Recreational
Recreational

Michigan Wheel offers a broad range of propellers for almost any type of pleasure boat. Our high quality products are made with certified virgin ingot metals. That means no scrap and more consistent, durable propellers, most of which we make right here in the USA. Our time-tested designs come in many sizes and variations so recreational boat users can find the exact piece they need and know they’ve passed our formal quality process. We dimensionally inspect every propeller we build using the latest electronic measurement equipment.

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Commercial
Commercial

The commercial propellers at Michigan Wheel are sophisticated and specific to the needs of commercial boat owners. We make most of our propellers here in the USA, and have almost unlimited possibilities for size, going up to 11 meters or more. No matter the size, our propellers feature certified materials for consistent durability and lifespan, and are manufactured to be reliable, efficient, and quiet. Michigan Wheel is proud of our superb customer service, and distribution networks to help commercial boat owners get the products, service, and support that they need as fast as possible.

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Government
Government

The government product division at Michigan Wheel is focused on solutions. Unlike other boat owners who can pick a standard propeller to fit their needs, our government and federal project clients have unique propulsion needs. Our job is to listen to what the application is and then custom-build the piece to the application’s specifications. Whether you know the exact measurements of your propeller and simply need a reputable builder, or if you only have an idea of what you’re looking for and need our engineers to design and make the exact propeller for you, we can do it with high tolerance, speed, and fuel efficiency and maintain reduced noise and vibration. All of our custom products feature the durability that Michigan Wheel has been delivering for over 100 years.

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Inboard Outboard

Understanding Propeller Basics for selecting the correct Outboard & Sterndrive Boat Propeller

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The goal in propeller selection is to determine what style and size will maximize your boat's performance, while allowing your engine to operate within the recommended RPM range. The correctly sized propeller will prevent the engine from over-revving, yet allow it to reach the minimum suggested RPM.  This will result in the engine producing maximum horsepower, but not being overloaded which can compromise engine longevity. Read on for our prop selection criteria to help you find the perfect propeller for your outboard motor. Propeller ⦁ Current Propeller Diameter ⦁ Current Prop Pitch ⦁ Right Hand or Left Hand Prop Rotation ⦁ Number... Read More

Boat Propeller Types

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Selecting the right propeller type for a boat is crucial to realizing the best overall performance the vessel is capable of. When selecting the right prop propeller type there are several options to choose from, all with key design elements that will influence particular performance characteristics. At a high level most propellers fall into two categories, recreational or commercial. Commercial propellers come in all shapes and sizes and are often tailored to the specific needs of the vessel’s intended use. Material type, propeller blade number, blade thickness and area, are just some of the prop design parameters that... Read More

Wake-Adapted Propellers, Struts, and Rudders

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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Here at Michigan Wheel, we often hear the question, how can I make my boat go faster? It can be tempting to respond, get a bigger engine, or take some weight off your boat, but we try to limit our responses to propeller related solutions. Sometimes, a simple change in pitch will help. Other times, a different diameter, or a different number of blades can make a difference. Our advanced propeller designs (CX and Marlin) really do increase top end speed. But there is another way that you can make a big impact on a boat’s performance: wake-adapted... Read More

Excellence in Propulsion.

With over 100 years of excellence in propulsion, Michigan Wheel continues to make the custom-crafted boat propeller you buy off the shelf. The unmatched performance and the wide variety of styles and types in Michigan propellers offer boaters a single source for boat props that are custom made for every kind of pleasure craft in the water. Boat propellers ranging from the marine inboard and industrial fixed pitch propellers, from 3” through 96” diameters — suited for pleasure and commercial markets, all the way to a complete line of aluminum and stainless steel replacement propellers for Outboard and Sterndrive applications. Whatever your particular demands, Michigan Wheel can fit you with the right, hand-crafted propeller.

Michigan Wheel’s philosophy of applying both machine and hand operations — each in the areas where it excels — has made Michigan propellers the standard by which the industry judges excellence. Such manufacturing integrity means that, in the future, as in the past, you can depend upon Michigan Wheel – where breakthroughs in propeller technology begin.

Michigan Wheel is owned by The Anderson Group, LLC (St. Petersburg, FL), and has locations in the United States and England to service the marine industry worldwide.