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Mark Hood of Bremerton, WA asks:

There was a lot of discussion on Trawlerworld.com about a controllable
pitch prop on a boat like that for a long voyage. What are your thoughts about a
CPP on a Nordhavn 40?

This is the type of question that always opens a can of worms. We are
pretty happy with the fixed prop. We have done a lot of research to find the
right fixed prop for this boat. The performance on this boat is right where
we would like to see it. A fixed prop is pretty much: "put it on and forget
it." When cruising, it can sometimes be very difficult to service CPP in
remote areas. However, for some types of cruising the CPP can work out well.




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