Speed Bumps

From time to time you may notice that your boat does not run as fast as it used to, or an identical boat is faster than yours, and you may be convinced the engine is the problem. Often, there are other factors or boat issues that cause the problem. Let’s take a few minutes go […]

Prop Nut Torque

With the nice weather and the boating season in full swing in most parts of the United States, it is a good time to check the torque of the prop nut. This is part of the maintenance schedule and is recommended to be done after every 20 hours of use. The fact that the nut is […]

Is This The Right Propeller For Me?

One question often asked about props is, “How do I know if I have the correct pitch?” Luckily, that answer is pretty simple. At wide open throttle (WOT), with a normal load in your boat, your motor should be in the top 30% of its full throttle range. For the vast majority of Yamaha outboard […]