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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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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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 Propellers Added to Savvy Boater Boat Prop Line-up

September 15th, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Michigan Wheel Propellers Added to Savvy Boater Boat Prop Line-up)

We’re pleased to add Michigan Wheel Boat Propellers to our boat prop offerings.  Michigan Wheel Propellers enjoy a well-earned reputation for excellence with over 100 years of experience.  While their vast offerings range from a 3” diameter prop to 96” diameter propeller, we’ve hand selected some of the most popular models and sizes for the …
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Boat Propellers – Should You Choose a Fixed Hub or a Removable Hub Prop?

August 2nd, 2011 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Boat Propellers - (Comments Off on Boat Propellers – Should You Choose a Fixed Hub or a Removable Hub Prop?)

When you’re choosing a boat propeller, the hub is very important as it must fit your motor’s drive shaft.  The hub serves to transmit the power from the drive shaft to the propeller.  It also provides a safety mechanism as it is designed to fail during a serious impact, protecting the drive shaft and gear …
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