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The Early History of Boat and Ship Propellers

Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Boat Accessories, Boating | 1 comment

We are used to performance boat propellers today.  However, the first generally known screw type propeller that was used on a boat dates back to 1826. It was made by a Czech-Austrian inventor Joseph Ressel. The boat propeller had multiple blades made out of bronze, that were fastened around a conical base and was installed on a small boat that was manually...

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Tips on Buying a Used Boat

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in Boating | 0 comments

If you are thinking of buying a used boat you should decide first what you want to use the boat for then what style of boat would best fit your needs. Do you have a family and want to just cruise around on inland lakes and maybee pull your kids on tubes and towables sometimes? Then you might want a 18 to 21 foot bowrider with a sterndrive propulsion systerm...

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Boat Propeller Repair

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 1 comment

Most boat propellers are repairable just so long as they are not too badly damaged and cost less than a new propeller. But they may not be repairable or they may be too costly to repair. Boat props are repairable if there is no more than about 20% of each blade missing. The repair shop can weld on new metal and shape it and make it look pretty close to the...

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