Originally Posted by Chris
Don't be sorry ! I am only going by what I was told when looking into four bladed props the guy I spoke to made reference to the fact they would lift the bow so I assumed that's what they are for.
If anyone is going to know it will be you lot !
Actually a four blader won't necessarily lift the bow - it's in the blade design that affects the handling rather than the number of blades. A four blade prop will generally give a better holeshot but have a lower top end in terms of revs and speed for the same design and pitch/diameter than a 3 blader. It is unlikely ever to be faster unless the three blade prop is inappropriate in the first place!
Hope that clears it up a bit?