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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Kingfisher Plans
Kingfisher Plans
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(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 389
22nd Nov 2016 00:02  
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I wouldn't think so, might even help to stop it skidding on the turns if you are going over scale speed.
Just my thoughts


(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 481
22nd Nov 2016 13:56  
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You could add an extra piece BUT consider your prop will still be at risk.

The speed of the prop is a vector addition of the rotational speed plus boat speed.

Unless you intend to run at very high speed its probable the shaft will survive most collisions.

"that's not a bug its just an undocumented creature."

Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett, OBE (28 April 1948 - 12 March 2015)
(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 113
7th Dec 2016 04:30  
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Hi Grandpa
A small keel will help the turning and add strength to the shaft, but the prop will be the thing which will take the hit if you hit rocks!!!

(Fleet Admiral!)

Forum Posts: 255
13th Dec 2016 01:01  
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Hi Gramps.What you propose is known as a skeg and will reduce shaft vibration too.To protect the prop you could fit a cage mounted between the skeg and the hull or just a curved rod/bar mounted the same way curling round the prop.Good luck John