About Solas®

founded in 1985 by Dr. Solas Y. J. Lin

SOLAS® is one of the most well known and trusted names in outboard and stern drive propellers!

Our success is largely due to superior design and craftsmanship from team SOLAS®.

SOLAS® combines world class reseach and design, highly skilled workers, cost-effective material sourcing, and a technologically advanced manufacturing facility to deliver the highest quality of products to its customers.

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Manufacturing Process

With its strong foundations in R&D and the outstanding technology of its production department, SOLAS values any and all voices of its customers and keeps constantly innovating and improving its products to provide better quality and to expand production capacity.

We have adopted the Advanced New Production System (ANPS) to improve manufacturing efficiency to reduce inventories, and to eliminate personnel and material wastes. SOLAS focuses its production improvement efforts on efficient use of space, increased yield, first-in-first-out processes and automated equipment (such as robotic dipping arms). We are constantly improving processes and striving toward even higher levels of quality.

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Basic Propeller Info

Choosing the Right Propeller_By Neil Mullen


Recent advantages in outboard technology have made choosing the correct propeller for your boat both easier and more difficult... easier because the number of choices has doubled, and harder, for the same reason. Propeller manufacturers have been busy developing new 3-blade and 4-blade products and size ranges of stainless steel propellers to meet a growing number of hull types and horsepower ranges, especially for 4-stroke engines.

Four-stroke engines are designed to run at very specific RPMs, so pitch sizes have become available in 1 inch increments and new designs have appeared, each more tailored to a specific hull type and application. Propellers with higher rake angles and some with more surface area have been developed to maximize the power delivery of the 4-stroke torque curve.

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Parts Coding System

SOLAS Propeller Applications; SOLAS Part No. Coding System

SOLAS offers a huge variety of propeller products to satisfy a wide range of engine and hull confiurations. The following Chart will help you choose the correct SOLAS propeller to meed your specific boating application.

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