A close encounter with a rock has brought an unexpected benefit for David on his Sea Eagle inflatable kayak. (See the earlier post for details of his setup.) The standard two-bladed prop of the 1003 was damaged irretrievably and as we had a three bladed prop available (as standard on the 801) Malcolm set him up with that to get him going again quickly.
We were also wondering how its performance would change with the different prop. Remember that the top speed for this rig with the standard prop was 11km/hr. After testing on Narrabeen Lagoon last weekend , David reports that top speed is now about 12.5 km/hr (6.7 knots) with the three blader. Naturally enough he’s decided to keep that rather than fit the standard one again. For more in depth test results on this comparison see the recent post.