Replacement Houseboat Propellors - what size and where to get a prop?
by Weasel Sullivan
Houseboat Propellors - what size, and where to get good props?
When looking at replacement houseboat propellors, we're wondering what size and where to get a prop for my Carlcraft?
I'm in the midst of fixing up a 37 ft, 1969 Carlcraft houseboat with 220 crusader engines, and we appear to have some vibration in the drive train. The vibration is coming from the port side, and it may be the prop shaft, or more than likely a bent propellor.
Any idea of what size (diameter and pitch) and where might we get a replacement, and or what might be the best props to use on this boat.
Thanks, Weasel. Reply - Answer
Weasel, welcome to the houseboat forums, and sorry to hear about your drive train vibration.
You may first want to identify where the vibration is coming from? Is it coming from the prop shaft, the propellor, or possibly some other damage in the drive train system?
If it is a damaged or bent prop, you would likely want to keep the same diameter and pitch as you presently have, as long as the boat previously attained WOT RPM (wide open throttle RPM).Where to Find Replacement Propellors
When it comes to getting replacement props, I always recommend buying new propellors
, and keeping any damaged / repaired props on board as emergency replacements. If you're shopping for a place with a wide selection of new propellors, with good service and pricing, you'll find the
popular houseboat propellor sizes, diameters, and pitches here.
If you're interested in finding out more on choosing the right propellor for your houseboat, you will find the following article of interest:Houseboat Propellors - choosing the amount of blades and prop material. Lastly
, hopefully some of our readers and visitors will share and post comments about their own replacement houseboat propellor tips and experiences. Feel free to use the "Click here to post comments." link found near the bottom of this page.
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