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Mercruiser and Mercury outboard specialists

Mike's Marine is experienced with sterndrive boats where the upper unit engine is located inboard. Sterndrives are also known as inboard / outboard, or I/O engines, which refers to the form of propulsion. No rudder is necessary for these types of engines. The most popular brand is Mercruiser, and we are your local Mercury outboard and Mercruiser Sterndrive specialists.

About propellers

  • 3-blade propeller offers top speed

  • 4-blade propeller provides maximum thrust and smooth cruising operation

  • Diameter of a propeller refers to distance across the  circle encompassing the blades

  • Pitch is the distance the propeller will move through the water per revolution

  • Right-hand propellers are used for single engines

  • Left-hand propellers are used for twin engines

  • Cupped blades is a technique employed to enhance performance of propellers

Parts and accessories



Mike's Marine is a full-service boat repair shop. We can repair electrical, new and used motors, propellers, and transmissions. We also offer collision repair, custom installations and builds, and trailer service.

We offer annual service specials.

Call us for the best shop rates in Medford, OR.

Mike's Marine can repair and maintain all makes and models. We are Mercury certified, and have the latest tools and diagnostic equipment to repair inboard, outboard, two-stroke, and four-stroke engines.

icon 1-&-2 3-pitch 4-hand-rotation cupped-blades rake

Rake is a special design feature. Positive rake benefits from normal bow lift to permit the use of a larger diameter propeller, while negative rake can provide extra blade strength for use in very high speed applications.