Proper Propping Is Complex - 07/15/2009
 Proper Propping
Where the rubber meets the road is where the prop meets the water. Do you have the right wheels?

Finding the right prop for your application is not as easy as you may think. In fact, it is our experience that proper prop selection is one of the most difficult tasks in boating to make sure you are getting optimum performance. Mistakes can be costly in terms of fuel consumption, drive train wear, prop longevity and speed. The right pitch and diameter is not the end of it, but rather just the beginning of the process. There are numerous other aspects to prop selection including rake, cup, surface area, material and the number of blades. Capt. Rob offers some good advice about props --

Visit the complete BoatTEST prop library of videos and articles --