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Prop Material ??
|Author||Topic: Prop Material ??|
posted 04-30-2001 11:48 AM ET (US)
How can you tell what material your outboard prop is made of ? Is it stamped onto the prop-hub somewhere. I have a Yamaha outboard, the prop has always had bottom paint on it, but I just don't know what material the prop is.
posted 04-30-2001 01:26 PM ET (US)
If it's heavy and solid feeling, it's stainless. An SS prop will weigh twice what an aluminium one does.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 04-30-2001 02:16 PM ET (US)
Larry is right. If you go to a dealer or prop shop and pick an aluminum prop and then pick up a stainless steel prop you will note the extreme difference in weight. After doing this you will forever be able to instantly tell what a prop is made of by simply picking it up.
Alternatively, find the part number on the prop and look it up with the manufacturer.
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