Season Starters: Propeller Inspection

 

A misaligned or damaged propeller can have a major effect on your boat’s performance and fuel economy, so inspect yours for signs of damage before the boating season starts. Also, consider keeping a spare prop onboard in case your main one suffers damage on the water. It could be your ticket back to the ramp or dock.

In the accompanying video, the folks at AccuTech Marine Propeller walk through some of the steps involved in diagnosing, tuning and repairing marine propellers, including a look at the high-tech PropScan computer system used by many companies. They also discuss some important things to look for when inspecting your propeller, such as hairline cracks and pitting.