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Cutting off the tab behind the propeller ?

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Old 03-24-2002, 11:05 PM
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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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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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