Solas RUBEX 4 9513-145-17 Aluminum Boat Propeller

Solas RUBEX 4 Propellers
  • Base Price:$143.99
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Propeller Specifications:

  • Part(s): #9513-145-17
  • Manufacturer: Solas
  • Brand:RUBEX 4
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Diameter: 14 - 1/2
  • Pitch: 17
  • Blades: 4
  • Rotation: Standard (Clockwise)
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About Solas Boat Propellers

RUBEX 4 Aluminum Boat Propellers

  • Exclusive Solas squeeze casting process
  • Wide blade design specifically for 4-stroke engines
  • Outstanding acceleration and top speed
  • Solas Aluminum High Performance RUBEX Interchangeable Hub Propellers
  • Interchangeable with Flo-Torq & Vortex Systems

SOLAS Coating

  • SOLAS aluminum propellers have 4 layers of paint.
  • Using superior coatings and a high-tech painting process ensures excellent anti-corrosion performance.
  • SOLAS aluminum propellers are exposed to over 500 hours of testing in a salt water spray tank.
  • This testing simulates more than 6 months of normal salt water use.

Reviews for Solas RUBEX 4 Propellers
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Specific Reviews
Reviews for Solas Rubex 4 Blade Aluminum 14.5" dia. X 17" pitch SR
Propeller reviewed on Sep 12th, 2018
Bought a used boat with a Merc 3.0 alpha one. Was looking for a little more out of the hole performance. I got the four blade 17 pitch and it was like night and day. I am having a great time with my boat now. I would recommend this prop any day. As a note, the prop that was on the boat when i got it was a 21 pitch. Way too big for my boat. With this new prop i run at 4700 rpm and top end is a nice 38 mph according to my gauges. Finding and ordering through was a breeze. I have since ordered several other products from them.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 26th, 2017
Prop worked great. Glad I went to a 4 blade. Definitely helped pulling people out of the hole. :)
Propeller reviewed on Aug 24th, 2017
My boat planes off faster , seems to run as fast top end, and certainly handles better at docking speed than it did with the 19 pitch three blade prop that was on it when I bought it.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 16th, 2017
Great prop. Does not come with hub. Great price
Propeller reviewed on Aug 14th, 2017
This proper appears to be manufactured better than most products of its type. The finish is superb. The price could not be beat, especially as the hub and hardware was included. Super fast delivery
Propeller reviewed on Jul 13th, 2017
I have a 21' bowrider with a 4.3 225 VP. It came with a 19p 3 blade which was fine for a light load on smooth water. This 17p 4 blade gives me the low end I need to pull a wakeboarder with a full boat. Also nice for quick throttle response while navigating rough water on the busy holiday weekends. Rubex hub s SMS to add a bit of cushion when shifting. Dropped my top end by about 5 mph but worth it when it need it. Easy enough to swap around depending on conditions.
Propeller reviewed on Jul 6th, 2017
This time it was making contact with the zinc anode. Not sure why, but this one required clearance to avoid contact. Otherwise 5 stars.
Propeller reviewed on Apr 28th, 2017
gets us up and able to plane at slower speeds for wakeboarding
Propeller reviewed on Aug 31st, 2016
With a larger boat and no trim tabs this prop was a definite benefit over a 3-blade. I get great out of the whole propulsion and little lift in the stern to help at WOT. the boat turns hard and has still caught some air in a hard turn, but nothing to complain about. Handles great.
Propeller reviewed on Jul 22nd, 2016
Good: Very high quality product Hub kit is simple to install Great Value Bad Only that guidelines say for pitch change, 150 to 200 rpm per inch of pitch change, in addition to about 150 rpm drop when going from a 3 blade to a 4 blade This did not prove true for my situation. I have an 03 Rinker Captiva 192 (20 ft) with a Mercruiser 4.3L V6. I acquired the boat with a mercury 14.25 x 21 prop, with one person and full fuel I got 44mph at 4750 rpm (max suggested rpm is 5000). I am gearing down for towing skiers and boarders with people in the boat, Hole Shot is more important than top speed. I tried a Rubex 14.3 x 19 Four blade first, expecting to gain hole shot performance and increase full throttle RPM by 150 to 250 rpm. What I got was 43mph at 4650 rpm. Expected rpm to increase, but both speed and rpm dropped (boat loading almost the same, but I had just added a 200# wake tower, adding weight and a bit of wind drag). Expected RPM to increase, but it decreased and getting up on one ski with only 2 persons in the boat was difficult (lack of power on climb-out). Now I have this Rubex 14.5 x 17 Four blade, and what a difference! Hole-shot is dramatically quicker, nose comes down quickly, and getting up on one ski with 5 people in the boat is easy. Getting up on a wake board with 5 persons in the boat is instant! With only me in the boat and full fuel I get 41mph at 5200rpm (this speed is with GPS, the other speeds are with the old Petot tube speedometer, so I do not know how good this comparison is for speed) It is my hope to be able to ski and board with 7 people in the boat, and all indications are that this is the best prop for the job. I am extremely happy!
Propeller reviewed on Mar 30th, 2015
Quick Delivery
Propeller reviewed on Aug 14th, 2014
The first prop worked great till I hit a big rock it chewed the blades but good . So I bought the second one and am having better luck with this one.
Propeller reviewed on Jun 17th, 2014
Product worked as it should, get out of the hole allot faster now.
Propeller reviewed on Sep 19th, 2013
Crownline 196, 5 liter V-8. Replaced 3 blade 17" pitch, with this Rubex 4 blade, 17" pitch. Noticeable improvement in acceleration, top end about the same, much smoother running with Rubex rubber hub. Very impressed with the quality.
Propeller reviewed on Sep 1st, 2013
I switched from a 3 blade 19 pitch to this 4 blade 17 pitch. I got it for wakeboarding and what a difference. It pulls harder and planes quicker. I would recommend getting Sierra Trim Tab Part # 18-6014 for an Alpha one outdrive. Also my top speed went from 48 MPH to 43 MPH but worth the tradeoff.
Propeller reviewed on Jul 17th, 2013
I recently purchased a 14.5" by 17" four blade Solas Prop to replace a similar three blade prop on my evenrude etec 250 hp motor. It simply did not do what I expected it to based on research I did about four blade props. I would be happy to discuss this problem and find a solution. Thanks for the interest, Chuch Sweeney
Propeller reviewed on Aug 2nd, 2012
Have a 21' Chris Craft Ski-Jack with SBC. The prop pulls very well from a dead start and holds well through the turns with minimal loss of speed for tubing and skiing.
Propeller reviewed on Jul 9th, 2012
Great Prop! Everything I needed was in the box and installation took only 5 min. I switched from a 3 blade 19 inch in order to increase my RPM at WOT. Worked like a charm and it also reduced my time to plane out. I am completely satisfied!
Propeller reviewed on May 30th, 2012
Great product. I switched from a 3 blade 19 pitch to this 4 blade 17 pitch. It made a huge difference in performance. The boat planes much quicker and handles a full load of people or pulling tubes/skis with ease. The prop looks great also with a nice durable black finish
Propeller reviewed on Oct 11th, 2011
Ordered this propeller for one main purpose - pull tubes and ski's. My 19" 3 bladed prop just didn't have the holeshot I needed to be on plane fast enough. I have a 23'WA Renken with 4.3 Cobra and this prop does the trick. I did lose top end as the boat will only do about 30 knots now with the prop. Very pleased!
Propeller reviewed on Aug 10th, 2011
Have only had it out once so far, but the initial test run is all I expected of it.
Propeller reviewed on Jul 26th, 2011
Really nice cupped profile, lots of bite, works great on 25' Sanpan tritoon/225 Honda.
Other Reviews
More Solas RUBEX 4 Propeller Reviews
Propeller reviewed on Dec 27th, 2020
Works well
Propeller reviewed on Aug 22nd, 2020
Switch to the from a 3 blade 21 pitch to this 4 blade 19 pitch. 2012 stingray 208lr 4.3 mercruiser sterndrive. Hole shot and thrust is much better and much better handling but did cost me some top end speed and lose of some rpms. I should have stuck with 21 pitch but still happy with prop so far.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 19th, 2020
Shellie at boats got back to me and provided all the info I needed. I used the online version of customer service and received a call with shipping notifications and due date.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 19th, 2020
This was the worst experience ever!!! I would gladly speak to an overseas telemarketer for hours instead of dealing with BS customer(non) service at iBoats. Total HORSESHIT!!!!
Propeller reviewed on Nov 4th, 2019
After breaking a three blade stainless prop I went with this one to try it out .I couldn't be happier . Handling improved dramatically , boost planes ot quicker and I actually gained 3 mph top end instead of losing power
Propeller reviewed on Sep 24th, 2019
Prop works very good. The pontoon boat had a 3 blade, that was pretty beat up, and wow what a difference! Can really tell the difference when you punch the throttle. And it comes with the hub kit and thrust washers. A way better deal than anything I found out there. When I decide to buy a stainless, this will be where I go to order it.
Propeller reviewed on Jul 31st, 2019
Prop was sent and received in a very timely manner. Box was wrapped in black plastic to keep it concealed. Everything was provided as described except for the tools of course. Prop looked very new and fitted perfectly. Performance is very strong. Had a three prop before and with this four prop it seems I have more power and speed performance. Thank You, iBoats
Propeller reviewed on Sep 20th, 2018
My 3 blade prop was ventilating. The 4 blade cured that plus it steers better, trims better and is way smoother. Can't wait to try a 4 blade stainless!
Propeller reviewed on Jul 2nd, 2018
In all fairness this engine isn't strong enough for this boat. I am having trouble planing with 5 adults on board (USCG=capacity 10) thought I would try a 4 blade not enough improvement to switch. Tried boat with two and the engine over revved (6K +), I'm going back to a three blade.
Propeller reviewed on Nov 20th, 2017
I have a stern drive and got this to help with lower end control and faster planing. Helped with both. This combined with the Nautics trim tabs help me get on plane almost instantly and I have better control at lower speeds with no bow drift left and right. I lost a couple mph on the top end. Worth it.
Propeller reviewed on Sep 5th, 2017
Propeller reviewed on Jul 17th, 2017
The prop is very high quality and performed as described. Very pleased with product and great pricing!!
Propeller reviewed on Jul 5th, 2017
This was a great purchase
Propeller reviewed on May 29th, 2017
Did a lot of research and picked this Solas Rubex 4 blade prop. Installed it in less than 5 minutes and it works great.
Propeller reviewed on Nov 21st, 2016
This prop is awesome gets the boat on plain faster. I didn't lose any top end speed. Not that that matters. The boat curses at about 25 mph most of the time. No issues with the install very easy!!! Would buy again!
Propeller reviewed on Sep 13th, 2016
First time using a 4 blade prop. After reading many reviews I bought this prop and put it on a 1988 Sea Ray 21 ft. CC with a 4.3 liter power plant. Slight vibration at rev up, but the boat came up on plane quickly and steering was more responsive compared to the original factory spec 3 blade prop. The new hub adapter is also very interesting and appeared to be well made. Both the adapter and prop fit very nicely onto the out drive. Installation took about 20 minutes to swap out the old for the new.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 25th, 2016
Excellent service got the prop I needed within a couple of days. I will defiantly order more parts from here. Thanks
Propeller reviewed on Aug 12th, 2016
good performance-- fixed my speed loss on cornering.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 7th, 2016
Bought the 4 blade propeller and hub kit to replace my 3 blade. Everything works well. Was easy to install on my 2013 115hp Yamaha and runs very smoothly.
Propeller reviewed on Aug 1st, 2016
I bought this for my carolina Skiff and it runs better with this prop.

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