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The Federal propeller line concentrates on the application specific custom design and manufacturing efforts. Federal features propellers ranging 12” to 96” in diameters. Michigan Wheel Marine (MWM) is a propeller supplier to custom yacht manufacturers, production boat builders, and commercial shipyards around the world. For those that seek to optimize performance and efficiency, MWM is challenged with expanding propeller design and analysis capabilities. Optimized propeller fit does result in increased speeds, improved cruising range and exceptional passenger comfort levels.

High end motor yachts, high speed sportfish boats, and military craft are challenging applications, and require sophisticated propulsion to optimize performance to design intent.

The FEDERAL propeller line is often the solution to maximize performance. Michigan Wheel Marine engineers work directly with builder engineers and consulting companies, applying ever evolving, sophisticated propeller design codes to applications.

Much of the FEDERAL line is specific to particular boats, and consists of various blade counts, areas, variable and/or progressive pitch distribution, camber, particular rake, skew, and tolerance requirements. The FEDERAL propellers, with few exceptions, are CNC machine finished, with process inherent tolerance meeting ISO 484 Class S requirements. From primarily in-house design, Michigan Wheel Marine CAD department equipped with seats on the most current software generates mill programs for both pattern and propeller finish. Michigan Wheel Marine Grand Rapids is self contained in having design, programming, and pattern shop under one roof, feeding directly onsite to its integrated foundry, machine shop, finishing and inspection departments.


The Federal CX series is the best possible choice for propeller performance. Michigan Wheel naval architects can design a custom propeller for your specific application. Using vessel data and performance targets provided by the customer,... More info

The Federal CX series is the best possible choice for propeller performance. Michigan Wheel naval architects can design a custom propeller for your specific application. Using vessel data and performance targets provided by the customer, a propeller with the optimum combination of diameter, pitch, blade count, blade area, camber, and chord distribution is designed to maximize the performance of each vessel that is evaluated. Maximum performance is not just better top speed; it is a better cruise spped, better acceleration, improved fuel economy, and smoother, quieter operation.

Michigan Wheel sales and engineering personnel work closely with designers, shipyards, yacht builders, propeller shops, and owners to qualify optimal propellers for any given application. Michigan Wheel engineers use the latest in propeller design technology to design each propeller, including custom propeller geometry design code and sophisticated hydrodynamic analysis software. This allows the designer to maximize propeller efficiency while minimizing the performance robbing effects of cavitation. This is particularly important as engine horsepower and boat speeds continue to increase.

All CX series propellers are completely CNC machined to exacting specifications. The use of the latest CNC machining and inspection technology ensures that every CX propeller is manufactured as designed. This process results in consistent and repeatable propeller manufacture, so replacement sets or spares will match the originals.

Every new CX series propeller is given a 5-digit serial number which gives customer service and repair agents a detailed history for a particular propeller. Field service requires sophisticated computerized propeller measurement equipment like the Hale MRI. Such equipment helps ensure the integrity of the original design during repairs.

CX series propellers are available in 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-blade configurations. Blade area ratios are determined by the specific application.

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CX-400
CX-400
CX-500
CX-500
CX-600
CX-600
CX-700
CX-700
CX-800
CX-800

The Marlin series is the result of a major R & D program undertaken with Maritime Research Associates LLC (MRA), MTU Detroit Diesel, and the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN). The applications are... More info

The Marlin series is the result of a major R & D program undertaken with Maritime Research Associates LLC (MRA), MTU Detroit Diesel, and the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN). The applications are for high power/high speed sportfish and sportcruiser models that are capable of speeds into the high 40 knot range.

This series is primarily for new construction, involving Michigan Wheel at design. 4 blade Marlins will range from 0.83 to 0.90 E.A.R., and 5 blade Marlins will range from 0.90 to 1.05 E.A.R.

The Marlin series design features variable pitch, camber, skew, and a degree of rake. All Marlin propellers are fully CNC machine finished to high tolerance. The purpose of the series, beyond optimizing performance, is to manage cavitation.

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Marlin 4
Marlin 4
Marlin 5
Marlin 5

The Federal HX series offers high tolerance hand finished propeller manufacture in a variety of design configurations. This series is primarily constant pitch, with expanded area ratios. High horsepower pleasure and commercial applications require specific... More info

The Federal HX series offers high tolerance hand finished propeller manufacture in a variety of design configurations. This series is primarily constant pitch, with expanded area ratios. High horsepower pleasure and commercial applications require specific propellers to achieve maximum thrust, speed, and smoothness. The proven pitch geometry yields exceptional performance without the additional cost associated with custom, CNC machined propellers. The HX series is often the solution, as the next step from traditional series toward custom fit.

HX are available in 3, 4, and 5-blade configurations. Blade area ratios are determined by the specific application.

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HX-300
HX-300
HX-400
HX-400
HX-500
HX-500

"EPX" and "EQX" are an evolution of the tried and true Equi-Poise and Equi-Quad series propellers. The designs have been modified to be better suited for highly loaded, limited tip clearance applications. Machine finishing is... More info

"EPX" and "EQX" are an evolution of the tried and true Equi-Poise and Equi-Quad series propellers. The designs have been modified to be better suited for highly loaded, limited tip clearance applications. Machine finishing is utilized to facilitate accurate and repeatable product. The Federal "X" Series is the finest standard series of recreational propellers in the market.

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EPX
EQX
EQX

The Federal Equi-Poise three blade and Equi-Quad four blade propeller series are for applications that benefit from traditional propeller geometry held to a close tolerance. The proven performance of these designs is enhanced through strict... More info

The Federal Equi-Poise three blade and Equi-Quad four blade propeller series are for applications that benefit from traditional propeller geometry held to a close tolerance. The proven performance of these designs is enhanced through strict manufacturing controls. Those controls result in closely matched sets that are a step above standard line series propellers. By utilizing a traditional design, Federal can supply a vast range of sizes, at good value, with a minimal lead time

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Equi-Poise
Equi-Poise
Equi-Quad
Equi-Quad
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