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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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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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Underwater Hits on Boat Props

Underwater Hits on Boat Props

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Boat Propellers | 0 comments

If you own a boat with an outboard motor or sterndrive and hit something underwater with your lower unit and boat props a wide range of damage can occur. It also depends on what the propeller is made out of as to how much damage you have. Boat props made of a composite material should not cause any damage the lower unit or prop shaft. They have solid hubs...

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Setting up at the Boat Shows

Setting up at the Boat Shows

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Boating | 0 comments

People who attend boat shows to shop for boats and other boating stuff like boat propellers are unaware of how much preparation and hard work a boat dealer and their employees go through to get the boats to the show and get them all set up for display. First the dealer has to contact the boat show people, sign up and make payment to be there and do...

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Looking for a New Boat Prop ? PART TWO

Looking for a New Boat Prop ? PART TWO

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Boat Propellers, Buy Boat Propellers | 0 comments

When you see how boat propellers are described in terms of size it is done with actually showing two sizes for one boat prop. Example: 14 1/5 x 19. The first number is the diameter of the propeller measured from the center of the prop shaft hole of the prop where the prop shaft goes into out to one blade tip then doubled. If you measured seven and one...

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