WHEN TO CONSIDER A CUSTOM PROP
Historically, swapping to a custom prop has been a way to gain speed, but the stock props on today’s modern rigs are perfectly capable. However, owners of older rigs might still see improvement with custom props, and those running boats extra-high might require a “chopper” or cleaver prop to prevent blowout.
Several custom prop shops have earned high accolades in the bass boat world, including Mark’s High Performance Propellers near Indianapolis, Ind., and Performance Propeller of Nashville, Tenn. Both can tweak and repair stock props.