Just because you don't see it when your boat is in the water doesn't mean you shouldn't pay attention to your prop. You could have the biggest, strongest engine in the world. But if your prop is the wrong size or style or it is dented, dinged or otherwise damaged, you won't be getting the maximum performance and efficiency your towboat was designed to deliver.
Compared to components like the engine and transmission, propellers are inexpensive. So it's smart to buy the best.
Based in Michigan, Acme Marine makes precision props that are CNC-machined. That's why its propellers power more inboard boats than any other brand. Here at Bakes, we stock more inboard boat parts and accessories than any other company, which makes us a perfect match for this maker of premium props.
The right propeller will increase your boat's speed, improve its handling and boost its fuel efficiency. Besides hurting everyday performance, continuing to use a malfunctioning propeller can cause engine damage in the long run.
If you have hit rocks, logs or some other obstruction or notice excessive vibration or sluggish performance in your boat, you should check the prop. Even if your propeller is undamaged, upgrading to a better one can help your boat up on plane more quickly, go faster and help create monster wakes and waves for those you tow.
We stock dozens of U.S.-made Acme props, making it easy to find the right one for your watercraft. Whether you use your boat for waterskiing, wakeboarding or wakesurfing, we have a prop to enhance your fun on the water. Choose from a range of diameters, pitches and shaft sizes as well as left or right rotations and three-blade or four-blade screws.
If you're a DIYer, we carry tools like prop pullers to make switching out screws faster and easier. It's smart to carry a spare prop on board, just as you would keep a spare tire in your car or truck. To protect your spare, check out our Acme storage bag, which includes a place for the prop as well as pockets for tools, parts and hardware.