Black Max (16 x 16″) Mercury RH Propeller for 90/115hp Mercury/Mariner &135/3505hp Bigfoot/Command Thrust Outboard, 48-16440A45


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  • 16″ Diameter
  • 16″ Pitch
  • Right Hand Rotation
  • High Quality die-cast 3 or 4 blade aluminum
  • Attractive and durable high-gloss Phantom Black finish
  • Easy to maintain & repair.
Fitment: Mercury Outboards: Mercury/Mariner 90/115  HP  Bigfoot/Command Thrust, Optimax, and Verado Outboard 135/350 HP Outboard.
  • 135-350 HP 1978 and Newer, and 90/115 CT 2014 and Newer
  • 15 Tooth Spline
  • Note: Use Flo-Torq IV hub kit (835257K10) to reduce clutch rattle on 90/115 HP Command Thrust (CT), 135-200 HP 4 cylinder Verado and 150 FourStroke. Clutch rattle may be present when using 18P or lower stainless steel propellers.
  • 350 Verado SCI requires hub kit 840389K06
Non-Mercury Engines: Non-Mercury Outboard/Sterndrive, 4-3/4″ Gearcase
  • Evinrude/Johnson/OMC 1991 and newer – use hub kit 835265Q02
  • Evinrude/Johnson/OMC 1990 and older – use hub kit 835267Q1
  • Honda 135-225 HP – use hub kit 835278Q1
  • Suzuki 150-300 HP – use hub kit 835281Q1
  • Yamaha 150 -300 HP – use hub kit 835274Q1
  • Yamaha 200-250 HP SHO – use hub kit 8M0075402


For good overall performance and value, the Black Max is your prop. The Black Max aluminum propellers are standard equipped on most boats with Mercury/Mariner/MerCruiser power. Recommended for use on boats with up to 250 HP and with a top speed of less than 50 MPH. Pontoon style props available.

  • Mercury 90hp Outboard Propeller
  • Mercury 115hp Outboard Propeller
  • Mariner 90hp Outboard Propeller
  • Mariner 115hp Outboard Propeller
  • Bigfoot/Command Thrust 135hp  Outboard
  • Bigfoot/Command Thrust 350hp  Outboard
  • Yamaha 150hp  Outboard
  • Yamaha 200hp  Outboard
  • Yamaha 250hp  Outboard
  • Yamaha 300hp  Outboard
  • Honda 135hp  Outboard
  • Honda 225hp  Outboard
  • Suzuki 150hp  Outboard
  • Suzuki 300hp  Outboard


Well Balanced, for Better Boating

A perfect match for engines under 250 hp.

  • Available pitches 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5
  • Rotation RH
  • Performance vent system (PVS) No
  • Boat types Houseboat, Inflatable – Soft Hull, Inshore Fishing, Pontoon
  • Number of blades 3, 4
  • Material Mercalloy
  • Fits All outboards, Alpha drive
  • Recommended for Engines less than 250hp, Top speed less than 50 mph / 80 kph


Flo-Torq® II: Hidden Protection

Mercury’s Flo-Torq propeller hub might just be the most important part you never see. Not only does it flex during shift changes, reducing noise and vibration. If your prop hits an underwater object, it sacrifices itself to save your lower unit. Just pop in a new hub and you’re back on the water, no service call needed. The Flo-Torq hub also makes Mercury propellers compatible with most engines on the market while also providing unmatched corrosion protection.


Mercalloy®: Patented Performance

We couldn’t find an aluminum alloy good enough for our propellers. So we invented one: Mercalloy Aluminum. So unique it’s patented, Mercalloy makes for higher-strength castings. Which allows for thinner blades that create less drag. Result? Optimal performance, optimal durability, better boating.


Built with pride in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Trusted everywhere.

How do you make a Mercury® propeller? One exacting step at a time. It starts with a prop mold. Cast in specially engineered hot wax using a 5,000-year-old technique. Reinforced with two ceramic finishes in an application process that takes two full days. Steam-heated in an autoclave at 325 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 PSI of pressure. And finally placed in a burnout furnace at more than 2000 degrees Fahrenheit – a heat that requires employees to wear aluminized protective clothing. Strengthened and shock-proofed, the mold is ready. Liquid stainless steel now fills the cavity, heated to 3000 degrees and dispensed in 50-pound dollops. Five hundred pounds of the molten metal pass through, creating 24 Mercury propellers. The freshly cast props cool on carts for about an hour. Then jackhammer-like knockout machines, abrasive saws, and sandblasters remove all traces of residual ceramic and oxidation. Machinists hone and prepare props for specific applications. And grinders thin leading blade edges and sand other areas. Next step: surface refinement. Two hours in a drag finish machine smoothes peaks and valleys, creating the matte finish of a Bravo Three® or pod-drive prop. Other propellers move on to a burnishing stage, gaining a high-luster finish. Fitting props with Performance Vent System plugs is the final step. They are now ready to be customized for better hole shot – and to deliver the superior performance Mercury owners around the world count on.

A Higher Grade of Performance

Mercury transforms aluminum and stainless steel into the highest-quality, best-performing, most-durable marine propellers in the world. Also the best-selling, no surprise. Our experience, expertise, and proprietary technologies – Flo Torq®, Mercalloy®, X7® alloy, and PVS® (Performance Vent System) – give you a true competitive advantage. For best overall boat performance, there’s no substitute for a Mercury Propeller.


Flo-Torq SSR

The Flo-Torq SSR utilizes Mercury’s proven Soft-Shift Rubber technology in a quiet hub kit that provides an NVH upgrade for Flo-Torq II hub applications where the maximum reduction of noise, vibration, and harshness is desired.

Helps preventing shifting noise and propeller rattle while providing maximum durability for smaller and mid-range horsepower outboards.

SSR Solid
Helps prevent shifting noise and propeller rattle while providing maximum durability in higher performance applications with 1” propeller shaft.

Helps prevent shifting noise and propeller rattle while providing maximum durability in higher performance applications with 1.25” propeller shaft.

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Weight 5 kg
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