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For boat owners around the globe, Deep Blue Yacht Supply is your trusted source for all size boat propellers. We are committed to providing the best props, at the lowest prices, with superior customer service.
Deep Blue Yacht Supply has the largest inventory of Inboard Boat Props, Outboard Props, Stern Drive Props, Ski Boat Props, and Volvo Duo Props; you will be sure to find the best prop for your boat.
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One thing that each and every boat needs is the optimal boat propeller. Boat props serve to move your boat through the water, however not all boat propellers are the same. In fact there are many different variables that can effect your boats performance when choosing a propeller. The primary factors to consider are the number of blades the propeller has, the diameter of the propeller and the pitch of the propeller. Other factors to keep in mind are the material the propeller is made from, whether the blades are cupped, how much rake is there to the blades and how well are the blades ventilated. One other factor that plays a role in choosing boat propellers is the type of engine your boat has. Below is a bit of information to help you choose a boat propeller based on your engine type or boat usage.
Outboard Propellers - Outboard propellers are those used on outboard engines such as Yamaha, Evinrude, Johnson, Force, Mercury, Nissan, Tohatsu, and Suzuki. Typically these boat propellers are the 3 or 4 bladed variety as these provide the best performance for the size and class of boat that uses an outboard motor. Outboard propellers can be made from a variety of materials, but aluminum and stainless steel are the most common. As with any boat propellers the proper outboard propeller is determined by a combination of diameter and pitch that will allow the boats engine to operate at the manufacturers recommended RPM's when at wide open throttle (WOT). Deep Blue Yacht Supply carries the complete line of Michigan Wheel and SOLAS outboard propellers.
Inboard Propellers - Inboard propellers are those installed on an inboard motor. Inboard propellers are typically constructed of NiBrAl or Bronze materials, with NiBrAl being the optimal material. When choosing a diameter for your inboard propeller you must be sure that it leaves adequate clearance with the bottom of the hull. A general rule of thumb for this is that the clearance should be equal to 20% of the diameter of the propeller. So a propeller with a diameter of 20 inches should have at least 4 inches clearance. If this become a problem a propeller that is 1-2 inches smaller can be used with a corresponding increase in pitch to maintain engine efficiency. Deep Blue Yacht Supply stocks the complete line of Michigan Wheel inboard propellers.
Sterndrive propellers - Stern drive engines are widely regarded as one of the great improvements in the recent history of boating. Stern drive props are able to be trimmed with controls at your fingertips. This can result in better fuel efficiency, safer shallow water boating and better handling in rough waters. Stern drives have the rudder built in providing much better control, especially when docking. The major downside of stern drives is the high cost of maintenance due to the fact the often the engine must be removed to work on parts that are in a space that is too small to access. Deep Blue Yacht Supply carries the complete line of Michigan Wheel and SOLAS boat propellers, and is able to provide props for OMC, Volvo Penta, Yamaha, and MerCruiser sterndrive engines.
Ski Propellers - When choosing ski boat propellers some of your decisions have been made for you based on the type of boating you will be doing. For example, you will often want a lower pitch to increase your hole shot speed and get the skiers up out of the water as quickly as possible. Hole shot speed and quick planing are two extremely important performance variables when selecting the best propeller for your boat. Afterrmarket ski boat propellers routinely outperform stock propellers from hole shot to top end, which is why so many ski boat owners select ACME or Ambush ski propellers. Deep Blue Yacht Supply is the marine industry leader when it comes to supplying ACME and Ambush ski props.
Volvo Duo propellers - The Volvo Duo propellers revolutionized propellers when they were introduced in 1982. These revolutionary boat propellers provide boaters with increased bite in the water, faster acceleration combined with better fuel efficiency, less vibration and noise, quicker planing and improved maneuverability. Designed as two counter rotating blades with the end result being the engines power is directed at driving the boat forward rather than sideways due to lateral forces that can act on conventional single propeller stern drives. The Volvo Duo propellers are available in a wide variety of sizes and materials depending on your engine and boating needs. Deep Blue Yacht Supply is the price and service leader when it comes to Volvo Duo Props, and stocks the complete line.
Vortex Propellers Offer Functional Beauty
Michigan Wheel Vortex props are high performance propellers fashioned from aluminum, a metal that is strong yet lightweight. Both of these features lead to engine efficiencies and can contribute to lower fuel consumption. All Vortex propellers utilize the revolutionary interchangeable hub system known as the XHS Xchangeable.
In addition, Vortex propellers possess a high degree of precision in the blade design, incorporating both high performance geometry and a careful balance among the blades for optimum performance. Covered with a powder coating that imparts a high gloss finish, Michigan Wheel Vortex propellers are beautiful as well as functional. They also come in a large range of styles and designs engineered to suit various applications. For example, Vortex propellers can be purchased in both three and four blade varieties. They work with V6 and V8 engines, and they can be used with engines that vary in horsepower from 20 HP all the way up to an impressive 70 HP.
These features make them ideal replacement propellers, but many boaters do not wait until their current prop develops a problem to buy a Vortex replacement. Instead, they carry a Vortex prop on board as a spare so that they are prepared in advance to deal with emergencies. Few motorists would consider an outing in the absence of a spare tire – it only stands to reason that boating enthusiasts would be well advised to have a spare propeller on hand.
Michigan Match Propellers: Quality at a Great Price
One of the great advantages of Michigan Match propellers is their price point. Michigan Match props are of a high quality and perform better than many propellers that come with motors to begin with, but they typically can be purchased for a lower price than comparable propellers from other major manufacturers. This is done without sacrificing the quality that customers have come to expect, which means that there is no reason for boating enthusiasts not to choose Michigan Match propellers when they need an aftermarket solution that will deliver solid propulsion and acceleration.
High Quality Spindle
One of the best features of propellers from Michigan Match is the spindle. These are fashioned from NAVAL brass and feature a hub cushioned with rubber in order to absorb the stress and impact that comes with any mechanical system. Boaters who have Michigan Match props can shift gears without worrying that this very action is wearing down their spindle to an inordinate degree.
In addition, Michigan Match propellers have a rubber bushing that will spin free when subjected to any significant impact. This feature helps the system to avoid greater levels of damage that would be more expensive and time-consuming to repair.
In appearance, propellers manufactured by Michigan Match are powder black with a high gloss that makes them aesthetically appealing and helps to cut down on the drag that can result in a loss of speed. The coating also serves to protect the aluminum core of the propeller.
Basic Considerations for Tohatsu Propellers
Tohatsu is a manufacturer of aftermarket propellers designed to be installed on outboard motors. The standard sizes of Tohatsu Boat Propellers vary from a diameter of a few inches to much larger propellers that measure almost a foot across. The different sizes of propellers from Tohatsu also differ in pitch, a term that refers to the distance that a full revolution of the propeller will move the boat forward.
Materials Used in Construction
A majority of Tohatsu props are manufactured of aluminum, but the company also makes some that use stainless steel as their base material. The latter propellers generally fit on motors that are rated at 25 horsepower and above. Aluminum propellers are more lightweight for their surface area and can have additional advantages. Some boating enthusiasts report that some aluminum propellers produce a quieter ride than do stainless steel models.
Pitch and Load Considerations
Pitch has more implications than simply the distance a boat will move forward as the propeller spins. Propeller pitch is also a major factor in determining what the top speed of a boat will be as well as how fast that boat can accelerate to reach its top speed.
Another important thing to consider is the load rating of a propeller. A light load is considered to be from 100 to 500 pounds. Propellers that can handle boats and contents weighing between 500 and 1,500 pounds are classed in the medium load rating. A heavy load varies from 1,500 pounds to 3,000 pounds.