Tag Archives: aluminum propeller

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, […]

Michigan wheel 3 blade aluminum propeller

Time for Boating springtime is here

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 […]

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 […]

4 blade stainless

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 […]

Durability of Piranha propellers

Composite propeller design,as with all propeller design,is a blending of performance and durability.Piranha propellers has utilised the latest in computer technology to match or exceed the reliability and performance of aluminum and stainless stell propellers. Piranha propellers composite material,has a tensile strenght that is 15% stronger than die cast aluminum propellers.The impact absorption properties provide […]

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 […]

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 […]

Powertech propellers powerstop technologie

The latest PowerTech! Propeller design, named the PowerStop!, incorporates the world’s first reverse thrust propeller that performs great in both forward and reverse directions. This new design incorporates unique cupping, on both the leading and trailing edges, thereby enhancing control for stopping, reversing and maneuvering. Having the ability to stop quicker and maneuver accurately in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Should I repair my prop, or buy a new one?

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 […]