I recently bought an old 20' aluminum freighter, pretty similar in design to the Scott HB. Right now I'm in the process of buying a Honda BF20 for it.
I'd like to have an extra propeller for long trips just in case something goes sideways. The prop that comes on the motor is a 4 blade and I have the understanding that this prop is designed to be used for heavy loads or as a kicker on large boats. I'm thinking about using this stock propeller as the spare and buying one more suited to freighter canoe applications to use as my main prop.
My question is this: what pitch do you guys use on your outboards for you HBs and other comparable freighters?
I'm thinking that I would want to go with a three blade with a higher pitch (10" or 11") because I don't think I'd need as much thrust on a canoe. Is this thinking reasonable?