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Minn Kota Weedless Wedge 2 vs. Power Prop: Which Prop is Better?

If you spend enough time out on the water, sooner or later, you’re going to break a blade off your trolling motor prop. It’s just the name of the game.

Even if your prop still works fine, there may be other reasons you’re shopping around for a replacement. Maybe you want to keep a spare on hand, just in case you ever need it. Or maybe you’re looking to upgrade to a tougher, more powerful prop than the one you have now.

minn kota weedless wedge 2 vs power prop

So, naturally, you want to know more about Minn Kota’s available propellers.

Namely, the Weedless Wedge 2 and the Power Prop.

What are the differences between them? Are they both compatible with your trolling motor? And, perhaps most importantly, which one is the better product?

Keep reading!

In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about the Weedless Wedge 2 and the Power Prop so you can make an informed decision about which one to buy.

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Direct Comparison

Weedless Wedge 2Power Prop
Number of Blades22
Compatible With
  • MKP-32: 3-⅝” motors
  • MKP-33: 4” motors
  • MKP-38: 4-½” motors
  • MKP-2: 3-¼” motors
  • MKP-37: 3-⅝” motors
Made ForCutting through thick underwater vegetationExtra power in various water conditions
Maximum Drag5 pounds7 pounds
Covered Under Warranty?Yes; 1-year limitedYes; 1-year limited

What are the Differences Between the Weedless Wedge 2 and the Power Prop?

Since you’re comparing and contrasting different propellers, this is probably your first question. What sets the Weedless Wedge 2 and the Power Prop apart from each other? What are their primary differences?
differences between the weedless wedge 2 and the power prop

They’re Shaped Differently

The Weedless Wedge 2 is an updated form of Minn Kota’s original Weedless Wedge. Like its original predecessor, the Weedless Wedge 2 has a different shape than the Power Prop.

The blades of the Weedless Wedge 2 have a more rounded shape than the Power Prop. The Power Prop’s blades have a sleeker, more narrow shape that looks similar to a dorsal fin.

This difference in shape is a natural result of the difference in the function of these two propellers.

Speaking of which:

They Have Different Priorities

As the name implies, the Weedless Wedge 2 is mostly about getting your boat through areas of thick underwater vegetation. The blades are designed to cut through plants and avoid entanglement.

On the other hand, the Power Prop is more concerned with getting you where you want to go in a hurry. It isn’t meant to cut through the thickest growth of water plants, but it gives you a lot more power than the Weedless Wedge when you’re traveling through clear water.

They Have Different Max Drag Numbers

Maximum drag refers to the amount of weight your fishing line can withstand without breaking under pressure. How does this apply to trolling motor propellers?

Say you’re using your motor for trolling lures. The speed at which you’re traveling will impact the drag on your line. Just how much drag is produced depends partly on your propeller.

The Weedless Wedge 2 Produces a maximum drag of 5 pounds. The Power Prop is more powerful, so it produces a bit more pressure. It boasts a maximum drag of 7 pounds.

Breaking it Down

Now it’s time to take a closer look at some key features of these propellers and compare them side by side. In this section, we’ll discuss each propeller’s blade style and its compatibility with various trolling motors, as well as durability, size, and overall performance.

Blade Style

When we talk about blade style, we’re referring to the number of blades on a propeller and their general shape. We’ll also discuss how the blade-style influences what the propeller is designed to do and how well it does this job.

Weedless Wedge 2

Minn Kota MKP-32 Weedless Wedge 2 Replacement Prop
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As noted above, the Weedless Wedge 2 is a 2-bladed propeller. The blades are opposite each other and they curve in opposite directions. Each blade is fairly wide, roughly the same width as the round center of the prop.

The blades taper slightly toward the tip and are rounded. Each tip turns up slightly at the end. One of the blades is slightly wider at the base than the other one.

The wide, curving blades give this prop the perfect shape for cutting through underwater weeds. The way the blades are slanted and turned up at the tips keeps vegetation from getting tangled up in the prop, instead, allowing the prop to chop them up as it passes through them.

Power Prop

MKP-37 3-5/8" Replacement POWER PROP by Minn Kota
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The Power Prop is also a 2-bladed propeller. The blades are opposite and curve in opposite directions, but they are less slanted than the Weedless Wedge 2 blades. The blades are also narrower.

The blades are flat and do not curve up at the tips. The entire prop has a sleeker, more streamlined appearance than the Weedless Wedge 2.

That said, each prop has separate functions, and each one performs equally well. The streamlined blade style of the Power Prop converts more of the power from the motor into forward momentum to get you where you’re going without wasting time.

Winner: Tie

Compatibility

When ordering a new prop for your trolling motor, it’s extremely important to choose one that’s compatible with your motor. The Weedless Wedge 2 and the Power Prop don’t work flawlessly with every trolling motor, not even every Minn Kota motor.

In this section, we’ll discuss which props are compatible with which trolling motors.

Weedless Wedge 2


The Weedless Wedge 2 comes in 3 different sizes and is compatible with 3-⅝-inch to 4-½-inch diameter motorheads.

Some of the Minn Kota models the Weedless Wedge 2 is compatible with include:

  • All-Terrain
  • Camo
  • Edge
  • Endura
  • Engine Mount
  • Maxxum
  • Pontoon
  • PowerDrive
  • Riptide
  • Terrova
  • Traxxis
  • Vector

That said, it’s important to check on the size of your motor to determine which prop will fit your specific model. TrollingMotors.Net offers a great resource for pairing your trolling motor model with the correct prop.

Power Prop


The Power Prop comes in 2 sizes and is compatible with 3-¼-inch to 3-⅝-inch diameter motorheads. It isn’t compatible with as many models as the Weedless Wedge 2, but it will fit some of the following Minn Kota motors:

  • All-Terrain
  • Camo
  • Edge
  • Endura
  • Maxxum
  • PowerDrive
  • Riptide
  • Terrova
  • Traxxis
  • Vector

Again, be sure and find out the size of your motor before ordering your new prop. Here’s the TrollingMotors.Net link again.

Winner: Weedless Wedge 2

Size

It is absolutely crucial to double-check any prop you’re considering to make sure it will fit your trolling motor. If you order the wrong size, you’ll have the hassle of returning and replacing it with the correct size.

Let’s look at the numbers for the Weedless Wedge 2 and the Power Prop and discuss how you will know which size to get.
how to get the correct size of the propellerWeedless Wedge 2

We mentioned above that the Weedless Wedge 2 comes in 3 sizes. The smallest fits 3-⅝-inch motorheads, the next one fits 4” motorheads, and the largest fits 4-½-inch motorheads.

So, how can you know which one you need? Your owner’s manual will probably make mention of the props compatible with your trolling motor. If buying a Weedless Wedge 2, look for the model numbers MKP-32, MKP-33, and MKP-38, then order the one listed in the manual.

You can also check an online compatibility chart like this one or this one.

Power Prop

The Power Prop only comes in 2 sizes and generally fits smaller motorheads. The smaller size fits 3-¼-inch motorheads, while the larger one fits 3-⅝-inch motorheads.

Again, if you’re not sure which size to order, check for a model number in your owner’s manual. For the Power Prop, you’ll be looking for model numbers MKP-2 and MKP-37. Alternatively, you can check one of the compatibility charts listed above.

Winner: Weedless Wedge 2

Performance

And finally, you want to know which propeller is going to work best for you. The answer may vary depending on your own specific circumstances, so let’s talk about the ideal user for each prop and which prop would work best for different situations.

performance of the propeller

Weedless Wedge 2

The Weedless Wedge 2 is made for plant-rich pond waters. If you do a lot of fishing in ponds or lakes, especially those that you know are full of underwater vegetation, you’re going to want a Weedless Wedge 2.

This prop gets the job done for the greatest number of trolling motors. It may not be quite as powerful as the Power Prop, but it is versatile and comes in more size options, so you’re most likely to find one that will work for your trolling motor.

Power Prop

The Power Prop is made for speed and power. It can handle underwater vegetation. Still, it does best in clear, running waters such as clean rivers and streams.

The Power Prop is a tough, useful, and effective propeller for those who have a compatible trolling motor, but it ultimately falls short of the Weedless Wedge 2 regarding overall performance.

Winner: Weedless Wedge 2

Final Recount

Weedless Wedge 2: 3 wins, 0 losses, 1 tie

Power Prop: 0 wins, 3 losses, 1 tie

Pros and Cons

ProsCons
Weedless Wedge 2
  • Cuts through underwater plants
  • Compatible with most Minn Kota trolling motors
  • Comes with 1-year limited warranty
  • Less powerful than the Power Prop
Power Prop
  • Gives you exceptional speed and power
  • Sleek, streamlined design
  • Comes with a 1-year limited warranty
  • Compatible with fewer trolling motors than the Weedless Wedge 2

Final Verdict

Our overall winner is the Weedless Wedge 2.

We’ve chosen this prop as the winner because it is compatible with more trolling motors and fits a greater range of sizes. It also performs better than the Power Prop when getting you through underwater vegetation, which you’ll find in most waters you fish.


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