Archive for August 2012

MagBlade MaxThrust & SlipStream Propellers Brings Safety to Boat Propellers

Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) of South Africa recently announced the new MagBlade boat propellers (MaxThrust & SlipStream) that will fit all outboard and stern drives. Recreational Boating Safety claims the new MagBlade boat propeller is much safer AND provides better performance and maneuverabilty while reducing drag, ventilation, cavitation, and fuel consumption. Recreational Boat Safety (RBS) […]

John Mc Garrigle v. Mercury Marine Propeller Case Settled

McGarrigle v. Mercury Marine was settled today, August 28, 2012. Earlier today Judge Noel Hillman of the United States District Court for the State of New Jersey signed the “Stipulation of Dismissal and Order” in which the parties voluntarily dismissed the case with prejudice against all defendants, meaning the case was settled. In John and […]

Propeller Guard Information Center launches a Facebook presence

Back on July 27, 2012 we launched on Facebook. Please come by and “Like Us” at We will be expanding our presence there as time permits, but we have already been able to reach several people we would otherwise have missed. While our main archive of information will remain over here at, we […]

Volvo Penta Patents Virtual Propeller Guard System

On June 5, 2012, Volvo Penta was issued U.S. Patent 8,195,381 for a Safety System for Marine Vessels. The patent focuses on detecting people in the water in conjunction with digital anchors. UPDATE note – on September 18, 2012 Volvo Penta was issued another patent, U.S. Patent 8,271,155 for technologies surrounding this same concept. GPS […]