For those who use an 8 or 9.8 4 stroke kicker, do you use the stock prop or go with a lower pitch like say from a 15 to 12 pitch? Or does it not make that much difference.
I realize the high thrust kickers are more efficient but I am just looking for something to get me home in the event of a catastrophic breakdown or accident that would render my main useless; a 22ft C-dory is light. My Honda main is a wonderful trolling motor so it makes no sense to have anything other than a basic pull start kicker hanging off the stern for emergencies.
And yes I am one of those crazy fools who venture out into Alaskan waters without a kicker. And yes I am diligent with maintenance and confident in my abilities to maintain the systems of my little vessel. But then I realize you canít prepare for every unforeseen event.