When you see your prop described by two numbers, such as 13 x 21, what does that mean? The first number is the diameter. Diameter is two times the distance from the center of the hub to the tip of any blade. The diameter of the propeller affects your engine’s..
Stainless steel boat propellers such as PowerTech are among the fastest and strongest propellers on the market. These stainless steel propellers have been manufactured for over 34 years as a durable and secure propeller option. Piranha composite propellers are made in California and are a hybrid combination of strength and..
Nothing can affect your boat engine’s performance and fuel efficiency more than your prop. But with so many combinations of diameter and pitch and material to choose from, how do you make the right choice? We can help! A Canada Propeller technician can consult with you to determine the right..
The most asked question at the boat shows is almost always “what is the difference between a 3-blade and a 4-blade boat propeller?” The difference between a 3-blade prop vs a 4-blade prop is that the 3-blade (smaller blade ratio) is faster with a higher top speed and the 4-blade..
As gas prices continue to creep up we are getting more and more enquiries from customers on how to improve the fuel efficiency of their engines. One of the leading causes of decreased performance can be a damaged prop blade. This can happen when the leading edge of the propeller..
Have you ever run your finger along the face, or edge, of a prop and felt a pitted area? If you have, then you know what cavitation can do to a prop. Given enough use, that pitting will only get deeper and you will have to replace the prop. With..
If you boat at higher elevations, one of the first things you notice is decreased power. This is because air has less oxygen at higher elevations resulting in reduced performance. One way to compensate is by using a prop with a reduced pitch. This makes it easier for your engine..
Every boater knows that stumps and rocks are waiting to put an end to your valuable day on the water. If you have ever encountered a submerged object and damaged your propeller or worse, your lower unit’s drivetrain, you know it is very costly. With Piranha, your day doesn’t need..
Every once in a while someone comes up with a really bright idea, and Piranha Propellers did just that. Piranha propellers use an aluminum hub with tapered slots that take individual composite blades (nylon & long-strand glass fiber) that slide into the slots. How does that improve your boating experience?..
For all of us to enjoy our boating experience, courtesy and the rules of the waterways are extremely important. From kayakers and canoers, to the fishing boats to the cruisers and sailboats, knowing when to give way, when to slow your boat down to reduce your wake or when to..
Most small dings or bends in an aluminum prop can be repaired for a reasonable price. If you do repair, make sure the shop does not file down the blade edges thereby reducing diameter. If your damage includes bites or chunks out of the blade, you should consider a new..
I advise boaters to spend as much as it takes to get the right propeller for their boating application. Don’t be too concerned with prop costs because the biggest bang that you can get for the buck, when it comes to boat performance, is with the propeller. Remember that a..
Replacement information – If you have a concern with propeller ‘sizing’: Unlike many propeller companies, when a customer is not certain of required prop size, we will try to help by offering suggestions, based upon our broad experience. Because marine applications inherently require a ‘trial and error’ approach, we cannot..