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Do composite and aluminum props flex?

Of course! All propellers flex. What is often missed is that flex is a good characteristic. For example, if a prop flexed under the load of acceleration, it would actually be reducing its pitch, which in turn would produce a faster acceleration. A problem would occur only if the prop failed to return to its… Read more »

Boat propeller cavitation

Speed boats

Have you ever run your finger along the face, or edge, of a prop and felt a pitted area? If you have, then you know what cavitation can do to a prop. Given enough use, that pitting will only get deeper and you will end having to replace the prop. With your prop turning 4000… Read more »

What about composite props?

When propellers made of composite, or plastic, first came on the market over 20 years ago, I was very skeptical that they could match an aluminum prop in strength and performance. Today, while not all composites are created equal, a couple of manufacturers use space age composites to exceed the strength of the old traditional… Read more »

How can I make my boat come on plane faster?

There are many factors that can cause a boat to have difficulty coming onto plane. Consider for example, your total boat weight, weight distribution, engine trim, hydrofoil, and transom tabs before investing in a new propeller. To assist in the correction of on plane problems, you may also need a different propeller. Your first choice… Read more »

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday!

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday! Thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you in 2015! Safe and Happy Boating on your next outing on the water. From your Ace Propeller Team!

Should I repair or buy a new boat propeller ?

damaged counter rotating Piranha composite propellers

Most small dings or bends in an aluminum prop can be repaired for a reasonable price. If you do repair, make sure the shop does not file down the blade edges thereby reducing diameter. If your damage includes bites or chunks out of the blade, you should consider a new prop. Keep in mind that… Read more »

How much should I spend on a boat propeller

I advise boaters to spend as much as it takes to get the right propeller for their boating application. Don’t be too concerned with prop costs because the biggest bang that you can get for the buck, when it comes to boat performance, is with the propeller. Remember that a slightly incorrect type or size… Read more »

Propeller diameter available for engine with larger gearcase

Another title could have been Boat propeller Diameter on command trust or big foot motors. Many factor will influence rpm and diameter is one of them. I am seeing in the last several seasons some large pontoons being pushed by 60 hp engines that are command trust /or Bigfoot. This means that the gear case… Read more »

Piranha boat Propeller absorbs shock

The Piranha modular design allows for blades to be replaced due to damage or to be re-pitched for performance. The key to the patented Piranha boat propeller is the hub. The center hub is made from a high-strength aluminum core, over molded with our specially-formulated composite material. The Piranha blades are designed to absorb the… Read more »

Safety on the waterways

Courtesy on the Water. For all of us to enjoy our boating experience, courtesy and the rules of the waterways are extremely important. From kayakers and canoers, to the fishing boats to the cruisers and the sailers, knowing when to give way, when to slow your boat down to reduce your wake or when to… Read more »

Spring boating season 2017

Start of the boating season 2017 for those of us who experience a winter! A lot of us are waiting for the nicer weather to show up! Record rainfalls, lots of flooding and swollen riverbanks has delayed some of us from safely accessing launches. The nicer weather is coming soon so take this time to… Read more »

We can help you select the correct propeller

Michigan wheel 3 blade aluminum propeller

We can help you select the correct propeller the more info we know the more accurate our recommendation Motor type and manufacturer Year and horsepower of motor Length and type of boat Any current prop info will help. Diameter, pitch and type of material WOT (wide open throttle) RPM reading with current prop is the… Read more »

Technical Boat propeller lingo

Powertech bravo 2 stainless 5 blade propeller

Pitch – the theoretical distance in inches that a propeller moves forward in one revolution. Think of a screw in wood. If you increase the angle of the threads, it will move further into the wood in one turn. Diameter – the diameter in inches of the circle that the blade tips will cut. Or,… Read more »

Wise boat propeller advice

powertech propeller

I advise boaters to spend as much as it takes to get the right propeller for their boating application. Sometime it means Stainless ( 300hp and up ); sometimes it means 3 blade ;sometimes it means 4 blade; Don’t be too concerned with prop costs because the biggest bang that you can get for the… Read more »

Happy new year of boating

Best wishes for a safe and happy new year! Thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you in 2017! Safe and Happy Boating on your next outing on the water. From your Ace Propeller Team!

Happy holidays

Wishing you and you families best wishes for the Holliday seasons From the Ace propeller team

How to find the best propeller for my boat

Michigan wheel 3 blade aluminum propeller

Finding the right prop for your application is not as easy as you may think. In fact, it is our experience that proper prop selection is one of the most difficult tasks in boating to make sure you are getting optimum performance. Mistakes can be costly in terms of fuel consumption, drive train wear, prop… Read more »

Boat propeller damage

piranha 3 blade

As gas prices continue to creep up we are getting more and more enquiries from customers on how to improve performance with regards to fuel efficiency. A slightly damaged blade where the leading edge of the propeller has been damaged by running through some sand or gravel. The propeller blade edge should be filed smooth…. Read more »

High altitude will affect performance

Boat propellers are available in several materiel, pitch and diameter and the expert at Ace propeller can help you select the correct boat propeller that will work best at the altitude that you are boating at .Many factors can reduce your RPM in many ways I.E. upgrading to better materiel, increasing the diameter and/or pitch,… Read more »

Boat propeller cavitation and ventilation

Have you ever run your finger along the face, or edge, of a prop and felt a pitted area? If you have, then you know what cavitation can do to a prop. Given enough use, that pitting will only get deeper and you will end having to replace the prop. With your prop turning 4000… Read more »

A word from the president

4 blade stainless

Prop Damage, Repair or Replace? So, you looked at your prop and it isn’t looking so great. Should you repair or just replace it. Here are a few tips to help you decide. First of all, was your prop doing a good job before it was damaged? It is critical that your prop can keep… Read more »

The Difference between PowerTech Stainless Steel Boat Propellers and Piranha Composite Propellers

The Difference between PowerTech Stainless Steel Boat Propellers and Piranha Composite Propellers PowerTech stainless steel boat propellers are among the fastest and strongest propellers on the market. These stainless steel propellers have been manufactured for over 34 years as a durable and secure propeller option. Piranha composite propellers made in California, are a hybrid combination… Read more »

Difference between 3 and 4 blades propeller

The most asked question at the boat shows is almost always” what is the difference between a 3 blade and a 4 blade boat propeller” The difference between 3 blades over 4 blades is that the 3 blade (smaller blade ratio) usually goes faster and the 4 blade (higher Blade ratio) is better hole shot… Read more »

Time for Boating springtime is here

Michigan wheel 3 blade aluminum propeller

The long awaited moment when we FINALLY get our boats out of winter storage (for those of us who do not live in southern states). Then we get busy with spring clean up and spring tune up on our boats to ready them for our first boating excursion! Don’t forget it is a great time… Read more »

How much should I spend on a boat propeller

We advise boaters to spend as much as it takes to get the right propeller for their boating application. Don’t be too concerned with prop costs because the biggest bang that you can get for the buck, when it comes to boat performance, is with the propeller. Remember that a slightly incorrect type or size… Read more »

Best way to improve performance

Powertech 3 blade stainless propeller

First the best way to improve performance is with the correct prop. You can try all kinds of different props with different types of blades styles and cupping and diameter and weight in the boat and water and wind condition and you will always get a variety of results but the only way to know… Read more »

Most asked questions about boat propeller

Denis and Kevin

What is the difference between a 3 blade propeller and a 4 blade propeller? What is pitch? What do the numbers mean 15×17 ? Does materiel matter ? Stainless? composite? aluminum ? bronze ? Nibral ? What is RPM at WOT? What is the best hub design ? What does cupping do ? Should I… Read more »

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday 2015!

Best wishes for a safe and happy holiday! Thank you for your patronage and look forward to serving you in 2016! Safe and Happy Boating on your next outing on the water. From your boat propeller expert team at Ace Propeller Team!

Piranha propeller propulsion kit

Piranha propeller prokit

Propulsion Kits Propulsion kits are available for all applications. While many boaters are familiar with the bodies of water they frequent, they can’t predict when they may hit a submerged object. In the unfortunate event that a boater does suffer an impact, a back-up plan is sure to prevent down time, a ruined day on… Read more »