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Tips on Driving a Sterndrive Boat

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Boating | 1 comment

Before you start your boat there are a few things you should do. If your sterndrive boat is in the water, open the motor cover or hatch and check the bilge area for any water that might have leaked into the boat from a hull leak or a heavy rain if the boat is not covered.. You might have an automatic bilge pump installed in the bottom area of the bilge that...

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Boat Propeller Hub Kit Systems

Boat Propeller Hub Kit Systems

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in Boat Accessories, Boat Propellers | 0 comments

Most aluminum and stainless steel propellers instead of having the rubber hub pressed into the prop from the factory now require a hub kit made specifically for the boat owner’s engine brand and horsepower. The hub kit system props are totally empty in hub part of the prop and you need to put in the hub kit parts in sequence yourself. It is not...

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Aluminum and Stainless Steel Boat Propellers

Aluminum and Stainless Steel Boat Propellers

Posted by on Oct 14, 2012 in Boat Propellers | 0 comments

Aluminum Boat Propellers Aluminum boat props are the most common prop used on boats because they are the least expensive and safest propeller to use. And they work just fine on most boats.You can get a three or a four blade aluminum propeller. If you hit a rock or stump or any underwater object with an aluminum prop you will probably bend or chip or...

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Terms you should know about boat propellers

Terms you should know about boat propellers

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 in Boat Accessories, Boat Propellers | 0 comments

Selecting a boat prop can be challenging. Here are some boat propeller terms to help with a number of different factors that come into play during the selection process which we know can be confusing for a newcomer or even a veteran boat owner. Boat Prop Hub The boat prop hub acts as a connector between the propeller at the drive shaft. Each centralized hub...

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Four, Five and Three Blade Boat Propellers

Four, Five and Three Blade Boat Propellers

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in Aluminum Propellers, Stainless Steel Boat Propellers | 1 comment

Most boaters have a three blade prop on their motor. They are the most common props for a few reasons. Their performance is all around good. Good take off from a standing start, hold well enough in turns and in most cases you get the fastest speed out of your boat. They cost less than the four and five blade props and they cost less to repair if you need...

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