Honda outboards set the standard for reliability. When a propeller is bent or worn, however, replacement is the only option. You may even be wondering if upgrading your propeller will increase your engine’s performance. Selecting the right Honda propeller is key to maximizing your boat’s performance. For advice when selecting the right propeller for your Honda outboard from our large inventory we invite you to use our Prop Selection Guide or speak with the boating professionals at Wholesale Marine.We stock Michigan Wheel, Turning Point, Mercruiser, Mercury, Solas propellers, and hub kits to fit Honda outboards. Additionally, we offer sturdy stainless steel, lightweight but durable aluminum, and traditional bronze propellers for nearly every craft.
Select the Right Honda Propeller for Maximum Performance
How should you go about determining which size propeller is the right choice for your needs and for your Honda outboard? The drive train is an important system on any engine-driven vehicle, car, truck or boat. For land vehicles, the system dead ends at the tires which make direct contact with the roadway. For boats, the drive train ends at the propeller which connects the horsepower to the water. To maximize performance, choosing the right propeller becomes very important. 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, match the propeller to the manufacturer’s wide open throttle (WOT) range. The right propeller will turn the minimum engine RPMs required by the manufacturer with its throttle fully advanced.
The next consideration is diameter. This will also determine the propeller’s RPM capabilities. Remember, overall engine performance can be improved by selecting the right propeller. Oh, and how many blades do you want? Standard rule is the fewer blades, the faster the vessel, however, this is not a hard and fast rule. 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 optimal engine performance.
If all this information has your head spinning, remember we are here to help. When you want to replace or upgrade your Honda propeller, speak with the boating pros at Wholesale Marine. We’ve got your back and understand every aspect of boat maintenance and repair. We’ll be glad to listen to your requirements and recommend the best 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.