Wholesale Marine Boat Propellers
Selecting the right boat propeller is key to maximizing your boat’s performance. You might well be pleased with the performance of the propeller that came standard with the motor, but you may be wondering if there might be room for improvement. For advice when selecting the right boat prop for your boat from our wide inventory of competitively-priced propellers, speak to the boating professionals at Wholesale Marine. We stock Michigan Wheel, Turning Point, Bravo and Quicksilver boat propellers to fit Evinrude, MerCruiser, Mercury, Johnson, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, Suzuki, Honda and more. Additionally we offer sturdy stainless steel, lightweight but durable aluminum and traditional bronze boat props for nearly every craft.
Tips for Knowing When to Replace Boat Propellers
How can you tell if your boat propeller requires replacement? There may be an obvious reason for doing so such as if your prop has sustained visible damage to a blade. However, even when your propeller is performing within manufacturer’s recommended guidelines, often there is room for performance improvement. Reasons for replacement include:
● Close inspection reveals broken or cracked blades.
● Upgrade to different materials such as aluminum or stainless steel.
● Upgrade to a different number of blades, from 3 to 4 for example.
● Upgrade to a larger size boat propeller to improve acceleration and top end performance.
● Want to carry a replacement propeller on board “just in case.”
Select the Right Boat Propellers for Maximum Performance
The drive train is an important system on any engine-driven vehicle, car, truck or boat. For land vehicles, the system concludes at the tires, where the rubber meets the road. There, the choice is simple: select the right tire for the roadway and intended vehicle use. The difference for water-based craft is, of course, that the drive train ends at the propeller which is the liaison of horsepower to the water. Selecting the right propeller is very important. Boat propellers are available in a wide assortment of sizes and shapes. Sizes are referred to in terms of diameter and pitch. To make the best selection, sync the propeller to the manufacturer’s wide open throttle (WOT) range. The right propeller will turn the minimum engine RPM’s required by the manufacturer with its throttle fully advanced.
The next consideration is diameter. This will also determine the propeller’s RPM capabilities. Overall engine performance can be improved by selecting the right boat prop. The number of blades is also a consideration. “Standard rule” is the fewer blades, the faster the vessel, however, this rule is not cast in stone. The deciding factor will always be the particular application the boat is used for in order to determine the number of blades required to achieve the best engine performance.
When shopping for a new boat propeller, we invite you to speak with the boating pros at Wholesale Marine. We are boating enthusiasts too and understand every aspect of boat maintenance and repair. We’ll be glad to listen to your requirements and recommend the best boat propeller options for your craft based on how you use it. When you have a boating supply need or just want to explore your upgrade options with a pro who shares your passion for all things nautical, call us at (877) 388-2628.