Choosing the right propeller is one of the most important things you can do for a motors longevity, regardless of the manufacturer or model. Not only is it important to initially choose the right prop, it is important to know when an adjustment to the prop might be necessary at any point in the life […]
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 […]