as threads on a screw (they also call props "screws", right?). As you turn the prop, which way makes it want to "screw" into the water in the forward direction?
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 03:52 PM
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easy way to tell, fit the prop, get it spinning in air, with the stick on all ahead full, and put ur palm of your hand 6 inches away from the stern of the boat, if you feel a draught, its the right way as its pushing air to the back of the boat, and so newtons law says the boat will move forwards

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