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Depth Finder helps avoid Propeller Damage

Depth Finder helps avoid Propeller Damage

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Boat Accessories, Boating | 0 comments

You are out enjoying the day on the lake in your boat with your family or friends just putting along near shore when all of a sudden it feels like your boat hit a pothole and your engine and or lower unit has vibration problems. What happened? Your drive systems lower unit and propeller ran aground and your boat prop blades are now damaged and...

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The History of Outboard Motors – Part Eight

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014 in Boat Accessories, Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

The 1940 Mercury outboard boat motor was a very good looking streamlined motor compared to other brands at the time. The drive shaft was put inside a casing that also served to cover the water pickup line and a leak proof under water exhaust system. The water pump was also a huge leap forward in design using a Rotex rubber pump that did not need any...

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The History of Outboard Motors – Part Seven

Posted by on Oct 5, 2014 in Boat Accessories, Boating | 0 comments

Mercury Outboard Motors was founded in 1939 by Carl Kiekhaefer who at the time was a chief engineer working at a successful company not related to boating. Wanting to own his own business he bought a failed outboard motor company in his hometown of Cedarburg Wisconsin that produced Thor brand outboard motors, with the plan to produce magnetic separators for...

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How to get your Boat to Plane Off Quicker

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Boat Accessories, Boating | 2 comments

Even thou we sell mainly boat propellers, we are avid boaters as well and here is some advice we picked up: If you want your boat to get up and plane off quicker because it is too slow to do that or you want quicker starts to pull water skiers and or tubes & towables, you can do three things to accomplish that without having to re-power your boat or buy...

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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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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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