The importance of propellers in electric boats

20 January 2022

And why we offer a wide range of propellers, including adjustable

To get maximum performance from a boat, we have a few variables we can work with: The kW of the electric engine, rpms we can set the engine at, and the propeller of the electric boat.

And the propeller, blade size, number of blades and pitch is key. Especially if you are wanting high torque for a displacement boat - like a yacht or pontoon or picnic boat or speed for a planing boat such as a speedboat or tender.

That's why our Australian made electric outboard motors don't just come with one proprietary propeller-like some other electric engines.

We offer a range of propellers for each of our electric outboards. And for all our electric outboard motors from 12kW the option includes a really cool Propulse adjustable propeller.

Propulse Propellers (pictured above) are made in Sweden from high-quality composite. 4 bladed for extra blade area (electric loves being under load) they have an easily adjustable pitch from 11" to 17".

All boats are different and require different characteristics from a propeller. This propeller allows you to adjust RPMs by changing pitch and adjusting the pitch to get the optimum performance from the boat. Takes a minute and you don't have to take the outboard off the boat. In an even better feature, we provide extra blades so if you damage your prop blade (so easy to do), it's the work of a moment to fix it. All you will need is a socket spanner.

With these propellers, you can increase or decrease the rpm in multiples of 200 RPMs by adjusting the pitch by a set number of increments. Plus there is an extra increment on either end of the scale. A lower pitch allows better acceleration and high engine revs. A higher pitch allows better running economy and lower engine revs.

We can also supply Propulse propellers for some of your existing boats, even if they are not electric.

Contact us to find out more or call Lynelle +61 408360084

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