• Mercury Racing Offers Four New High-Performance Propellers

    New CNC Cleaver Options and the New Spitfire XP for Outboards

    FOND DU LAC, Wis. (February 13, 2020) Four new high-performance propeller options from Mercury Racing are designed to maximize boat performance and handling in specific applications, and broaden a range of performance propellers that is unmatched in the marine industry. Mercury Racing propellers are handcrafted, precision-tuned works of high-performance art, customized for specific boat types and performance goals. Each individual propeller is zero balanced and measured to ensure consistent performance.
    600HP-Rated 5-Blade CNC Cleaver
    The new Mercury Racing 600HP-Rated 5-Blade CNC Cleaver propeller is a surface-piercing design engineered with the optimal blade thickness to deliver unmatched top-end speed and handling on performance hulls powered by Mercury Racing 520, 525, 540, 565 and 600 SCI engines paired with a Mercury Racing Bravo XR Sport or Sport Master outdrive. Prop slip is dramatically reduced to an average of 4.5 percent at WOT in Bravo XR Sport and Sport Master applications.

    Designed, developed and manufactured by Mercury Racing, the 600HP-Rated 5-Blade CNC Cleaver propeller is produced to exact tollerances on the same state-of-the-art CNC milling machines used to create the benchmark Mercury Racing CNC Cleaver propellers for use with Mercury Racing M6 and M8 outdrives. All 600HP-Rated CNC Cleavers are to be custom-ordered through Mercury Racing Sales via a registered Mercury dealer. Available dimensions are 14.75- to 15.50-inch diameter (0.25-inch increments), 26 to 40 pitch (1.0-inch increments) and 15-degree or 18-degree rake. Every CNC propeller is delivered in a durable double-walled composite Mercury Racing Propeller Case. Each carries a one-year limited warranty when used within its maximum power rating on a Mercury Racing sterndrive engine package (for recreational boating).

    12-Degree Rake CNC Cleaver
    Mercury Racing adds a new 12-degree rake option for its CNC Cleaver high-performance propeller line already available in 15-, 18-, and 21-degree rake designs. Intended for use with shaft drives and some Mercury Racing M6 and M8 sterndrive applications, the new low-rake profile generates the minimal lift desired for hulls that have substantial lifting characteristics at speed, such as Unlimited-class offshore race boats. A customized CNC milling process produces precise tolerances for perfectly matched sets of propellers resulting in enhanced operating efficiency and propeller durability. All dimensions are highly customizable to maximize efficiency for a specific hull design and power output. The 12-degree rake Mercury Racing CNC Cleaver propeller is to be custom-ordered through Mercury Racing Sales via a registered Mercury dealer and is offered with five or six blades, in a 700-hp to 1,800-hp rating, in 15-inch to 18-inch diameters, and 28-inch to 37-inch pitch. Six-blade variants are available in 23-inch to 27-inch pitch for military applications. Every CNC propeller is delivered in a durable double-walled composite Mercury Racing Propeller Case. Each carries a one-year limited warranty when used within its maximum power rating on a Mercury Racing sterndrive engine package (for recreational boating).

    Round-Tip CNC Cleaver
    All Mercury Racing CNC Cleaver propeller models are now available with rounded blade tips for boat owners that prefer that design.

    Spitfire XP
    The new Mercury Racing Spitfire XP propeller, designed to be the ultimate prop for the new Mercury Racing 60R outboard, can also offer outstanding performance on Mercury outboards up to 115 horsepower. The Spitfire XP has a four-blade design and long barrel that combine to deliver extra stern lift for lightning-fast hole shot, a key advantage in skinny-water applications. This precision-tuned Mercury Racing Pro Finish propeller is crafted in Mercury-exclusive X7 stainless steel alloy. Its offered in 12-inch to 21-inch pitch in half-inch increments to dial in optimal RPM at wide-open throttle.

    About Mercury Racing
    Based in Fond du Lac, Wis., Mercury Racing, a division of Mercury Marine, is a leading provider of high-performance marine propulsion systems for discriminating boaters worldwide, offering an exciting and fulfilling power boating experience on the water. Using leading-edge technology, Mercury Racing produces high-performance outboards, sterndrives, propellers, parts and accessories. Mercury Racing also produces crate engines for the automotive aftermarket industry. Mercury Marine is a division of Brunswick Corp. (NYSE: BC).
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