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Michigan Wheel Dyna Quad Propeller

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The Michigan Wheel Dyna Quad design is as popular as the three blade Dyna Jet, but generally suggested for vessels requiring greater blade area due to the added weight and thrust requirements. The four blade Dyna Quad gives extreme smoothness, superb manueverability, plus the speed and "dig" of a three blade. The Dyna Quad line is also an excel... Prices Starting At: $656.99

Michigan Wheel Dyna Jet Propeller

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The Dyna Jet, our most popular inboard propeller, is a good choice for outstanding speed and brilliant performance. The Michigan Wheel Dyna Jet is designed for both the hard working fishing boats to get to their destination on time, to the pleasure craft owner who looks for the ultimate performance and speed. 0.56 E.A.R. Diameter range: 9" - 46"... Prices Starting At: $392.99

Michigan Wheel DJX Propeller

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DJX propellers are an evolution of the tried and true Dyna Jet series propellers. The DJX propeller design has been modified to be better suited to highly loaded, limited tip clearance applications. New manufacturing technologies such as permanent mold casting and/or machine finishing are utilized in manufacture of DJX propellers to facilitate ... Prices Starting At: $427.99

Michigan Wheel DQX Propeller

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Michigan Wheel DQX propellers are an evolution of the tried and true Dyna Quad series propellers. The DQX propeller design has been modified to be better suited to highly loaded, limited tip clearance applications. New manufacturing technologies such as permanent mold casting and/or machine finishing are utilized in the manufacture of the DQX ... Prices Starting At: $629.99

Michigan Wheel DJ355 Propeller

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For smaller inboard craft, the 3-blade Michigan Wheel DJ355 offers the best value for smooth, reliable, and quiet performance. This constant pitch, zero offset series is low maintenance, but meets the performance design criteria of a wide range of applications. DJ355 propellers are widely popular in the marine industry. DJ355 propellers are ava... Prices Starting At: $326.99

Michigan Wheel DQ469 Propeller

In the same design as the 3-blade, the 4-blade Mic...

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In the same design as the 3-blade, the 4-blade Michigan Wheel DQ469 may be a more suitable choice for a particular application. Under certain loading conditions, or where full keels, tunnels, or pockets affect the water flow to the propeller, a 4-blade DQ469 may be the better choice to maximize thrust and minimize noise and vibration. DQ469 prope... Prices Starting At: $546.99

Michigan Wheel M-500 Propeller

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The M-500 is selected by many operators for new boat construction, repowers, and upgrading of propellers. The excellent design and increased blade area provides superior and higher performance without increasing propeller diameter, which may be impossible to due to clearance or tip speed consideration. The M-500 is the top choice on installation... Prices Starting At: $1,529.99

HyTorq MY-T3 Propeller

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Hardworking commercial and high speed pleasure craft have one thing in common, their need for dependable performance from their propellers. The HyTorq MY-T3 is a propeller designed with both the hard working fishing boat and pleasure craft captains in mind. Designed to handle today's high powered engines with ease, the HyTorq MY-T3 has a large ... Prices Starting At: $549.99

HyTorq MY-T4 Propeller

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Manufactured to the same high quality standards as the three blade HyTorq, the four blade HyTorq is the right choice where either or both greater blade area and super smooth operation are desired. The HyTorq MY-T4 was designed with today's high powered engines in mind and built to the exacting standards that make it "The Captain's Choice" whether... Prices Starting At: $656.99

Michigan Wheel Sailer 3 propellers

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The Michigan Wheel Sailer 3 is the propeller of choice for cruising sailboats. The Sailer 3 offers superior dock handling maneuverability and the power to maintain speed in wind and waves when the weather gets nasty. The Sailer 3 fixed pitch propeller series for sailboats are available in diameters of 10" - 24", in a wide range of pitch. Custom ... Prices Starting At: $383.99

Michigan Wheel Sailer 2 propellers

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The Michigan Wheel Sailer 2 fixed pitch propeller is the popular choice for sailboaters seeking to maximize sailing speed. The Sailer 2 offers minimum drag while under sail and the power to get you where you're going when the wind stops blowing. The Sailer 2-blade fixed pitch propeller series for sailboats are available in diameters of 10" - 24",... Prices Starting At: $306.99

Michigan Wheel MP3 Propellers

For the cruiser up to 30', the 3-blade MP propelle...

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For the cruiser up to 30', the 3-blade MP propeller has the blade area to get the job done. The thrust provided by the MP3 propeller not only produces cruising performance when the sails are down, but also offers excellent maneuverability while docking. - The MP3 3 blade fixed pitch propeller series for sailboats is available in diameters of 10... Prices Starting At: $342.99

Teignbridge Propellers

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Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to offer Teignbridge Propellers at the same great discounts we are known for on other top products throughout the marine industry. Submit your request for quote today, and get the process started on sourcing your new authentic Teignbridge Props: A Teignbridge custom propeller will provide optimum vessel performance,... Market Price. Call 1-800-454-6960 For Quote.

Rolla Propellers

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Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to offer Rolla Propellers at the same great discounts we are known for on other top products throughout the marine industry. Submit your request for quote today, and get the process started on sourcing your new authentic Rolla Props: Rolla's main product is its uncontested leadership in marine technology. This gets ... Market Price. Call 1-800-454-6960 For Quote.

Radice Propellers

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Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to offer Radice Propellers at the same great discounts we are known for on other top products throughout the marine industry. Submit your request for quote today, and get the process started on sourcing your new authentic Radice Props: For over 80 years, Eliche Radice has been designing and making propellers able to... Market Price. Call 1-800-454-6960 For Quote.

CJR Propellers

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Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to offer CJR Propellers at the same great discounts we are known for on other top products throughout the marine industry. Submit your request for quote today, and get the process started on sourcing your new authentic CJR Props: CJR Propellers are used in applications from low powered Motor Cruisers, Motor Sailers ... Market Price. Call 1-800-454-6960 For Quote.

Bruntons Propellers

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Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to offer Bruntons Propellers at the same great discounts we are known for on other top products throughout the marine industry. Submit your request for quote today, and get the process started on sourcing your new authentic Bruntons Props: Bruntons propellers are designed for each application to ensure that the prin... Market Price. Call 1-800-454-6960 For Quote.

For boat owners around the globe, Deep Blue Yacht Supply is your trusted source for all size Nibral and Bronze Inboard Propellers. We are committed to providing the best inboard props, at the lowest prices; with superior customer service.

Deep Blue Yacht Supply has the largest inventory of Nibral and Bronze Inboard Propellers; you will be sure to find the best wheels for your boat. Deep Blue Yacht Supply carries Michigan Wheel Inboard Propellers, Hung Shen Propellers, and HyTorq Propellers, and are able to source Teignbridge Propellers, Rolla Props, Radice Props, CJR Propellers and Brunton Propellers.

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Trust Deep Blue Yacht Supply to help equip your vessel with the best possible boat props. Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to provide the ultimate sales and service experience, when it comes to selecting the best inboard propellers for your application.

While an inboard boat prop performs a simple task, propelling your boat through the water, there are quite a few considerations to keep in mind when choosing the proper propeller for you particular boat and engine. Using the wrong propeller can be inefficient and waste gas as well as causing damage to your engine over time. Plus, you won't get the full enjoyment from your boat. The following is a basic guide to choosing the right inboard boat props for your boat and type of usage.

Inboard boat props can come with 2, 3, 4 or even 5 blades and the general rule of thumb is the more blade surface area you put against the water the more thrust you develop. While simple in theory, it isn't really that simple in practice. In general though most pleasure boats will use a 3 blade prop, although once horsepower goes up a 4 blade prop can sometimes give a smoother ride and higher plane. It is really a function of your boats hull design and needs to be tested to see which you prefer. A 4 bladed prop will also help with slipping problems especially in rough water. 5 bladed inboard boat props are generally only used by trawlers, tug boats and workboats and then only when 4 bladed props give too much vibration.

Many boaters use their boats for a variety of things. Fishing, cruising, water skiing and trawling are just a few of the uses for a pleasure boat. If this is the case for you then you will have to make a decision on whether you want a prop that will give you more pulling power or a prop that will give you better speed. In general the pitch will control this with a higher pitch giving more speed and a lower pitch giving more power and acceleration. You will have to decide which is most important to you and choose your prop accordingly or else switch inboard boat props based on your intended usage. One thing you can do if you usually prefer power, but occasionally need speed is to have your blades cupped, which will increase your top speed by 3mph or so.

Inboard boat props should have a clearance of at least 15% of the diameter of the prop between the prop tips and the bottom hull of the boat and ideally this will be 20% or more. If your inboard boat prop diameter is too large then you can increase the pitch to compensate for the smaller diameter as long as the difference is no greater than 1 or 2 inches. It can also help in some instances to switch from a 3 blade to a 4 blade propeller to put more blade area against the water and increase control.

As you can see there are many different considerations to keep in mind when choosing the proper inboard boat props. Using the guidelines can help you get good performance, but there is always room for improvement and the only way to know for sure if an increase in pitch will help or if you like the feel of 4 blades versus 3 is to test it out for yourself.

Michigan Wheel Inboard Propellers: DJX, DQX, and M-500 Series

The public at large is most familiar with outboard propellers, but as boating enthusiasts know, inboard propellers are another popular choice for watercraft propulsion.  Michigan Wheel makes inboard propellers with three, four, and five blades.

The DJX and DQX Lines

Michigan Wheel inboard props in this series have three blades.  An outgrowth of the Dyna-Quad and Dyna-Jet propeller lines, DJX propellers are designed for situations where there may be limited clearance for the tip.  They also work well with high loads.  Propellers in this line have diameters ranging from 12 to 21 inches.  Some propellers in this series have blades with no cup, while others exhibit all the common amounts of cupping boating enthusiasts look for.

Michigan Wheel inboard props in the DQX series have four blades and range from 17 to 32 inches in diameter.

The M-500 Line

Many boaters prefer the M-500 inboard propeller from Michigan Wheel.  With five blades and diameters ranging from 22 to 44 inches, these inboard props provide a large blade area even in the smaller propellers in the line.  This allows for high performance, even for boats that cannot accommodate large propellers due to clearance issues.

The M-500 is particularly useful in certain situations where water flow towards the propeller is disrupted by the presence of obstructions such as hull appendages, dead wood, or large and / or heavy v-struts.  Indeed, in these situations the M-500 is one of the most popular choices available.  It also helps to reduce engine vibration, which many boaters consider its most advantageous feature. 

All about inboard propellers

An inboard prop is responsible for moving a boat through water but choosing the right one can be challenging for boat owners. Propellers are available in a variety of sizes and in different configurations depending on boat owner preference and needs. The propeller should be efficient and operate smoothly to avoid damaging the engine and prolong the life of the boat. Here are some things to consider when choosing a boat propeller.

Selecting the Right Number of Blades

Manufacturers produce props with anywhere between two and five blades and each has its own advantages and disadvantages under specific boating conditions. Boat owners should analyze their own use to determine which prop to purchase. A higher amount of surface area will generally produce more thrust for the vehicle but the engine has to have the horsepower to handle it or the extra surface area will produce too much drag. The average pleasure boat works well with three blades but with more horsepower available, a four bladed prop produces a higher plane and smoother ride. Your boat hull design must be able to accommodate the four blades. Four blades help prevent slipping in rough water conditions. Trawlers, workboats and tugboats use five bladed props, but only if four blades produce too much vibration.

Different Props are Better for Different Jobs

Pleasure boat owners typically use their vessel to water ski, cruise, trawl and fish. Some props provide more speed while others have features that allow for additional pulling power. The higher the pitch, the more speed the prop will produce. A lower pitch produces better acceleration and more power. You should choose a prop that best fits your needs or various props to use in different situations, depending on how you use your boat and how frequently you take it out on the water. Boat owners who need speed occasionally but prefer more power most of the time can consider having the blades cupped to add approximately three miles per hour to the boat’s top speed.

Choosing the Prop Diameter

The clearance between the inboard prop blades and the boat hull should be a minimum of fifteen percent of the prop diameter but 20 percent or more is even better for optimum performance. If the prop is too large in diameter, it is possible to increase the pitch by no more than one or two inches to compensate. A prop with four blades has more surface area against the water than a prop with three blades and provides more control for the pilot.

Choosing the right prop for your boat may require some trial and error to determine which works best for your vessel and meets your boating requirements. Testing different pitches and props with different numbers of blades will give you a feel for which works better. A boat expert can help guide you in your decision by answering your questions. Testing may take some time but it is worth the effort to find the prop that performs best for your individual needs.

Propellers May Drag When Boats Use Wind Propulsion

When a watercraft has no other propulsion system except for inboard boat propellers, the issue of drag under sail simply does not come up.  Sailboat enthusiasts, however, know that it can be a real and pressing issue when they are using their sails to power the watercraft.

Why sailboats have propellers

Some might question why sailboats would have inboard boat props or other sailboat propellers in the first place.  They are certainly not necessary in the strictest sense of the word.  The trouble with using wind as a sole propulsion system, however, is that sometimes the seas are perfectly calm.  Many sailboat owners prefer to equip their boat with a propeller so that they need not worry about a lack of wind.  Indeed, in case of an emergency on board it can be critical to have an alternate means of propulsion. Sailor 2, Sailor 3 and MP3 boat propellers are ideal for this purpose.

The issue of drag under sail

When sails are billowing, however, motorized propulsion will not be necessary.  Boaters are divided as to the best way of dealing with the drag that an outboard motor can produce on a wind-driven sailboat.  Some believe that the best procedure is to lock the propeller into reverse any time the engine is switched off.  This will keep the propeller from being able to spin freely in the water.

Other boaters insist that it is best to allow propellers to spin while the boat it under sail.  To accomplish this, the engine should be switched into neutral gear.

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