An Island in the Middle of the River

May 14th, 2015 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on An Island in the Middle of the River)

Looking back, the whole trip was a great misadventure. But sometimes, those are the best kind. Which is a good thing, because I’ve had a lot of them. Thankfully, they make for great stories. For example … My husband and I towed our boat to The Gorge in Central Washington to see back-to-back Dave Miller …
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Thru-Hub Exhaust: What is it and Why Do I Care?

September 25th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Thru-Hub Exhaust: What is it and Why Do I Care?)

  Exhaust finds its way outward from the engine in three different ways: through the hub, over the hub, and nowhere near the hub. (The hub is the part that connects the propeller to the engine.) While largely invisible to the casual observer, the differences in exhaust systems impact the performance of your boat and …
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Stainless Steel Props: Why Steel Beats Aluminum

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Stainless Steel Props: Why Steel Beats Aluminum)

I have to admit I’ve had a few unhappy incidents with boat propellers. (In my defense, silt can be very tricky, quietly laying in wait for unsuspecting boaters.) Fortunately, a little ding here and there isn’t catastrophic to the life of a prop. This is why I chose a prop with strength and durability on …
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Pitch Perfect: Selecting the Right Boat Propeller Pitch

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Pitch Perfect: Selecting the Right Boat Propeller Pitch)

The pitch of your propeller determines how fast your boat busts out of the hole; it also affects how fast you accelerate. But the same pitch does not do both. Determining the best pitch for your boat’s purpose is like fine-tuning your recipe for homemade barbecue sauce: too spicy and it will blow your eyeballs …
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Boat Props: How to Choose the One For You

February 28th, 2014 | Posted by Kyla in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Boat Props: How to Choose the One For You)

If you’re like me, you love your boat and you want your boat to love you, too – and to show its devotion in responsive performance. Give it the coddling it needs from time to time, including attention to the hard working propeller and your boat will respond in kind, with many happy hours on …
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