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Balance A Prop

Hyperformance Products Inc. Balance-Rite Prop Balancer

How To: Balance A Prop

How To: Balance A Prop
You’ll need a metal file, a Sharpie marker, sandpaper in various grit sizes and eye protection.

A sharpened and balanced propeller is critical to a boat’s driveline efficiency and overall performance, and the Balance-Rite CNC-machined, anodized, billet-aluminum magnetic balancer from Hyperformance Products helps you to quickly and precisely take care of props with 3/16- and 1/4-inch hubs; a 1/8 shaft is available separately.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 1
When rotated, an unbalanced propeller swings back and forth and stops with the heaviest point at the bottom. Mark the low point.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 2
Start by sharpening the front edge of the heavy blade. Keep the trailing edge flat and square.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 3
Work back from the leading edge over the outer convex side of the propeller.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 4
Flexible coarse sanding blocks make fast work of removing material evenly.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 5
Check the prop’s balance often; keep going until the blade is slightly lighter than the other side.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 6
Switch to the other side, working from the leading edge back.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 7
Work with progressively finer-grit sandpaper to remove any gouges in the propeller.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 8
A balanced propeller will stop in any orientation on the balancer with no further movement.

How To: Balance A Prop
Step 9
Immediately hit the sink and wash your hands thoroughly to remove any metal particles.

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Hyperformance Products Inc., hyperprod.bizhosting.com, (714) 893 0030