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Michigan Wheel Apollo Propellers

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Apollo Stainless Steel Propellers are top of the line outboard propellers, known for ultimate performance. Apollo stainless steel propellers are designed by the leading replacement boat prop manufacturer (Michigan Wheel) for the past 100 years. Michigan Wheel Apollo props provide a proven combination of performance and durability that will wake... Prices Starting At: $180.99

Michigan Wheel Vortex Propellers

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Michigan Wheel Vortex propeller, high performance aluminum outboard propeller utilizing the XHS™ hub system. Vortex Aluminum Propellers include features such as high performance blade geometry, precision balanced blades, and high powdercoat finish. Designed by the leading replacement boat propeller manufacturer for the past 100 years. Vortex ... Prices Starting At: $47.99

Michigan Wheel Ballistic Propellers

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Michigan Wheel Marine produces various lines of outboard propellers, each with its own distinct characteristics and applications. The Ballistic Propeller, for instance, is designed for those who need explosive speeds and reliable performance in aggressive environments. It is made of premium quality materials that have been selected for their superi... Prices Starting At: $294.99

Michigan Wheel Michigan Match Propellers

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Michigan Wheel Michigan Match propellers are among the finest propellers available, made from superior materials and by superior craftsmen. In the Michigan Match prop, you'll find high-strength, fine-grade alloys that ensure longer prop life. Michigan Match props have a high gloss black powder coat finish that minimizes speed loss from drag and ... Prices Starting At: $60.99

SOLAS Amita Aluminum Propellers

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SOLAS uses a state of the art squeeze casting process to make their Amita aluminum propellers stonger and tougher than traditional die cast props. SOLAS Amita aluminum propellers have 4 layers of paint. Using superior coatings on the Amita props ensures excellent anti-corrosion performance. Solas Amita Three Blade Aluminum Propeller - Exclusive So... Prices Starting At: $47.99

SOLAS Saturn Stainless Propellers

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SOLAS Saturn stainless steel propellers feature the industry's highest percentage of chromium, nickel and molybdenum. These materials resist corrosion and increase the stability of the Saturn's propeller blades. Performance and durability are the characteristics of the SOLAS Saturn stainless steel products. General Purpose Solas Saturn Propeller -... Prices Starting At: $110.99

SOLAS New Saturn Stainless Propellers

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SOLAS New Saturn stainless steel propellers feature the industry's highest percentage of chromium, nickel and molybdenum. The New Saturn materials resist corrosion and increase the stability of the propeller blades. Performance and durability are the characteristics of the SOLAS New Saturn stainless steel products. Solas New Saturn - All Around Pe... Prices Starting At: $153.99

SOLAS Lexor Stainless Propellers

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SOLAS Lexor stainless steel propellers feature the industry's highest percentage of chromium, nickel and molybdenum. The Solas Lexor materials resist corrosion and increase the stability of the propeller blades. Performance and durability are the characteristics of the SOLAS Lexor stainless steel products. Solas Lexor Prop - All Around Performance... Prices Starting At: $321.99

SOLAS Titan Stainless Propellers

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SOLAS Titan stainless steel propellers feature the industry's highest percentage of chromium, nickel and molybdenum. These materials resist corrosion and increase the stability of the SOLAS Titan propeller blades. Performance and durability are the characteristics of the SOLAS Titan stainless steel products. SOLAS TITAN Props - High Power Applicat... Prices Starting At: $253.99

SOLAS HR Titan Stainless Propellers

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SOLAS HR Titan stainless steel propellers feature the industry's highest percentage of chromium, nickel and molybdenum. These materials resist corrosion and increase the stability of the SOLAS HR Titan propeller blades. Performance and durability are the characteristics of the SOLAS HR Titan stainless steel products. SOLAS HR Titan - High Speed Ap... Prices Starting At: $262.99

SOLAS Rubex Aluminum Propellers

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Solas RUBEX Aluminum Boat Propellers Solas Rubex Aluminum propellers are known for: Exclusive Solas squeeze casting process Wide blade design specifically for 4-stroke engines Outstanding acceleration and top speed Interchangeable with Flo-Torq & XHS Systems Solas Rubex 2-piece propellers are designed to eliminate the chatter and vibration se... Prices Starting At: $52.99

SOLAS Rubex Stainless Propellers

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SOLAS RUBEX Stainless Steel Boat Propellers SOLAS RUBEX stainless steel props are known for: Top notch cruising performance Large diameter and blade area for larger boat loads Awesome high speed performance without sacrificing cruising speeds Excellent fuel economy for offshore boats Interchangeable with Flo-Torq & Vortex Systems Reduce vibr... Prices Starting At: $205.99

SOLAS Rubex HR4 Stainless Propellers

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RUBEX HR4 Stainless Steel Boat Propellers SOLAS Stainless Steel High Performance RUBEX Interchangeable Hub Propellers Interchangeable with Flo-Torq & Vortex Systems Reduce vibration to provide longer life to lower units The SOLAS RUBEX Advantage All SOLAS propellers are developed by a state of the art process. Through a sequence of theoreti... Prices Starting At: $237.99

SOLAS Rubex NS3 Stainless Propellers

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RUBEX NS3 Stainless Steel Boat Propellers SOLAS Stainless Steel High Performance RUBEX Interchangeable Hub Propellers Interchangeable with Flo-Torq & Vortex Systems Reduce vibration to provide longer life to lower units SOLAS Rubex Manufacturing Advantages All SOLAS propellers are developed by a state of the art process. Through a sequence of t... Prices Starting At: $217.99

SOLAS RBX Rubex Hub System Kits

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Solas Rubex Hub Kits fit Rubex Interchangable Hub Propellers. All necessary hardware included with easy to follow instructions. - Hub kit constructed of rubber, no plastic to deteriorate - Annodized aluminum spline - Hub will not spin in propeller Prices Starting At: $24.99

Michigan Wheel XHS Hub System Kits

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Michigan Wheel's Xchangeable Hub System (XHS™) absorbs impact and stress caused by shifting gears and is designed to spin under significant impact to protect your lower end unit. XHS Hub Kits include forward thrust washer, inner hub, and aft drive adapter. These XHS™ Hub Kits are utilzed on the Apollo® Stainless Steel Propellers and Vortex® Alum... Prices Starting At: $11.99

For outboard owners world-wide, Deep Blue Yacht Supply is your trusted source for all size Outboard Propellers. We are committed to providing the best outboard props, at the lowest prices; with superior customer service.

Deep Blue Yacht Supply has the largest inventory of Outboard Propellers; you will be sure to find the best props for your outboard engine. Deep Blue Yacht Supply carries the full line of Michigan Wheel and SOLAS Stainless Steel and Aluminum Propellers for outboard engines such as Yamaha, Evinrude, Johnson, Mercury, Honda, Nissan, Tohatsu, etc.

Need help finding the perfect boat propeller for your outboard? Use our state of the art Outboard Prop Guide to find the perfect propeller for your boat.

Trust Deep Blue Yacht Supply to help equip your boat with the best possible outboard props. Deep Blue Yacht Supply is able to provide the ultimate sales and service experience, when it comes to selecting the best propellers for your application. Several manufacturers create high quality products that churn out excellent performance. Among the best are Michigan Wheel Marine with its Apollo, Ballistic, Michigan Match, and Vortex lines, and SOLAS which boasts of its Stainless Steel Series and Aluminum Series propellers.

Apollo XHS Propellers

Those who need to replace their original propeller should take a good look at the Michigan Wheel Apollo series. The products in this line are commonly used in outboard and sterndrive applications. They come in either a 3-blade or a 4-blade configuration, with the latter producing a superior hole shot effect that is desirable when the boat is carrying heavy loads or is engaged in water sports. These stainless steel propellers are expertly designed using the latest in CAD technology and are precision-machined for smooth operation. They feature the XHS Xchangeable Hub System for ultimate versatility and performance. Diameter sizes range from 12 inches to 23 inches for outboard and sterndrive applications. Larger diameters are available for more demanding applications.

Ballistic Propellers

As the name implies, these Michigan Wheel Ballistic props are all about explosive performance. This intention can be clearly seen with their tapered edges that are designed to reduce drag so that the boat can move through the water with ease. Cavitation is not a problem with these propellers as their blade tips and the cup work together to minimize power loss. The blades can cope with the speed thanks to a good amount of thickness and excellent strength that comes from using 15-5ph stainless steel. It is also corrosion resistant and comes in pitch sizes ranging from 13 inches to 27 inches.

Michigan Match Propellers

The Michigan Match series features a tough NAVAL brass spindle and a rubber cushioned hub. The latter is meant to absorb impact and allow the propeller to last longer than usual. The bushing will still spin freely even when subjected to considerable stress. Meanwhile, the enhanced high gloss powder coating protects it from harmful elements that cause corrosion as well as reducing friction to achieve better speeds. Those who need a low-cost aluminum propeller that can provide solid performance should look no further than the Michigan Match propeller line. Michigan Match is one of the top selling aluminum propellers of all time.

Vortex XHS Propellers

The Michigan Vortex series also features the aforementioned XHS Hub System. These aluminum propellers come in 3 and 4-blade configurations with innovative geometries that achieve great balance. Each blade is protected by a high gloss powder coat that reduces drag for more rapid movements. They come in a wide range of sizes and are compatible with small to medium boats. The 4-blade design is particularly suited to tubers, wakeboarders, and towing skiers. Vortex propellers are one of the hottest sellers when it comes to aluminum aftermarket props.

SOLAS Stainless Steel Series

SOLAS produces superb stainless steel propellers that are known for their quality and fair price. The Rubex line, for instance, are great for people who are searching for all around performance. They come in 3 or 4-blade configurations and have large diameters to push heavy loads. Then there are those with traditional hubs like the Lexor which offers stable performance, the Titan which is capable of excellent stern lift and acceleration, the Scorpion which has a cut down blade for reduced drag, and the Saturn which is designed to be a durable general-purpose propeller. The Titan and HR Titan are known for their ultimate performance, and have a huge following in the marine industry.

SOLAS Aluminum Series

SOLAS has several aluminum offerings that are known to be tough and long-lasting due to their squeeze casting process. These include the aluminum version of their Rubex line that uses the exchangeable rubex hub. The other is the Amita line which sports the traditional hub design while producing the reliable performance that customers have come to expect from the SOLAS brand. The Amita is an extremely popular propeller in the outboard community due to price and performance levels.

Outboard Propeller Choices

When people think of boat motors, they generally think first of the outboard motors that power many ski and fishing boats.  Propellers used on these motors are called outboard propellers or outboard props.  Boating enthusiasts have several choices to select from when it comes to propellers for outboard motors.

Some of the more popular outboard propellers include Apollo propellers.  These are manufactured out of stainless steel by the Michigan Wheel company, which has been making replacement boat propellers for over a century.

Ballistic Boat Props by Michigan Wheel

Another popular choice also manufactured by the same company is the Ballistic boat prop.  These are made from stainless steel and are designed to shine with a high-gloss finish that resembles the surface of a mirror.  The Ballistic prop line is engineered to have blades that are resistant to damage such as nicks along their edges; the blades also resist the tendency to bend.  This means years of reliable service with specifications that will remain constant even when the prop has been in heavy use.

In addition, Ballistic props can withstand the harsh marine conditions without suffering the corrosion levels that less durable props will show.  Innovative features of these props include the fact that engine RPMs can be lowered without performance being affected, which means that the engine delivers power more effectively.

Aluminum Outboard Propellers

The Michigan Wheel company also makes a Vortex line of propellers that feature blades made of aluminum.  These propellers can offer cost savings over stainless steel props, but this must be weighed against the many advantages inherent to steel.

Outboard props and your engine

Once you purchase an outboard motor from our dealers, it is of equal importance you get the right outboard props for your boat depending on the kind of boating you are in to. Each category of boating has a different prop, ranging from props for shallow draft boating, trolling, water skiing, you name it. So when choosing the props for your boat, be sure to see that it allows the boats engine to reach the revolutions suggested by the engine’s manufacture at its top without worrying about damaging either the propellers which are crucial for the boats performance or the boats engine which both make the boat rides pleasurable..

Propellers are generally distinguished by their diameters and their pitch, with the propeller’s diameters being directly proportional to the engines horsepower capacity. The pitch however, describes how far a prop advances with every revolution made. Higher pitches with the right horsepower to keep the revolutions per minute at their optimum will indubitably increase the boat’s speeds. Pulling power is better with lower pitches; however, you will be underusing your engine’s power when you use a prop with a very low pitch, either way, a prop with a very high pitch is no good either since it will require more power to propel in than what the engine can provide.

Once the diameters and pitch are determined, consideration should then be put to the number of blades to have on your outboard propeller. In most cases, outboard props come in options of either three blades or four. The three blade props are mostly used on slower fishing boats, the four blade outboard props however, are specially designed for high speed boats with engines with high horsepower which do not require vibration and steering torque at optimal speeds, like the water skis for instance.

Next on the-to-list is to take a look at the materials used in constructing the props. Outboard props mainly use aluminum, composites or stainless steel with aluminum being the most preferred among the outboard props manufacturers since they are cheaper and repair is easier.  Stainless steel props on the other hand are rather costly, mainly because they are durable and not easily damaged as compared to the aluminum blades. The composite props are also preferred due to their low price, their durability and of course, sterling performance.

Props ideally should allow the boats engine perform at its optimal at full throttle, and the formulas used on determining the proper diameter, pitch and number of blades based on the boats engine can be provided by the boat dealers. However, recommendations on good outboard props are best provided by the engine manufacturers.

Tips on choosing the right outboard propellers

A boat that has the right boat props will function properly for many years and provide one with many hours of fun and enjoyment. Boat props, more commonly known as boat propellers, help to steer the boat and give it sufficient power to run properly. The type of propeller chosen will depend on what type of boat one has and which activities the boat is used for.

Choosing the Right Material

A good propeller will be made from either sand cast aluminum or stainless steel.  Stainless steel boat propellers are in fact the best, but they are quite expensive. Aluminum propellers are well made and will last for many years, even though they are not as high quality as stainless steel propellers.

What Should be Considered When Choosing a Propeller?

Before buying a propeller, check the owner’s manual to see which type of propeller is recommended. The owner’s manual will detail what the diameter and pitch of the propeller should be. It will also note whether the propeller should turn to the right or the left and whether a three or four blade propeller should be used.

The weight of the boat will determine how high or low the pitch should be. “Pitch” is the measurement of how much a boat moves when the propeller turns one full time. The lighter the boat is, the higher the pitch should be. It should be noted that the heavier the boat is, the stronger the propeller will need to be. Most heavy recreational boats use stainless steel propellers, although aluminum propellers are by far more widely used.

One should also check the engine shaft before buying a new propeller and see what shape it is made in. The propeller hub may be cylindrical, conical, radius, or barreled in shape and it is important that the hub fits properly onto the engine shaft. The propeller should also turn in the same direction as the shaft.

There are so many boat props on the market that it can be hard to know which one to purchase. First of all, one will want to make sure the propeller is the right size and make for the boat. One will then want to find a prop brand name and model that is known to be high quality.

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