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Dan's Discount Boat Propellers

Boat Prop & Marine Supply Sales -- On the internet since 1998

We are one of the largest dealers in boat propellers, stainless steel propellers and
aluminum boat props
because of our deep discount prices on boat props and fast, expert service. 
A wide variety of boat accessories, boat covers, and deep discount prices on all boating items.
For more information on Boating or Propellers check out our new blog: Dan's Discount Boat Propellers Blog

We sell the best boat propeller brands for most boat makes and models (9.9hp and up)
Same Day Shipping nationwide via UPS or FedEx

LOWEST PRICES ON HUNDREDS OF BOAT PROPS
HUGE BOAT PROP SALE IS ON NOW

We are your Boat Prop Experts
We specialize in Stainless Steel Propellers and Aluminum Propellers
We sell New Boat Propellers only

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Solas Propellers

Aluminum and Stainless Steel
For all engine brands

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Quicksilver Boat Props

Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Mercury-Mariner, Mercuiser
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Stiletto Propellers

Stainless Steel Props
For all engine brands

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Powertech Propellers

Stainless Steel Props
For all engine brands
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Michigan Wheel Propellers

Aluminum and Stainless Steel
For all engine brands
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Turning Point Propellers

Aluminum and Stainless Steel
For all engine brands

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Boat Prop Specials

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Boat Propellers 101

How To Choose
The Right Propeller!


If you do not know about boat propellers, please read
Find the right boat propeller
& Propeller Basics

Confused about Boat Props? Call us!


Phone Hours
Mon-Fri 8am-7pm Eastern Time
Saturday 9am-2pm
1-800-573-5533

Here are just a few examples of our everyday best boat prop prices.

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Solas Amita 3
Aluminum Boat Props
Super Discount Prices

3 Blade
Solas Amita 3 Aluminum Propellers
fast and affordable. These are one piece boat props,
the rubber hub is already installed.
No additional hub kit is needed.
Designed for maximum aluminum prop performance and versatility. For all modern engine brands and horsepower.

Solas Amita 4
Aluminum Boat Propellers
Super Discount Prices

4 Blade
Solas Amita 4 Aluminum Propellers

More power and affordable. These are one piece boat props, the rubber hub is already installed.
No additional hub kit is needed.
Designed for maximum aluminum prop performance and versatility. For all modern engine brands and horsepower.

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Solas New Saturn
Stainless Steel Boat Propellers
Super Discount Prices

3 Blade
Solas New Saturn Stainless Steel Propellers

Better speed and affordable. These are one piece boat props, the rubber hub is already installed.
No additional hub kit is needed.
Designed for maximum stainless steel prop performance and versatility. For all modern engine brands and horsepower.
Solas HR Titan 4
Stainless Steel Boat Propellers
Super Discount Prices

4 Blade
Solas HR Titan 4 Stainless Steel Propellers

Better power and affordable. These are one piece boat props, the rubber hub is already installed.
No additional hub kit is needed.
Designed for maximum stainless steel propeller performance and versatility.
For all modern engine brands and horsepower.
Michigan Wheel propeller and hub kits
Michigan Wheel XHS hubkits and Mercury Marine Flo-Torq II hub kit systems. Some kits Include a nut and nut retainer.
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HUB KIT SYSTEMSTurning Point Props

Many boat propellers require a hub kit system that you install into the boat propeller yourself, in order to mount the prop on the propeller shaft. You can remove and re-use these kits. This means once you buy a propeller and a hub system, you can buy just the boat propeller at a lower price and re-use your hub kit. Which saves you money.

There are different hub systems/boat props for different size engines and engine brands.

 

How to find the right boat propeller

There is no such thing as a standard propeller.

When choosing a boat propeller, in order to achieve the best performance, you should first find out what your recommended wide open throttle (W.O.T.) R.P.M. operating range is for your engine. This will be in your engine owner's manual, if you don’t have a manual, call a local boat dealer who services your brand of engine and ask them what the W.O.T. range is. We might also know too, but not in all cases.

Usually in the W.O.T. range there ia a 400 to 1000 rpm difference between the lower number and the higher number. If you have the right propeller on your boat you should be in this range (preferably nearer the higher number) while going full speed and trimmed up if you have power trim.

The next thing you should know is what size propeller you have on your boat right now and what your R.P.M.'s are doing with it at full speed and trimmed up.

Boat propellers come in different sizes. There will be some numbers stamped around the prop shaft hole (on the propeller) on either end of the boat prop. The numbers also might be stamped in between the blades on the barrel part of the propeller.

These will be a part number and/or the actual size number. Either way we can determine what you have and go from there. There are always two size numbers for any boat propeller.
The first number is the diameter (measured from the prop shaft hole out to one blade tip times two).
The second number is the pitch (how far a propeller should travel forward through a solid one revolution in terms of inches). The pitch is the most important number because different pitches will make the engine R.P.M.'s change at full speed.

The theory is for every one inch in pitch the RPM's will change 150 to 200. The higher the number pitch means lower R.P.M.'s, and the lower the number pitch means higher RPM's. So the quest is to get the right pitched prop that will get you in your recommended W.O.T. R.P.M. operating range.

Boats without tachometers are harder to prop right but if you can at least get the numbers of your old boat propeller that would help us greatly.

Aluminum propeller and Stainless Steel Propellers

Aluminum propeller are usually the standard prop that comes with the boat when it is new. They perform well enough for most people and are cheaper than stainless steel props.

Stainless steel propellers
offer better performance (quicker time to plane off and faster top end speed) than aluminum props in most cases, especially for faster boats. You have to be more careful though, since they don’t bend or break nearly as easily as an aluminum prop does, but for performance you can't beat stainless props.

Four and five blade boat propellers These boat propellers are basically designed to get your boat up on plane quicker and for more powerful take offs. You probably will not go as fast as three bladed boat props will at full speed, but they work great for heavier boats and for pulling skiers, tubers, etc. They are a little more expensive than the three bladed boat props and they come in both aluminum and stainless steel.

Historical Dates and Events for Boat Propellers

1826 - The first propeller using the screw type design is used on a boat by Josheph Ressel.The boat prop shaft was turned by hand.
1829 - Joseph Ressel was the first person to succesfuly use a propeller on a steam powered boat.
1839 - The first large size propeller driven steam powered ship was launched. The S.S. Archimedes.
1845 - A steamship tug-of-war took place between a propeller driven ship and a paddle wheel driven ship.
The propeller ship won.
1862 - The famous civil war water battle between the Monitor and the Virginia took place. Both war ships were iron clads and propeller driven.

Apr 04 15   Two Boat Propeller Sterndrives

Volvo Penta was first to come out with a sterndrive with a single boat propeller in 1959 and they were first with a sterndrive that has two counter rotating boat propellers on a single prop shaft in 1982. The advantages of a sterndrive with two boat props are much less slippage that gives a better bite on the [...]

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Mar 15 15   Disappearing Boat Propellers

The Dis-Pro Boat Company located in Canada produced an inboard style wooden boat between 1914 and 1926 (and some were built up into the 1950′s) known as the “Dippy” that you could raise the drive shaft and boat propeller up into the bottom of the boat using a manual hand lever while under way so [...]

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Feb 28 15   The First Mercruiser Sterndrive

When Volvo Penta’s sterndrive became an instant success at the January 1959 New York boat show, Mercury came out with their own sterndrive as fast as they could and called it Mercruiser. Improving on Volvo Penta’s design and using non thru hub exhaust boat propellers Mercruiser soon became the dominate leader in sales. Mercury was the second company [...]

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Jan 29 15   The First Sterndrives and their Propellers

Sterndrives have the engine inside the boat connected to a drive unit and boat propellers located outside the boat, at the transom. The bottom of the drive unit looks like the gearcase of an outboard engine and in most cases really is. It is attached to a drive-shaft housing that is connected through the transom [...]

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Dan's Discount Boat Propellers Business hours are:
(E.S.T.) Monday-Friday 8 am - 7 pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm

White Lake, Michigan
You can email us at info@dansdiscountprops.com

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