What You Need to Know About Boat Propellers

Here at Eris Propellers, we pride ourselves on being experts in the field of boat propellers, and we are pleased to say that wee have held this fine distinction for close to 40 years!

We get a lot of questions from first time (and seasoned) customers about boat propellers.  Many people are unsure about what they should be looking for, and what makes a good boat propeller.

Here is one of the most important take-away points when purchasing a boat propeller (or any piece of boat equipment for that matter):  Good quality boat equipment is a necessity.  Well-made equipment will help your boat function at peak efficiency and last for years.

A good boat propeller should be a non-negotiable.  Here are some tips to help you find the right one for you.

Thrust.  Propellers help your boat navigate through the water.  A propeller’s thrust helps give a boat a “push” once its engine has been ignited and keeps it running smoothly.  A propeller helps a boat achieve a maximum thrust, and improves overall efficiency.

Fuel Economy.  Some propellers are harder on fuel economy than others, especially inexpensive, poorly-made ones.  Speak with a professional about how you can maximize fuel efficiency with your propeller.

Minimize Vibrations.  Poorly-made propellers can be noisy, uneven and create a lot of movement.  A good propeller will minimize noise and help provide the smoothest ride possible.

Longevity.  It is far better to invest in a propeller that will last a long time, than to buy a propeller at low cost which will need to be replaced or repaired many times throughout the years.  Look for a propeller that is made of good-quality materials from a manufacturer and distributor you can trust.

Have some propeller or boating questions? We would be happy to help you out.  Contact us to learn more about how we can help you get your boat fitted with the perfect propeller!

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