MotorGuide Machete III 3-Blade Prop Kit
Good open water prop...
This is a good open water prop and it does well on windy days. However, in heavy cover this prop bogs down with weeds quickly and I've noticed this prop chips and bends easily. I've attached a picture of the best Motorguide prop I've found for heavy cover situations so far.
February 24, 2009
This product performs well, however, the composit of the material needs some refining to help it keep it's original shape.
If you accidently bump an underwater structure, the product does not completely return to it's original shape which causes it to be out of balance and it vibrates excessively.
December 15, 2006
Wow what a difference
I waited a long time to replace my old prop yes it was banged up but it still worked. I just had to keep clearing the weeds off of it. I finally bought a new Machete iii blade because I was going to a lake I knew would be weedy. That new prop cut through weeds like a hot knife through butter. It didn' t matter What type of weeds they were even lilly pads couldn't slow me down. I would definitely recommend this product and I won't wait 5 years to replace this one.
July 9, 2013
Better than 2 blade
I like this prop allot. Seems to be quieter and produce less vibration than some. Delivers ALLOT of thrust in open water.. Have not used it in heavy weeds yet though. The plastic prop nut is JUNK though. Mine split and I almost lost my prop on the second use. Fortunatly the propshaft on my 3.5" motor is a standard 3/8-24 thread so a $2 hardware store stainless fender washer and nylock nut fits perfectly.
May 30, 2010