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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology has officially broken ground on a new 30,000 square foot addition to its propeller casting facility. When complete, Mercury’s propeller facilities total footprint will encompass 90,000 square feet. The expansion, which was officially announced during an event

tags: Company Expansions, Lake Michigan, Propellers

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

It’s that time of year again! You’re buying sunscreen in bulk, loading up coolers with sandwiches, and heading down to the boat. But, before you pull away from the dock, make sure your propeller is just as prepared as you are. One of the often overlooked aspects of boat prep is making sure that your propeller is in proper

by: Professionals of Henry H. Smith Co.

tags: Service & Repair, Propellers

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

There are a lot of ways a day out on the water on your boat can be unexpectedly ruined. Damaging your prop is just one of the ways, but it’s a big one when it happens. If you run aground, hit something in the water, are in need of some repairs from customary usage, or if your prop wasn’t setup right, you’ll want a

tags: Boating 101, Propellers, Service & Repair

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

In today’s high tech world, some propeller shops fix props the “traditional way” with pitch blocks and feeler gauges. This is a great way to tune a propeller, provided you have the correct pitch block for the prop. Other shops use computer-aided scanning systems to determine a propeller’s pitch, face camber,

by: Ray Treudler, Owner of NorthCoast Prop Tech

tags: Propellers, Service & Repair

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The 2018 Innovation Awards, managed by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and judged by Boating Writers International (BWI), were presented at the International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) during the annual Industry Breakfast on Tuesday, October 2. Eight BWI judges with various technical

tags: Accessories, Awards, Boat Cover, Boat Docks, Decorative, Electronics, Engines, Events, Lighting, Propellers

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Easy Drive is a new product by Yacht Thruster, a division of the Yacht Group, who has provided Yacht Controller and other products for more than 15 years as a respected leader of innovative technology for the marine industry. This new thruster is the easy to install, effective, and cost-efficient way to gain better control of your

tags: Propellers

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There are some key questions to ask yourself about your boat's propeller(s). Is (are) the propeller(s) on my boat sized correctly? Are the vibrations I feel normal to every boating experience? Is my boat using more gas than it should? Is (are) the engine(s) producing the correct RPMs? If you are uncertain about the correct answers to

by: Ray Treudler, Owner of NorthCoast Prop Tech

tags: Lake Erie, Propellers

Friday, November 17, 2017

A product that every boater should have, the patented Hydro-Shield is a skeg-mounted hydro-foil that protects a boat’s propeller, improves its performance, and protects marine mammals from injury or death. The skeg-mounted hydro-foil gets a boat up on plane quicker, improving visibility, fuel economy, and handling for all kinds

tags: Accessories, Environmental Impact, Propellers

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The boats are now out and boaters in the greater Toledo, Detroit, and southeast Michigan areas are wondering where to get their props repaired. With Wolverine Propellers/Ron Jacobs’ recent retirement (we wish you well, Ron), NorthCoast Prop Tech in Huron, Ohio, can provide you with Prop Scan propeller repair technology and

tags: Lake Erie, Propellers

Friday, June 2, 2017

International Propeller Supplier Turning Point Propellers announced today that it is celebrating 20 years of Business in May 2017. Established in 1997, Turning Point has built an enviable reputation and brought to market an impressive array of Industry First’s in Marine Propulsion for the last two decades. “Our team takes

tags: Anniversaries, Propellers