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1 1 The Leading Edge New at 2012 Convention: On-site Certification Certification paces limitedsign up now. Convention runs Nov. 1-3 at Orleans in Las Vegas By Bob Musselman tor, suggests that those participating And hes trying to share that experi- in the certification arrive Wednesday ence with his fellow NMPA members and be ready to go Thursday morning. by helping organize this years on-site Business gets better Depending on the number, a group certification. He believes that certifi- could head for the hand-on session cation adds value to each shops when people in the busi- very early. The cost of the certifica- NMPA membershipand makes them ness get better. tion is $250. potentially more profitable. Certification has been a goal of the This is not about the NMPA gener- NMPA since its founding, with the idea ating more revenue, Kindberg said. Larry Kindberg, Chairman, that higher and common standards Its about helping shops create more would elevate and add value to the revenue. NMPA Standards & Certifica- business of propeller repair. If you need to get your car fixed, do tion Committee Since its founding, according to you want an ASE certified mechanic, The 2012 NMPA Annual Convention Jackson, the NMPA has issued 123 alu- or do you want some guy working out offers a unique opportunity to put minum certifications and 29 stainless of a garage? That is what this is all Kindbergs theory to the test. steel certifications. But the number of about, creating something thats valu- technicians becoming certified has able for our members, that sets them For the first time, beginning-to-end slowed in recent years. apart, he said. aluminum prop repair certification will be offered at the convention. The day The NMPA board hopes the on-site Kindberg said that if this aluminum -long certification will be Thursday, certification at the convention will certification goes well, stainless or in- Nov. 1. Regular convention days will breathe some life into the drive for board certification could be offered in be Friday, Nov. 2, and Saturday, Nov. certification. The board has also been coming years. 3. working on standards for inboard cer- Now is the time to make plans for tificationa difficult (but important) The written classroom portion of the convention. See the NMPA web issue to tackle considering the termi- the certification will be held at the site for details and a registration form. nology and methodology that have convention site, the Orleans Hotel and The convention is always worthwhile, evolved from the propeller scanner Casino. For the hands-on portion of with seminars, round table discus- revolution. the certification, applicants will be sions, new products and technology transported to nearby R & R Prop Its a wild west out there for in- and even go kart racing. Shop. board propellers. There are no com- mon standards for inboards, said This is very special and very lim- Kindberg. Visit nmpa.net or call 616-235 ited, said Kindberg, who owns Ac- cuTech Marine Propeller in New Kindberg has been a strong propo- -6672 to register for the conven- Hampshire. We only have space for nent for repair standards. Hes seen tion and aluminum certification. 15 to 18 people. own business grow and become more profitable as hes raised the standards Don Jackson, NMPA executive direc- in his shop.
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3 3 National Marine Propeller Association Page 3 Pesco News on investment from a visit to easier and more efficient to the NMPA convention they share the huge amount of spe- need to be looking for other cialized information that the Mike Meyer people who are working on the members have collectively. I same types of improvements encourage all of you to seek that they are. I find that it is information and to give infor- Follow through: There is an great fun sharing ideas and it mation on the blogs. I have old story about a farmer who helps me set deadlines for get- been told that the eventually asked his neighbor, Are you ting things done. I also find the blogs will be searchable. going to attend the new county that I do things better when I At that point, the value of our agents classes next week? know that I will be sharing new data base will as good as His neighbor replied, Shucks, I them in pictures, in conversa- what ever we put into it. Start already know a whole lot more tions and occasionally in vid- today! about farming than Im doing eos. Thats the way most people are: their knowledge far out- Many of us are baby boomers. weighs their follow through. The need for improvement: Our memories arent getting When I got into the propeller any better. The question you business in 1985, a person answer today may be your own This is one reason that large could make a lot of mistakes in five years. companies pay big salaries to and still make money. Today people who can follow through foreign competition has sup- and make things happen. Thanks: Thanks to Dave pressed the new propeller pric- DeWitt, Gary Linden and Rick ing and limited what we can Licare for making the new web- The NMPA works hard to make get for repairs. Consequently, site happen. (Good follow sure that people will have we have to do everything bet- through!) things to learn at the conven- ter to make the same money. tion. But, for me, it is even more important that I come Take care, Blogs: This brings me to my away motivated to use my win- pitch about using the new blog Mike and Yon Meyer ter time to put my knowledge feature on the revised NMPA to work. I think that if a person site. Blogs promise to make it wants to get the most return
4 National Marine Propeller Association Page 44 Aluminum Certification Aluminum Certification Phase One Phase Two Application Form Application Form Name Date Name Company Company Address Address City State and Zip City The cost for Phase 2 testing is $ 185.00 per person. Please include check with this form and also submit one of the following NEW propellers. State Mercury 48-78120A40 14 X 19 Zip Michigan # 031025 14 X 19 OMC 5-45945-01-98 14 1/2 X 19 When we receive your prop, we will assign it a code num- You will be mailed a workbook and instructions. The ber, process and prepare it for the test and return it to you. Full Journeyman test is $ 45.00 and tests will include After repairs have been made, return it to us for inspection. pitch, rake, re-hubbing, cupping, balancing, pattern lay- Be sure to leave the welded blade unpainted. If you use out pitch blocks, make sure you have a block to fit the test prop. and finishing. Check this before you send the prop. Mail completed form and Ship Prop & completed form with $ 45.00 to: $ 185.00 to: NMPA NMPA 1527 Lewison NE 1527 Lewison NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (Please note that testing is for Members only and Certifica- (Please note that testing is for Members only and Certifica- tions are only valid as long as membership is maintained) tions are only valid as long as membership is maintained)
5 National Marine Propeller Association Page 5 5 Attention all NMPA members The following is a list of Manufacturing and Associate members that we feel you should support by patronizing them with your business through- out the year. They pay their dues the same as you and should enjoy a professional business relationship with you. Lynn Vick Products Rundquist Prop Press 360 Lynn Vick Propeller Tools Gary Linden 1320 N. Red Gum St. Rick Licare 480 East 14th St. Dubuque, IA 52001 3951 Mercantile Ave. Unit D Anaheim, CA 92806 Naples, FL 34103 Ph: (563) 557-7767 Fax: (563) 556-4048 Ph. (714) 632-9500 Ph. (239) 261-7909 [email protected] Fax (714) 630-3966 Fax (239) 261-0766 [email protected] www.rundquist.com lindenpropeller.com [email protected] Hale Propeller Turning Point Propellers Solas Sales/ Randy Hale Jason Frey Liheng Chen Customer Service 4 Center Rd. Suite 5 896 Cambridge Drive Mark Feinman Old Saybrook, CT 6475 6304 Benjamin Road Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Ph. (860) 388-5051 Tampa, FL 33634 Ph. (847) 437-6800 Fax (860) 388-5434 Ph. (813) 426-3227 Fax (847) 437-6868 Fax (813) 830-6095 [email protected] [email protected] www.rubexprops.com [email protected] Powertech Mussel Buster Marine Propellers Propeller Protection ZF Marine, LLC Steve Powers Marcus Clements Jack Thygesen 8101 Kingston Rd Keith Sparks 3575 Investment Lane Shreveport, LA 71108 3131 SW 42nd. Street West Palm Beach, FL 33404 .Ph. (800) 736-7767 Fax (318) 686-7082 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312 Ph. (561) 848-1288 www.ptprop.com Fax (561) 848-5325 Ph. (954) 581-4040 [email protected] www.musselbuster.com [email protected] Advanced Finishing MYD Marine Distributor Technologies National Marine Manufacturers Joy Todd Tim Dyer Association (NMMA) 2212 S. Andrews Avenue 835 West River Center Bryan Welsh Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315 Comstock Park, MI 49321 200 E. Randolph Drive Ph. (954) 524-1150 Ph. (616) 785-0400 Chicago, IL 60601 myddistributor.com Fax (616) 785-0200 Ph. (312) 946-6276 [email protected] Fax (312) 946-0401 www.advancedfinish.com www.nmma.org [email protected] Acme Marine Group Precision Propeller, Inc. Jim Thelen Bill Weeks Steve Mc Lelland 2427 N Ritter Ave. 123 North De Kraft St. Indianapolis, IN 46218 Ph. (317) 545-9080 Fax (317) 542-1176 Big Rapids, MI 49307 www.turbo-props.com PH: (888) 661-2263 [email protected] [email protected]
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7 7 National Marine Propeller Association Page 7 !! PROPS !! ATTENTION NMPA SHOPS We are members of the NMPA Please make and we would like to help you with your your MICHIGAN and FEDERAL supplies Give us a call if you need a good price Convention For a customer quote or if you need a Commitments Speedy delivery to satisfy Your loyal accounts "Life is short, Now ! We are fast, friendly and just a FREE phone call away From the heart of America See pages Were break the rules. MIDWEST Forgive quickly, 4, 20 and 23 PROPELLER SERVICE kiss slowly. 1 (800) 237-4086 Love truly. When you cant afford to apologize for workmanship Laugh uncontrollably Baumeter Cup Gauge and never regret any- Designed, built and used by Baumann Marine thing that makes you Use the Baumeter Cup Gauge to cup propellers right.The first time ! smile." Used by the National Marine Propeller Association Certification program to qualify cupping to the nearest .001 -- Mark Twain Available from: Baumann Marine 2311 Macario Garcia Dr. Houston, Texas 77011 Phone: (713) 926-6908 Fax: (713) 926-6920 For Pricing Information Contact
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9 9 National Marine Propeller Association Page 9 Spotlight on new members Sams Marine aka Propeller Place parts for discontinued and out-of- Doug built a web site at warranty Cabo Yachts models from its www.propellerplace.com to promote locations in both North Carolina and the used inventory. It soon became South Florida. apparent that there were also others in the marine community with used props laying around. Doug expanded the web The birth of their Propeller Place division site and offered prop shops and others a came about in 2002 when Hatteras dis- tool for maintaining their used prop in- posed of surplus propeller inventory ventory as well as an opportunity to turn which had accumulated over four dec- surplus bronze and nibral into cash. We Propeller Place Ramseur, NC 27316 ades. Over two hundred large inboard also realized there were props occupying propellers ended up in four very large space in individuals garages and base- Both Doug Langley and his partner Steve McPherson worked for Hatteras Yachts until the turn of the century. Steve worked for Hatteras for almost thirty years as the Part Sales Manager. Doug worked for Hatteras for twenty five years as the IT (computer) Direc- tor. They left the prestigious yacht manufacturer as employees and started Sams Marine in 1999 when Hatteras shut down its headquarters in central NC and consolidated operations near the coast in New Bern, NC. Sams Marine has since been very suc- cessful partnering with the manufacturer (Hatteras) to stock and distrib- Doug Langley ute replacement parts and provide ser- ments owners who had sold their ves- vice expertise for Hatteras models that trash containers at a local scrap metal sels but didnt sell their spare props. The are no longer under warranty or no company and were scheduled to be re- site has also made the wives of many longer in production. Sams Marine rou- cycled. Doug wrote a home equity check owners happy by moving those unsightly tinely provides replacement parts for to cover the in hunks of metal. Hatteras hulls which are thirty, forty and vestment and struck a deal with the There is no charge for prop shops or in- even fifty years old! With the business scrap metal dealer just before they dividuals to list their used and surplus model having worked so well, Brunswick reached the melting pot. props on the site. The props are sold to Corporation (the parent com- boat owners or prop shops and also pany) decided last year to extend it to marketing and brokered by Doug and his include its Cabo Yachts line. Sams Ma- After several weeks of measuring, count- staff which provides even greater expo- rine now also distributes replacement ing and photographing the propellers sure and opportunities to sell.
10 10 National Marine Propeller Association Page 10 Propeller Place warehouse Since getting into the business ten years ago, they have pur- and allow small inboard and outboard propellers to be listed chased many more new and pre-owned props when theyve and sold directly by subscribers paying a small annual fee for become available and now stock the largest inventory of the listing service. inboard propellers in the world. Presently, the site works primarily with inboard props that are twenty inches and greater in diameter up to 70 inches in diameter and eight Propeller Place and Sams Marine have combined internet blades. technology with an old fashioned business opportunity that has seems to be working for all involved. However, plans are underway to expand the site www.samsmarine.com www.propellerplace.com Have you found yourself just too darn busy during the year to get that NMPA certification done and over with ? Try combining a little R & R along with some education and top it off with completing your Aluminum certification ! Just attend the convention, sign up for the certification process
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14 National Marine Propeller Association Page 14 14 Attention all NMPA members The following is a list of Manufacturing and Associate members that we feel you should support by patronizing them with your business through- out the year. They pay their dues the same as you and should enjoy a professional business relationship with you. HMS Hubs, Inc Phoenix Abrasives, Inc. Volvo Penta North America Julie Witherspoon Matt Bailey David Kennedy Susan Bonovich 1300 Volvo Penta Dr 1474 South Parker 200 West 88th. Street # 8 Marine City, MI 48039 Chesapeale, VA 23320 Bloomington, MN 55420 Ph. (800) 272-4827 Ph. (757) 436-5168 Fax (757) 436-5157 Fax (810) 329-2901 PH: (800) 474-6369 www.volvopenta.com. [email protected] FAX: (952) 881-9490 Henry H. Smith and Co. [email protected] Western Branch Metals Mark Marchetti Scott Moody Hydrocomp, Inc 1880 Fruit Rd. 1006 Obici Industrial Blvd Don McPherson Algonac, MI 48001 Suffolk, VA 23434 13 Jenkins Ct. Suite 200 Ph: (800) 338-8900 Ph. 800 446-8133 Durham, NH 03824 [email protected] Fax: (810) 794-1120 Ph. (603) 868-3344 Clubine Manufacturing LLC [email protected] Fax (603) 868-3366 Richard Clubine [email protected] McDurmon Distributing 9116 East Sprague Ave www.hydrocompinc.com Fred Muzer Spokane, WA 99206 USA Gerr Marine, Inc G-12238 Fenton Rd. Ph. (509) 994-1177 Fenton,, MI 48430 Dave Gerr [email protected] Ph. (800) 621-4130 838 W End Ave. Suite BB Marine Hardware, Inc Fax (888) 366-2424 New York, NY 10025 Don Starbuck [email protected] Ph. (212) 864-7030 PO Box 3009 www.mcdurmon.com Dynamics Research Redmond, WA 98073 Michigan Wheel Marine Ph. (800) 526-5971 Marty Ronis John Kingma Corporation Fax (425) 869-1232 1501 Buchanan Ave. SW Bob Ciulla [email protected] Grand Rapids , MI 49507 3778 Timberlake Dr. Mercury Marine Propellers Ph. (616) 452-6941 Richfield, OH 44286 David De Witt Fax (616) 247-0227 Ph. (330) 523-5210 W 6250 W Pioneer Rd miwheel.com [email protected] Fond Du Lac, WI 54936 [email protected] Ph. (920) 929-4853 www.dynamicsresearch.net. Fax (920) 929-1149 Prop Straightener, Inc. Pesco, Inc. mercmarinepropellers.com (Propeller Equipment Supply Co.) Inc. [email protected] Hoyt Peden Mike and Yon Meyer Miller Electric Mfg. 2080 Paul Edmondson Drive 3333 N American St Mark Kadlec Iuka, MS 38852 N. Charleston, SC 29418 2001 W. Main St. Ph. (800) 835-6007 Appleton, WI 54911 (662) 423-9588 Fax (843) 767-9181 Ph. (920) 735-4486 [email protected] [email protected] Fax (920) 735-4101 http://propstraightener.com www.pitchblock.com [email protected]
15 15 National Marine Propeller Association Page 15 Attention all NMPA members The following is a list of Manufacturing and Associate members that we feel you should support by pa- tronizing them with your business throughout the year. They pay their dues the same as you and Sound Propeller Services, Inc. Greg Brown Cliff Burns 7916 8th Ave S Seattle, WA 98108 Ph. 206-788-4202 Fax (206-762-2152 [email protected] Listed below are our International Manufacturing & Associate Members be sure to give them the same support Osborne Propellers Ltd. Jason Bell 1865 Spicer Road North Vancouver, BC, Canada V7H1A1 Ph. (604) 929-8407 Fax (604) 929-7121 [email protected] VEEM Propellers Marine Source, Inc. Brad Miocevich Greg Mac Kay 22 Baile Road Marine Source, Inc Canning Vale, Western Australia 22 Mc Carville St. Ph: +618 9455 9355 Charlottetown, PE CIE 2A6 Canada Fax: +618 9455 9333 Ph. (902) 566-6777 [email protected] [email protected] Quote of the day My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
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17 17 National Marine Propeller Association Page 17 The Leading Edge is a publication of the National Marine Propeller Association 1527 Lewison Avenue NE Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505 Phone (616) 235-6672 Staff Editor............Don Jackson Feature Writer .....Larry Kindberg Feature Writer .........Bob Musselman Feature Reporter...Jimmie Harrison Feature Reporter......Gary Linden Feature Reporter...Paul Fox Feature Reporter..Louie Baumann, Sr. Feature Reporter.......Tim Hackney Feature Reporter ..............Randy Hale Feature Reporter.. ...Kevin Mitchell Feature Reporter.....Darren Prouty Feature Reporter.......Rick Licare Feature Reporter.Mike Jones Feature Reporter..Darren Blattner Articles or opinions expressed in this
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19 National Marine Propeller Association Page 19 19 PESCO, Inc. Pesco offers pitch blocks for Volvo Duo, Evinrude/Johnson, Yamaha, Honda, Mercury Marine, Mercruicer, Suzuki, OJ, MWM and ACME. Phone (800) 835-6007 [email protected]
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21 National Marine Propeller Association Page 21 21 Aluminum Certification Youre Phase Two Application Form Probably getting Date Name tired of seeing Company Address the same old City State and Zip message The cost for Phase 2 testing is $ 185.00 per person. Please include check with this form and also submit one Please attend of the following NEW propellers. Mercury 48-78120A40 14 X 19 Michigan # 031025 14 X 19 The 2012 NMPA OMC 6G5-45945-01-98 When we receive your prop, we will assign it a code 14 1/2 X 19 number, process and prepare it for the test and return it Convention to you. After repairs have been made, return it to us for inspection. Be sure to leave the welded blade un- painted. If you use pitch blocks, make sure you have a block to fit the test prop. Check this before you send the WELL ! ! prop. Ship Prop & completed form with Just do it $ 185.00 to: NMPA 1527 Lewison NE and Ill be happy Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (Please note that testing is for Members only and certifi- cations and quiet ! are only valid as long as membership is maintained)
22 22 National Marine Propeller Association Page 22 The NMPA Proudly Did you know that you can get Welcomes the certified while Following new member attending the 2012 NMPA Convention ? Contact Larry Kindberg at Jerry Ubelhor Jerrys Prop Shop 13810 North 48th. Avenue Glendale, AZ 85306 Phone (602) 672-7213 [email protected] Have you made your 2012 Convention plans yet ?
23 National Marine Propeller Association Page 23 23 2012 NMPA CONVENTION The Orleans Hotel & Casino 4500 West Tropicana Avenue Las Vegas, Nevada 89103 November 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th. 2012 What: 2012 NMPA Convention Where: The Orleans Hotel & Casino For room reservations call 1-(800) 675-3267 Ask for: Reservations ID: A2NMC11 When: November 1st. (Evening-Registration & Welcome Party ) Plus Full Days 02, 03, 2012 (See www.nmpa.net for more details) Room Rate $ 99.00 + Taxes per night for 11/02, 11/03 $ 40.00 all other nights in that week. (11/01-11/04-11/11) (When making room reservation your credit card will be charged for the first nights room + tax) All Applications must be in no later than August 31, 2012 Name *M/C Company Expires Address *VISA City State & Zip Expires PLEASE REGISTER THE FOLLOWING Attendee Total Attendees @ $220.00/ea . $ Attendee 2013 Dues (If not already Paid) $ 220.00 Attendee _____ Total $ (You must be paid up member to attend) (*) Credit card transactions subject to a $ 10.00 convenience fee Mail to: NMPA 1527 Lewison NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 (You must be paid up member to attend)
24 National Marine Propeller Association Page 24 24 !! PROPS !! CAM LOCK BALANCING ARBORS ATTN: NMPA SHOPS NEW DESIGN IN BALANCING ARBORS We are members of the NMPA and we would Works with all current propeller styles like to help you with your with or without hubs MICHIGAN and FEDERAL supplies No threads to clean... Linear shafting , Give us a call if you need a good price Accurate and Concentric For a customer quote or if you need a Cones are Black Oxide.. finished and tapered to provide a close tolerance fit Speedy delivery to satisfy 1/2 and 3/4 shafts sizes available Your loyal accounts PROP REPAIR TRAINING AVAILABLE We are fast, friendly and just a FREE phone call Away From the heart of America Bills Prop Shop Were 7464 Old Moro Road MIDWEST Moro, IL 62067
25 National Marine Propeller Association Page 25 25 Now Available Level-1 Inboard Certification Level-1 certification is a demonstration of a thorough understanding of The NMPAs Terms & Definitions document. This is an open book test. You will be mailed or e-mailed both the written test and a copy of the T. & D. document. After completion you will mail the test back for grading. Upon successful completion of the test, you will be awarded a certificate of completion for Inboard Certification Level-1 Terms and Definitions This is the first test in what will be a series of certification levels of inboard propellers. Cost for this test is $ 45.00. For each additional person within the same company, the cost will be $ 25.00 each. You must be a paid up member of the NMPA to make application for this exam. (Please note that testing is for Members only and certifications are only valid as long as membership is maintained) Name Amount Enclosed Company $ 45.00 Address $ City $ State and Zip Code $ Additional Applicant Total $
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