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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 Boat Prop Experts
We specialize in Stainless Steel Propellers and sell New Boat Propellers

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Solas Propellers

Aluminum and Stainless Steel
For all engine brands

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Powertech Propellers

Stainless Steel Props
For all engine brands
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Quicksilver Boat Props

Aluminum and Stainless Steel
Mercury-Mariner, Mercuiser

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Michigan Wheel Propeller

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

Aluminum or Stainless Steel
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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.

Turning Point boat propeller and hubs

Turning Point MasterGuard propeller hub system. Adapts to the existing OEM thrust washer, nut and nut retainer or cotter pin. (Not shown)

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 22 14   The History of Outboard Boat Motors – Part Three

About the same time Mr. Waterman was developing his first boat motors, a young man named Ole Evinrude, born in Norway in 1877 and came to America in 1882, started out his adult life at the age of sixteen by getting a job in a machine shop in Madison Wisconsin. He soon became very skilled [...]

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Apr 05 14   The History of Outboard Boat Motors – Part Two

What is considered the first generally known outboard boat motors that the public became familiar with was developed by a man who’s name was ( and this is no joke ) Cameron B. Waterman, in 1905 and located in Detroit, Michigan. His first engine was made from a single cylinder Curtis motorcycle engine and was [...]

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Mar 31 14   The History of Outboard Boat Motors – Part One

I am sure the idea for inventing the outboard boat motor came from someone who was rowing a boat one hot steamy day and thought to himself, there had to be a better way to move that boat. But Information on the origin of the outboard motor is a little obscure at best. Historians seem to concentrate on [...]

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Mar 07 14   Drag Boat Racing and Stainless Steel Props

At Dan’s Discount Propellers we offer Great performance and low priced stainless steel props for all modern marine engines. Stainless steel propellers for 9.9 HP. motors on up. So you might ask what does that have to do with Drag Boat Racing… well in racing as well as in recreational boating it is all about [...]

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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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