In 1995 I re-powered my 38' Bayliner M.Y (The
Back Forty) form 175hp Hino's to 250hp Cummins,
and it was also recommended that I replace the
I gave my boat and engine specifictions to a local
propeller manufacturer in Michigan, I anxiously
awaited my new set of propellers.
After one season I returned my props to the manufacture
for fine tuning because of vibration and noise.
When I got them back nothing had changed, I was
so unhappy and I didn't know what to do.
I had read an article in Lakeland Boating magazine
about Prop Scan, a new computerized scanning system
for fine tuning propellers and in the summer of
2000 I came across a advertisement at the South
Haven marina from a company in the local area using
Prop Scan. So with my specifications in hand I
went to see Mitch and Chuck at Holland Propellers.
Mitch told me that my propellers where not suited
to my boat size and engines horse power and he
recommended I purchase two new propellers. I took
Mitch's advise bought the two propellers that he
On leaving the South Haven Channel on our first
test run with the new propellers, I powered up
the engines and my wife and I looked at each other
as if something was wrong. At first I thought we
had lost an engine, all the noise and vibration
had gone and to our belief we could here each other
talking without having to raise our voices. The
boat also gained about 5 mph at top speed and on
later calculations, fuel consumption had been greatly
It's hard to find a business that will put in
the effort to solve your problems. Mitch and Chuck
went to a great deal of trouble to help me solve
my propellers problems, know my boat (The Back
Forty) will be around they great lakes area for
years to come.
"The Back Forty"