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How to Identify your Boat Propeller - SavvyBoater.com Videos
Hi, welcome to Prop Talk with Savvy Boater.
We help a lot of boaters find the perfect prop for their boat.
I'm Loren, and in this series I'd like to walk you through some of the common questions
we answer for customers every day.
One of the things I like to tell people is
there are three critical, but simple questions you should be able to answer before you start
shopping for a prop.
First off, what kind of a prop do you currently
Secondly, what's the exact outboard or outdrive
you're trying to fit this prop on?
And finally, how satisfied are you with the
performance of the prop that you've got?
Today I want to go over with you the answers
to question number 1: How to tell what kind of a prop you've currently got.
We'll start out taking a look at a prop.
The first thing to think about is how many
blades we have.
It's pretty straightforward, just count them.
This is a three blade prop.
You probably have either a three or a four
The next thing to consider is: What kind of
a material do you have?
This prop is made out of aluminum and is covered
in a baked on protective coating.
Usually they're black or white.
This is a stainless steel prop.
It's finished in polished metal and it weighs
about twice what the aluminum prop does.
Once we've got the blades and material figured
out we'll need to know the diameter and the pitch.
This is one area where the prop manufacturers have made it kind of easy for us.
Somewhere on your prop should be stamped a pair of numbers.
The first will be the diameter, the second will be the pitch.
In this case, it's stamped on the barrel.
In the case of our stainless prop, it's stamped
here in the hub.
The first number will always be the diameter,
the second number will always be the pitch for your prop.
Another thing to look at is rotation.
Right hand is standard rotation and chances
are you've got a right handed prop.
But there are left handed applications out
there, so it's probably a good thing to double check and make sure.
Another piece of information that can be helpful is knowing the manufacturer and part number
of the prop you're currently using.
It may be stamped somewhere on your prop,
if it is, jot that down, because that can help us out.
Once we've got that, we may be able to cross reference your prop and find the equivalent
prop in a different brand or in a different product line.
Once you've got the answers to these questions, we'll be better able to help you find the
perfect prop for your boat.
Stop by and visit us at SavvyBoater.com.
We've got a lot of great resources that will help you make an informed decision on your
If you've still got questions, give us a call.
We're always happy to help.
What people are saying about their Solas boat prop:
Great quality product
Great quality product. I would recommend it to everybody that needs to replace their current boat propeller!
With the 3 kids and myself in my 16' aluminum boat my 15 hp Evinrude would top out at about 5000 rpm (redline = 6500). Outboard manual said to go for a lower pitch (factory = 10") so I bought this prop. Easy install, now with boat loaded with kids and fishing gear the motor hits ~6300 rpm and by myself I now have to watch I don't go over redline. Very happy with propeller. Would definitely buy again. Fast shipping, no issues at all.
: J. Austin
Works great for me
It was a very high-quality and an inexpensive prop. Works great for me.
: M. Green
Prop looks great
I'll start by saying that I haven't had a chance to run this prop yet, but I have unboxed it and installed. Prop looks great and I expect it to last a long time. Hard for me to rate this product without using it yet but I'll give Savvyboater 5 stars!
What I definitely can say is Savvyboater was extremely fast getting this product shipped. I had it on my doorstep before I was expecting it. I WILL be doing business with Savvyboater in the future!
: J. King
I would not go to any other dealer
Thank you very much for the great service I received from you people. If at any time I needed a part for my boat I would not go to any other dealer. The time of shipment was great. The prop arrived in great condition. I have told all my friends how pleased I am with your company. Thanks again!
: F. McMahon
The prop arrived promptly and in great condition. The quality looks great!
: J. Byer
Got a great price
Awesome. I received my prop in 3 days, got a great price, and free shipping! Very satisfied!
: S. Minc
Very fast shipping
Easy product identification. Very, very fast shipping. Ordered on a Thursday and was on my doorstep Friday afternoon.
: J. Goines
Great prop and it shipped fast
We run a 15' Alumacraft flat bottom with a 20 hp Mercury 4-stroke outboard near the coast we bought one of these and wow what a prop. This bad boy is faster on plane stays on plane longer and all around faster than any three blade we have. Our boat is decked out and heavy no problem for this prop. With one person it runs out at 27 mph. Can someone tell Mr. Solas we want a 9.25"X10"X 14 spline 4 blade stainless steel that would be the prop of all props!
: J. Austin