How To Test Your Boat Propeller Performance

July 1st, 2013 | Posted by melissa in Boat Propellers | Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on How To Test Your Boat Propeller Performance)
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Your boat propeller is designed to help your boat engine run within the manufacturer’s intended RPMs at Wide Open Throttle (WOT). If your prop is not working to its maximum potential, overall boat and engine performance will be compromised. Testing your boat prop regularly is an important way to maintain your boat’s components and get …
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Boat Propellers: Give your Boat a Breath of Fresh Air

July 11th, 2012 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Boat Propellers: Give your Boat a Breath of Fresh Air)

As a dedicated boater you obviously want your boat running at maximum efficiency.  Whether that’s going as fast as possible, having the quickest hole shot or even just wanting your boat to run as smooth as silk, being able to get the most out of your boat is of the highest priority.  While boats have multiple parts …
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Propeller Damage | Replacing a Damaged Boat Propeller

December 14th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Propeller Damage | Replacing a Damaged Boat Propeller)

The days are shorter, the weather is colder, for many people around the country boating season is over.  Many boaters have already winterized and their boats and moved them into storage for the winter months.  Whether it’s in an indoor climate controlled facility or in your backyard with an old boat cover, hopefully you were …
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Last week I discussed prop pitch and it’s significance on boat performance.  One of the key steps in selecting a propeller is the Wide Open Throttle Test.  Both outboard and stern drive motor manufacturers vary widely in their engine specifications.  Along with the combination of different boat styles and sizes, selecting a propeller is impossible …
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Michigan Wheel Ballistic Propeller

October 22nd, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Michigan Wheel Ballistic Propeller)

When searching for a new propeller for your boat, there are many factors to consider.  Understanding the performance needs of your boat will help you determine the style of propeller you will need.  Material, pitch, diameter, rotation, are all attributes that affect the performance of a boat propeller.  For those looking for a high performance …
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