Michigan Wheel Vortex XHS 992203 Aluminum Boat Propeller

Michigan Wheel Vortex XHS Propellers
  • Base Price:$195.00
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Propeller Specifications:

  • Part(s): #992203
  • Manufacturer: Michigan Wheel
  • Brand:Vortex XHS
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Diameter: 14 - 1/2
  • Pitch: 18
  • Blades: 4
  • Rotation: Standard (Clockwise)
  • Average Vortex XHS Rating:
    (264)
  • Usually Ships Within: 1 Business Day

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About Michigan Wheel Boat Propellers

Vortex XHS Aluminum Boat Propellers

  • High Gloss Powder Coat (protects aluminum from corrosion)
  • Optimal Blade Thickness
  • Cupped Trailing Blade Edge (better grab)
  • Exchangeable Hub System
  • Urethane cushioned hub (protects your lower unit from damage)
  • Flared Hub Design (prevents ventilation blow-out)
  • Interchangeable with the Mercury Flo Torq II exchangeable hub system.
  • 100 years of propeller manufacturing experience
  • Limited lifetime warranty

High Performance aluminum replacement props with high gloss, black, powder coat finish. Interchangeable with Mercury Flo Torq II exchangeable hub system. Vortex and XHS fit most engine applications.

XHS Exchangeable Hub System absorbs impact and stress caused by shifting gears. The urethane-cushioned hub is designed to spin under significant impact, reducing the potential for costly lower unit damage.

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Reviews for Michigan Wheel Vortex XHS Propellers
77% (204)
13% (36)
3% (8)
1% (3)
4% (13)
  • Scores shown are based on all Michigan Wheel Vortex XHS propeller reviews.
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Specific Reviews
Reviews for Vortex Aluminum 4 Blade 14.5" dia x 18" pitch SR - Michigan Wheel
5
Propeller reviewed on Nov 20th, 2017
Just as advertised. Quick delivery.
1
Propeller reviewed on Aug 7th, 2017
Ok on take off very low top end high rpm on etec 200 pitch says 18 looks different from stainless
5
Propeller reviewed on Jul 5th, 2017
Unless you feel it is absolutely necessary to buy steel this is the prop you want! Works great and it is reasonably priced!
5
Propeller reviewed on Jul 29th, 2016
Had a 19 pitch stainless that had some abuse before I got it! Bought this prop to improve the holeshot of my 18ft Sea Ray BR ski boat. The boat has a 170hp 6cy mercuiser and was taking a while to plane out while trying to pull up a slalom skier. Noticed an improvement on pulling skier out of water, but have not tried it with 4-5 people in the boat. Top speed was sacrificed a little. It has dropped to 38mph at 4800 rpm's from about 42 mph @about 4700 rpm's. Going to have the stainless prop reworked so that I can make a better comparison. Overall, happy with prop, really like the hub assembly.
3
Propeller reviewed on Aug 9th, 2015
Iboats is a great company to do business with, and the prop and hub arrived quickly and exactly as described. I have typically used 3 blade props, but I decided to try a 4 blade, with the Vortex. The performance was not what I had hoped for or expected. The hole shot is good, but I can't tell much if any difference over the 3 blades I have used. My boat planes very quickly anyway (18 foot Lund Fisherman Adventure with a Yamaha 150). I thought I would get more bite for cornering and also less slip. What I found is the boat is slower (I typically use a 19 or 17 pitch prop). The rpm's are higher than I prefer, but still within range. I was very surprised at how sensitive this prop is to tilt and trim adjustments though. It has a very narrow sweet spot, and outside of that it is notably noisier until you trim it to where it wants to be. Now this difference could be that 3 blade props just slip a lot when trimmed beyond their sweet spot so you don't really notice, or it could be this prop. This prop doesn't seem to provide any benefit to cornering. I did notice that it is very smooth, and the smooth running could be heard in the engine and felt...no vibration and it just felt, well, smooth, for lack of a better word. I'd have never known if I'd like a 4 blade prop without trying it, but for my uses I can say a 3 blade performs as well, if not better. The only thing that remains to be seen is if this prop offers any sort of improvement when my boat is really loaded, full fuel, gear, passengers, and so on. Even if it does, I think I would still prefer my 14.5x19 prop and the higher speed with lower rpm's it provides. The hub iboats provides is exceptionally nice. Easy to assemble, and I like the sleeve in nylon design with rubber to cushion and protect the lower end of the motor should I have a prop strike.
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 8th, 2015
Bought this prop to improve the holeshot of my 18ft stingray ski boat. The boat has a 135hp 4cy mercuiser and was taking a while to plane out. Noticed an immediate improvement on the holeshot as soon as I put this prop on. I can now pull a skier out of the water with 4-5 people in the boat. Top speed was sacrificed a little. It has dropped to 37mph at 4500 rpm's. That's fast enough for what I use the boat for though. My main concern is the holeshot capability.
4
Propeller reviewed on Jun 7th, 2015
Works just like the old that broke
4
Propeller reviewed on Aug 6th, 2014
appears to have helped get my boat up on plane faster with 2 people in the boat. Have not had time to have more people in the boat so far. The true test will be with 4 or more in the boat.
5
Propeller reviewed on Jul 14th, 2013
A-1
5
Propeller reviewed on Jun 29th, 2013
works great
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 26th, 2012
Very easy install on 1992 OMC outdrive. 4 blade makes for less vibration and smooth accelaration. I dropped down 1 inch in pitch to an 18 and the performance was excellent
5
Propeller reviewed on May 15th, 2012
Arrived as advertised. I was looking for a little better hole shot and got it with this prop. Also pulls the tube a little better and gives the boat a little more "snap" when you want it.
5
Propeller reviewed on Mar 31st, 2012
Nice prop good hole shot
3
Propeller reviewed on Sep 10th, 2011
The dimensions of this prop were as advertised, good balance. Too bad the paint began to peel after a few hours of use. You need to use primer to paint on aluminum, folks.
5
Propeller reviewed on Jun 29th, 2011
Nice product and cross border service was seemless.
4
Propeller reviewed on Jun 23rd, 2009
0 out of 2 users found this review helpful
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Other Reviews
More Michigan Wheel Vortex XHS Propeller Reviews
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 5th, 2018
Arrived timely. Works well.
5
Propeller reviewed on Nov 29th, 2017
fit and works good
5
Propeller reviewed on Nov 16th, 2017
Nice prop. Good price. Fast shipping! Will use again.
5
Propeller reviewed on Oct 6th, 2017
Slick powder coated, cheap and shipped free......great!
5
Propeller reviewed on Oct 4th, 2017
Have not had the opportunity to use prop but it appears top quality. Price was great.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 27th, 2017
I buy aluminum props knowing that they'll get beat up easily. Don't expect the strength of SS and you won't be disappointed.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 3rd, 2017
Great quality prop, perfect fit and a good price. Delivered in just a few days
1
Propeller reviewed on Aug 23rd, 2017
Piece of . I spent more on this that the other options because I thought I would get a higher quality..... wrong . This prop flexes a lot more than he original OEM mercury 4 blade spitfire . Don't go cheap . I lost considerable power hole shot and 7 mph at top speed with this new prop. The chewed up original I was trying to replace was 5 mph faster than this brand new piece of . It will now become a paper weight. How can you people sell this . Unbelievable . I checked to see if the motor was missing a plug it was so slow . And he vibrations were terrible . I'm so disappointed I wasted 160 dollars .
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 16th, 2017
Instead of $100.00 for a propeller I spent $62.00 and the change over was quick and easy
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 3rd, 2017
Easy install. Works great. will continue to buy Michigan Wheel products!
5
Propeller reviewed on Jul 15th, 2017
It worked great. I needed more RPM's. and with a 2 pitch drop it got me were I needed to be. Thanks
5
Propeller reviewed on Jul 9th, 2017
Prop looks great,it shipped fast,and came in packaged very well. I have put in on but haven't ran it yet. But looks great,thanks.
5
Propeller reviewed on Jun 3rd, 2017
Great prop
5
Propeller reviewed on Mar 28th, 2017
iBoats has a great way to pick the correct prop for your boat. Once I ordered the correct prop it was in the mail the next day and at my house within I week. I was able to track the order while it was enroute.
5
Propeller reviewed on Oct 14th, 2016
Is just like the web page discribed..perfect fit
4
Propeller reviewed on Oct 4th, 2016
Very happy with this product as a back up prop and worked perfectly for my Yamaha 150 2 stroke outboard motor.
5
Propeller reviewed on Oct 3rd, 2016
I like the Michigan props because I can re-use the hub and keep the cost down, The new prop is great for speed. Top speed increased from 39.5 to 48 MPH. Great product.
4
Propeller reviewed on Sep 28th, 2016
Prop will work, just had to leave the original thrust washer in because the new was about a 1/4 inch to short, so the prop sits back a bit more than I like leaving about a 1/8inch gap between gearcase and plastic piece in between prop and gearcase. Other than that all good. Thanks
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 28th, 2016
Being an Engineer, I have always believed in redundancy, or backup, for important parts of an operating system. I purchased this prop as my backup for my new pontoon boat with a Mercury outboard. Very pleased with the product and the price.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 24th, 2016
When purchasing a new prop, when it is not an OEM product, they should tell you what else is needed to attach to your specific motor. I had to purchase the drive mechanism (sold separately) and had to wait almost two weeks before I could install the prop.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 19th, 2016
I ordered this prop as a backup to one I'd ordered earlier to improve the performance of my fishing boat. The original prop worked so well, and I am so happy, that I ordered a second prop to take with me on fishing trips. (I learned the hard way what it means to be 500 miles from home and have a prop break on a rock in unfamiliar waters.) This prop arrived timely and in excellent condition. I've now had two excellent experiences with iboats, so plan to continue as a customer for future boating needs.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 9th, 2016
Good product. No problems,no vibration. Installation very simple.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 8th, 2016
Nice fit and finish on prop. Easy to install on Volvo Penta Cobra Sx using XHS 205 Hub kit. 5000 rpm at WOT. A little slow out of the hole. Might try 19" pitch for better ski performance.
5
Propeller reviewed on Sep 5th, 2016
I've never changed out a propeller and it was very simple. Product works great. I have a '97 75hp Force.
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 29th, 2016
Product arrived as promised.. prop moves on insert back and forth, Seems to come out of the hole better. did gain a .5 mph. Blades are thicker the old prop.
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 26th, 2016
0 out of 1 users found this review helpful
I purchased this prop for the lower pitch, the boat takes off faster, but have not had the chance yet to see if it gets my grand-daughter up faster on skies.
5
Propeller reviewed on Aug 23rd, 2016
A great prop on my Force 70 pushing my pontoon. The cupping of blade works great

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