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Michigan wheel 3 blade aluminum propeller

We can help you select the correct 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 […]

Powertech bravo 2 stainless 5 blade propeller

Technical Boat propeller lingo

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, […]

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Wise boat propeller advice

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Powertech 3 blade stainless propeller

Best way to improve performance

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 […]

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Most asked questions about boat propeller

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 […]

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Powertech 4 blade props

…To Four, or Not To Four…That is the Question For many years, now, boaters have debated the question of 4-blade propellers versus 3-blades. The traditional argument is that 4-blades are slow and 3-blades are fast, end of discussion. Today, new trends in the marine marketplace, higher fuel prices, challenging economic times, and the like have […]

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The most ask question the difference between 3 blade and 4 blade

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 […]

Smart boat propeller advice

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 buck, when it comes […]

High Altitude will affect your 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, […]

Correct RPM level will improve performance

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 […]

Powertech propeller 3 blade vs 4 blade

…To Four, or Not To Four…That is the Question For many years, now, boaters have debated the question of 4-blade propellers versus 3-blades.  The traditional argument is that 4-blades are slow and 3-blades are fast, end of discussion.  Today, new trends in the marine marketplace, higher fuel prices, challenging economic times, and the like have […]

Powertech 4 blade stainless propeller on sale 130HP-900HP

Powertech 4 blade stainless steel propeller with the hub system included Our regular low price $399  These propellers have superior acceleration and mid-range with very aggressive cupping. available in 13.75″,14″,14.25”, 14.5″,15″in diameter from 11 to 30 pitch Available models with available pitch TRO4: 13.75″ DIAMETER, AVAILABLE IN 18″-28″ PITCH, 4 BLADES, RIGHT-HAND ROTATION, HIGH RAKE, SHARP […]

Boat propeller selection

At Ace propeller we have access to all the different materiel and we will suggest which one is best for you. If you want Composite propeller … we suggest Piranha propellers made in The USA If you want aluminum propeller we will suggest Solas propeller or Michigan wheel propellers and Powertech aluminum propeller propellers both […]

Solas propellers

Solas was founded in 1985 by Dr.Solas YJ.Lin. Solas is now one of the best known and trusted names in outboard and stern drive propellers and impellers for most personal watercraft vehicles. There success is largely due to superior design and craftsmanship from team Solas. Ace propellers sell these models: Solas 3 blade aluminum propeller […]

Boat propeller advice

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 […]

Should I go from a three blade to a four blade prop?

If you look at a propeller from behind, and visualize a circle that the blade tips would draw, you will see that the blade of a 3 blade prop covers about 50 -55% of the circle. (This is called diameter area ratio, or DAR). You can add thrust within this drive circle by increasing that […]

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 […]