Serious boaters and mariners demand the best equipment and accessories for their craft. Though there are honest disagreements about the quality and usefulness of different types of equipment based on user preferences, most serious boating enthusiasts agree that the Volvo Duo Prop is light years ahead of its competition. Though many people are reluctant to try the Duo Prop either because they are scared of its price, or they believe that it cannot possibly be as effective as advertised, those who make the choice to install a Duo Prop rarely go back to any other type of prop.
The patented Duo Prop design was first introduced to the world in 1982, it was hailed as one of the most important advances in boating since the propeller was invented. With twin props spinning in counter-rotation with each other, the Duo Prop is simply able to gain more water traction than other designs. This makes it possible to experience greater thrust and straighter tracking. Boaters experience these advantages even while traveling in reverse. Additionally, the Duo Prop allows for speedier acceleration on the plane. Single prop setups allow for a significant amount of lateral motion which can reduce the power devoted to traveling in a straight line. The Duo Prop eliminates the lateral movement successfully so that the engine’s power can be dedicated to forward motion.
Many boaters and mariners are concerned about fuel costs. While most people need to worry about how fuel costs affect their bottom lines, boaters often need to concern themselves with the costs associated with purchasing fuel for their cars as well as their boats. Thankfully, the Volvo Duo Prop is able to increase performance significantly while consuming no more fuel than a traditional single prop unit. In fact, the Duo Prop is able to increase acceleration by 30% and and top speed by 5% without increasing the consumption of fuel at all. Moreover, the Duo Prop can actually serve to reduce fuel consumption with partial loads.
While boaters are, of course, interested in improving speed and fuel efficiency, they are also impressed by the Duo Prop’s ability to make maneuvering easier. The Duo Prop increases bite and grip at all speeds, plus it helps to reduce a boat’s tendency to roll. Additionally, the Duo Prop operates with considerably lower noise and vibration levels compared to other props.
There are many types of props available to boaters, but none offer the performance and dependability of the Volvo Duo Prop. It represents a wonderful feat of engineering that can increase performance in a number of important ways. Though the Duo Prop costs more than single props, the benefits are well-worth the associated costs.