What Running Aground Can Mean For Your Engines

By | Posted June 2017

Sounds or vibrations a little off? Keeping this advice close to heart can help the next time you run aground.

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How to Tweak Your Props to Make Your Boat More Efficient

By | Posted May 2014

Get Your Props Proper Though they sometimes go unheralded, your props can affect your boat’s performance as much as nearly anything else. Capt. Richard Thiel has expert...

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How to Keep Your Props Clean

By | Posted March 2014

The very best way to coat a prop with anti-foulant. If you want to keep your boat running as well as possible, you need to keep your props clean. Of course the best way to do that...

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The Truth About Shafts and Pods

By | Posted January 2014

Since their invention, pod systems laid claim to the throne held by conventional shafts as the dominant form of marine propulsion. But that hasn’t necessarily happened. We...

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How Propellers Affect a Boat's Performance

By | Posted June 2013

When a boat’s performance heads south, the props are often called into question (along with other aspects of what makes a boat go). Learn the whys and hows of sorting...

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The Great Propeller Fight

By | Posted February 2013

I recently contended with a few of my colleagues here at Power & Motoryacht that most of the propellers we deal with in boat-test reports are of the fixed-pitch variety and...

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Pulling Propellers

By | Posted December 2012

There’s more to getting the propeller off the shaft than meets the eye, and more high-tech props make the job even more complex. Get the lowdown on what you need to know here.

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