Sterndrive Boat Propeller Selection Guide
Whether you are buying a new propeller for your sterndrive, simply in need of a replacement for a sterndrive prop you damaged, trying to address a performance issue (e.g. being under or over propped) or you simply want to gain better fuel efficiency, Deep Blue Yacht Supply can help you find the perfect propeller for your sterndrive engine.
Choosing the ultimate propeller for your boat is a key factor in performance and choosing the wrong prop can lead to poor fuel efficiency and issues with engine performance including slower speed and increased wear and tear on your sterndrive engine.
The customer is able to use the options to the left hand side of the guide in order to determine what type of propeller assistance is needed. In a couple short questions, we will have our sterndrive propeller recommendations listed for you.
Find All propellers that fit my engine
You will need to know your engine manufacture, model or horsepower to determine which propellers will fit your boat. Once listed, you can then determine the size you are looking for. Deep Blue Yacht Supply is an industry leader when it comes to providing propellers for MerCruiser, OMC, Volvo Penta, and Yamaha sterndrive engines.
Match my current propeller to what is available (OEM)
If you have the current model number of your existing sterndrive propeller, the propeller guide will be able to provide all props that will match your current propeller.
Recommend propeller for my boat
If you know your engine specifications, and the size and speed of your boat, we can make a basic estimation of what propeller size would be needed. Please note however that in most cases you will want a full propeller sizing done if you know nothing about the existing size of the propeller.
Get within suggested RPM range at full throttle
If you know your engine specifications and your current RPM at full throttle, we can determine if you are under or over pitched. Having the right size sterndrive propeller that produces the recommended RPMs at full throttle will give you the best efficiency and speed.
Go from a 3 blade to 4 blade
If you want to gain great fuel efficiency, go to a four blade. If you know your size currently, we can suggest the right 4 blade for your sterndrive engine.