How does a propeller's condition affect performance?

Periodic (monthly) inspection is essential to optimum propeller performance, as even small dings and dents can cause vibration, slippage, and cavitation. Propellers used in rocky and/or shallow water conditions should be inspected for damage more frequently. Minor damage, if not addressed promptly, can lead to premature propeller blade and/or engine component failures.

updated: 4/1/2008