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  1. #1
    Bo Knows

    Cutting off the tab behind the propeller ?

    On a lot of the boat pictures i've been seeing lately the aluminum tab on the outdrive behind the prop has been cut off. Advantage ? Disadvantage ? Why is this done ? Bo don't know!

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    Charter Member Charter Member Ted G's Avatar
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    Jan 2001
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    The tab is there to negate the prop torque. If you have power steering, hydraulic, or counter rotating engines it is not necessary. If you run a higher pitched prop sometimes clearance to the standard tab can be a problem. It is zinc by the way and there is usually a large zinc insert in there that lays flush for corrosion protection.
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