In order to maximize your boat’s performance and fuel efficiency, the right prop has to be matched with your particular boat’s engine. Determining the correct size and style of boat prop will keep your engine operating within its recommended RPM range. This not only allows optimal horsepower to be applied to the water, but also makes for improved handling.
The kind of prop your engine needs depends largely on how you’re using your boat. Whether fishing, cruising, or water skiing, different applications place different loads on your engine. Regardless of application, the key is to keep your engine within its factory-recommended wide-open throttle (WOT) RPM ratings, which are easily found in your owner’s manual. Selecting a prop with the right pitch, diameter, rake, surface area, and contour for your engine will keep you within your RPM range.
For an informative read about how the correct propeller can change your boat’s performance, take a look at this Popular Mechanics’ article that compares six different props using the same boat.
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