A boat Prop is a type of a fan that transmits power to the boat. It is one of the most important components of a modern day boat. There are different types of boats and they are used for different purposes. Thus depending upon that you must buy a boat prop that will maximize its performance.
The size of the boat prop is important and it is determined by its diameter and pitch. Pitch is the forward moment of the propeller. Generally small props are made for smaller boat and vice versa. As for the pitch, if it’s high then the boat will go fast and it will go slow. The engine must have enough power to run them otherwise it can damage the engine.
The performance of the boat depends upon the number of blades too. Three and four blade props are commonly used. Then the materials used to make them. The most commonly used materials include composite which is one of the cheapest. Aluminum and steel is also used but both are more expensive than composite.
When it comes to buying one you can contact one of the many companies that manufactures prop. Most of the companies have their website you can get more information regarding the products there. You can seek help from the company experts regarding the one that suites you the best. According to that you can order it.
If you already have a prop and you are replacing it with a new one then your selection process will be easier. You can buy something similar or something to upgrade the performance of your boat. When it comes to installation, you can do it yourself or the company representatives will come and do it for you.