Modern Outboard Motors. Mercury, Evinrude, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki and Tohatsu-Nissan are the companies that make the outboards today. All make boat propellers in aluminum, and stainless steel propellers too. You can also get after market boat propellers for these engines that in many cases perform just as good and some times even better and usually cost less.
The new motors are just a little different from the outboards Mr. Waterman produced back in 1905. He would probably be totally stunned if he saw a 300 horsepower outboard on the back of a bass boat ripping across a lake today.
Horsepower ranges from 1 1/2 Hp. up to 300 Hp in both two and four stroke engines. You can get both right and left hand rotating motors in the higher Horsepower models for twin engine boats. Fuel injection, oil injection, power trim and tilt and quietness have been refined for optimum operation.
Many of these manufacturers now offer jet drive lower units that are attached to their regular motors. These outboards are designed to operate in low water situations such as rivers and near shorelines. There is more of a power loss that pushes the boat from a jet drive as opposed to a propeller driven model and they burn more gas because of that, but if you need to boat in just a few inches of water jet drives are the only way to go.
There are more options than ever in boat props for these and all engines these days and it can get confusing on what boat propeller is best for your boat. We can help you in the boat propellers section with all the information on our website and you can always call us at 1-800-573-5533, Monday – Friday 8am to 7pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.