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Repairing or Replacing Your Boat Propellers

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Do You Need to Repair or Replace Your Boat Propellers?

There may be obvious signs that your boat’s propeller has seen better days. Broken or cracked blades certainly indicate it is time for a change. Did you know that high quality boat propellers, like Mercury’s Black Max or Tempest Plus can be repaired? However, damaged boat propellers also offer their owners the chance, for only a few dollars more, to upgrade their motor from the standard-issue propeller it came with. They can opt for a prop with more blades, a larger size, or even a different material, such as aluminum or stainless steel to improve their motor’s output and performance.

Propeller repair is not for the Do-It-Yourselfer. Leave that option for a skilled marine technician. However, there are simple kits that enable most boaters to replace their motor’s prop fairly easily. The Michigan Wheel 202SH Propeller Hub Kit is a great example, and offers video instruction so users can swap out their boat propellers and be back in the water the same day.

Upgraded Boat Propellers Perform Better

If you decide to switch things up, choosing the right propeller is important. The propeller is at the end of the drivetrain and is responsible for introducing its horsepower output to the water. To maximize performance, a boat propeller’s wide open throttle range and diameter, which determines the prop’s RPM capabilities, must be synced. Another consideration is the number of blades you want. Standard rule is that a propeller with fewer blades will increase speed, but there are other considerations as well. When you need solid advice about boat propellers or any boating supply requirement, turn to the knowledgeable staff at Wholesale Marine. We are boaters, too, and look forward to serving you. Just give us a call at (877) 388-2628.

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