One of the most asked questions we see on the Blazer Boat owner group and on any other boat forum is “Which prop is better?” Unfortunately, the answer is most often–it depends. What kind of propeller is best for your boat depends on 3 factors: The kind of boat you have; the kind of motor you have; and what you want to do with your boat.
When thinking about the right propeller for your boat, the boat type comes into play. A center console boat like our Blazer Bay models will take a different propeller than a Bass Boat will. Often the propeller that comes on the boat from the manufacturer is a mid-level performance propeller designed for regular usage of your boat type.
Another consideration of the boat type would be what type and size jack plate your boat has. A jack plate that sets the motor where it has good clearance will allow a greater range of propeller choices.
Outboard motors have the greatest range of propeller choices. Typically, a 3 or 4 blade propeller is desired for the best performance for the size of boat that uses an outboard motor.
Inboard motors are very similar to outboards. When choosing a propeller, you must pay attention to clearance from the bottom of the hull. There should be, as a general rule, a clearance equal to 20% of the diameter of the propeller.
Probably the biggest factor in propeller choice is the usage of the boat. Here are some examples:
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