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Do Breakaway Hub Systems Work in Boat Propellers?

Do Breakaway Hub Systems Work in Boat Propellers?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2018 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

The center hubs used on outboard motors and sterndrive boat propellers are separate from the boat propeller itself. There are two types of hub systems used. The oldest type has been around for over sixty years and is made of rubber that surrounds a metal spindle that goes on the propeller shaft. The rubber hub is larger in diameter than the hub cavity...

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OEM Boat Props Vs. Aftermarket Boat Propellers

OEM Boat Props Vs. Aftermarket Boat Propellers

Posted by on Feb 18, 2018 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer that means the manufacturer of the the OEM boat props that usually come on your boat and the marine drive system on your boat. If you want a different boat prop or spare boat propeller you have a choice of either purchasing an OEM propeller or a prop made by an independent company that makes props to fit...

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Guarding Boat Propellers from Propeller Theft

Guarding Boat Propellers from Propeller Theft

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

If you think about, it does not take much time to take off  boat props from a marine engine propeller shaft. It could take less than a minute for propeller theft to occur. The bad guys know that and thousands of boat propellers have been stolen off boats over the years. Mostly Stainless Steel Propellers because they are worth considerably more...

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Suzuki Outboard Motor DF350A with counter rotating dual prop system

Suzuki Outboard Motor DF350A with counter rotating dual prop system

Posted by on Jan 27, 2018 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

Using their own version of the counter rotating dual prop system for boat propellers Suzuki started working on a new outboard motor project over three years ago. The Mercruiser and Volvo Penta stern drives have had their twin boat prop systems on the market for years and Yamaha also had their VMAX one hundred and fifty horsepower TRP outboard that used...

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Inflatable Boats

Inflatable Boats

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

Small inflatable boats that you can mount an electric motor or gas outboard engine on have become popular in recent years because they are an inexpensive type of boat to use on the water. The performance boat props used can also be inexpensive. Improvements in designs and on durability are another reason for their increase in inflatable boat...

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Boat Propeller Shaft Thrust Washer

Boat Propeller Shaft Thrust Washer

Posted by on Jan 15, 2018 in Boat Propellers, Boating | 0 comments

If you own a boat that has an outboard motor on it or boat with a sterndrive system, the propeller shaft must have what is called a thrust washer on it that is positioned on the shaft in front of the boat propeller. The thrust washer has two functions. The first reason why you must use one is it stops boat propellers from sliding forward on the prop...

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