Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel Boat Propellers

A propeller is a type of fan that produces thrust from its rotational motion. Stainless steel or aluminum is the two main ingredients used to make the boat propellers. In the recent times, the steel propellers are preferred more over the aluminum ones. There are both some benefits and problems in using them. The first advantage of the stainless steel boat propellers is that it is more rigid than its aluminum counterparts. The aluminum varieties being suppler tend to bend if the boat has gained a high velocity. The performance of the ship is disturbed a lot for this. Due to the inelasticity of the steel propellers, their performance is not hampered under any circumstances. Steel boat propellers last longer than the aluminum versions. Aluminum propellers are prone to damages in sea water from rocks or any other hard substances. The stronger steel ones can resist the collision forces…

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