What kind of propeller Does my boat need?

A lower pitched propeller will create more power due to more engine RPMs, but the boat will move slower. A higher pitched prop allows the boat to move faster by travelling a farther distance with each rotation. When choosing a propeller, choose a pitch that will keep the engine RPM in its recommended operating range.

Will a mercury prop fit a Suzuki?

Short answer is yes. I went from one of those ’03 Zuki 2-stroke 150’s to my 200 Verado. If the prop has a inter-changable style hub, buy the Mercury Hub that fits your motor and use it. If the Suzuki prop has a press-in type hub, you’ll need to take it to a prop shop to have the Merc hub pressed in it.

What do numbers on a propeller mean?

Propeller Nomenclature—”Prop Talk” Propeller size is expressed with two numbers, diameter and pitch, with diameter always stated first. Diameter is two times the distance from the center of the hub to the tip of any blade. Smaller prop diameters generally go with smaller engines, or with fast high performing boats.

Are Suzuki and Yamaha props interchangeable?

You will be fine running a yamaha prop on a suzuki, the difference is the OD size of the propeller barrel. A yamaha outboard has a narrower gearcase than the suzuki, if you DO have a yamaha prop on your suzuki than you should have about a 1/4″ gap between the ID of the gearcse and the OD of the prop barrel.

Why are propellers yellow?

The prop tips are painted for visibility, to show that the prop is turning. This is especially important when the aircraft engine will be running in close proximity to people on the ground, but is also helpful in alerting the crew of other aircraft that the engine is running, and the aircraft might be moving soon.

Will Mercury prop work on Suzuki outboard?

I replaced my original Suzuki prop a Merc prop on my Suzuki 175. It took an special kit to make it work, but it worked quite well. I still have the nearly new Suzuki 4 blade prop at home. If you were local, I’d let you try it out.

What pitch prop is faster?

The lower the prop pitch, the better your hole-shot. However, this comes at a price: top speed. The lower pitch makes the engine reach maximum rpm at slower speeds. Conversely, a higher pitch will deliver greater top speeds, but slower acceleration.

Will a Yamaha propeller fit a Suzuki?