2013 NMPA Convention Wrap-up
The NMPA 2013 3 day convention wrapped up Saturday October 26. The convention was preceded by an Inboard Ski Propeller Certification day on Thursday October 24th, sponsored by the certification committee successfully certified 9 members.
This group represents the First NMPA members to
be certified in Nibral Ski-Boat certification program. Left to Right: Tony Vosters of Fox River Prop, Inc. Little Chute, WI…Mark Kreger of Indy Props,
LLC Indianapolis, IN….Ricky Besmehn of
Brainerd Propeller, Inc…Brainerd, MN…Gary Linden of Linden Propeller
Co….Dubuque, IA Mike Jones of Coastal
Propeller Service…Bridge City, TX
These two are Oscar Kelly Jr. and Oscar Kelly,
Sr. of Helices Kelly Propeller of Mazatlan, Mexico…..
Rick Licare and Scott Baumann. Congratulations for all the participants.
Board Elections were Held.
The new Board of Directors is as follows:
2013-2014 NMPA BOD
Dave DeWitt, Mercury Marine Propellers
Darren Prouty, Precision Propeller Co.
Mike Jones, Coastal Propeller Service
Paul Fox, General Propoeller
Kevin Mitchell, Michigan Wheel Marine
Larry A. Kindberg, AccuTech Marine Propeller, Inc.
Jimmie Harrison, Frank & Jimmie's Propeller
Marcus Clements, Power Tech Propellers
Stew Foster, Prop Masters Inc.
Rick Licare, Rundquist Propeller Tools, Inc.
Ricky Besmehn, Brainerd Propeller, Inc.
Darren Blattner, Blattner Enterprises
NMPA Executive Director:
For those of you unable to attend, Here's what you missed !!
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Western Branch – Dick Barber
Dick reviewed his measuring process and how a portable CMM is used in the shafting manufacturing process
Interceptors Work and their Relation to Trim Tabs and Propeller Cupping
The hydrodynamic benefits of using
interceptors to control the trim of boats and alter the effective pitch of
propellers are now quite common. This
seminar will provide an overview of how they work and their relation to
conventional trim tabs and propeller cupping.
Several real world applications will be presented to demonstrate their
Michigan Wheel Rich
Rich shared with us difffernt design concerning rubber hubs, fore and aft washers
Mike shared different proping concerns. How you fit into the small manufacturing RPM windows
Chris reviewed techniques and equipment used in Yamaha / Preceision manufacturing
Review the proper technique to Properly
installing 61a hub
Propeller Tim Hackney
Tim presented his lateset movie production on Re-Pitching
& cup modification of a Stainless Prop
Mfg Rich Clubine
Rich discussed the merits of lean manufacturing methods concerning shop layout
Propeller John Fuederer
John presented a very well done movie concerning A day
in the life at Kawartha Propeller - A video of the shop and equipment. Oportunity for members to review John's shop and ask questions. John also showed how he incorporated what he saw for other props shops. This definitely was a WIN Win showing!
Movies and pictures were shared by a number of members, we thank everyone for their participation