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In March 2012 Yamaha announced a new stainless steel propeller guard for outboards on flood rescue boats in the UK and made several statements about how great it was, how well it performed, and even how prop guards were necessary when people were in the water near the boat. About October we became aware of Yamaha’s new propeller guard. In mid October we began posting

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Most college students in engineering and design take one or more design project classes, often a Senior Capstone Design Projects Class, in which they work individually or as teams to develop solutions to problems. We are trying to tap this resource and encourage students to consider selecting design projects related to propeller safety. More student design projects would help grow the body of knowledge available

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Fell Marine will be showing their new wireless lanyard, the MOB+ at the Bassmaster Classic in Houston March 24-26, 2017. We previously covered the MOB+ at MOB+ wireless lanyard from Fell Marine. We commend Fell Marine for exhibiting their new wireless kill switch at the Classic. The Bassmaster Classic is a tremendous family friendly free event. Catch as much of it as you can and

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On Monday, 6 March 2017, Matthew Meinert, 38 of Trophy Club Texas, and his two year old son, Oliver, went fishing in Denton Creek near Lake Grapevine in the Fort Worth – Dallas Texas area. Matthew Meinert was last seen Monday near Lake Grapevine. Matthew and Oliver launched their boat about 5 pm Monday from Tropy Club boat ramp. Between 5 and 6 pm Monday

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The U.S. Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Council (NBSAC) will be holding its 97th meeting on March 23-25, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. Their March 2, 2018 notice in the Federal Register invited public comments, due by March 6th if they were to be distributed in advance to NBSAC members. We submitted a pubic comment, our recent Propeller Safety dot com post on our updated

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Back on May 5, 2016, three year old Aiden McKitrick fell from the front of a pontoon boat and was entrapped on the propeller. We posted coverage of his accident at that time. Now (early March 2017) about ten months after Aiden’s accident on Lake Ray Hubbard in Texas, his mother is speaking out with a warning to parents. WFAA (ABC channel 8 of Dallas,

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The U.S. Coast Guard National Boating Safety Advisory Council met for its regularly scheduled NBSAC 95 meeting April 21-23, 2016 in Arlington, Virginia. Minutes of that meeting were posted in October 2016. We have spent considerable effort in recent years encouraging NBSAC to: Recognize outboard motors are breaking off and entering boats with their propellers still running after striking floating or submerged objects, and that

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Back in July 2016, we posted a chart for use in designing and testing outboard motors in a way to prevent them from breaking off and entering boats when striking submerged objects. Today we are posting an updated / enhanced version of that chart. The new chart specifically identifies three more potential design / testing paths to achieve the objective.

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To: Fell Marine From: PropellerSafety.com 15 February 2017 We were thrilled to see your entry into the wireless lanyard / kill switch market in the United States. We recently posted coverage of your MOB+ device after which I dropped you an email asking you contact us after the Miami International Boat Show in response to a few questions we had. My email quickly received an

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We have been following the rising waters in California which the industry was first touting for the additional sales it would generate as many lakes had been down a while depressing marine sales there. Now as waters continue to rise, California faced/faces continuing issues at the Lake Oroville Lake spillway evacuation, and now the United States Coast Guard is said to be planing to issue

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Fell Marine will be showing MOB+, their wireless kill switch at the Miami International Boat Show this week per their 8 February 2017 press release. They will be in the Fugawi Software booth and have two center console boats on the water in Mag Bay Yachts slips. MOB is a popular nautical abbreviation for Man OverBoard. Fell Marine has partnered with Mag Bay Yachts of

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Over the years we have seen many boat propeller warnings that were not as effective as they should have been for all kinds of reasons. Over the last 40 plus years I have looked at thousands of warnings on many kinds of equipment and none of them have ever made me sick. All that changed Friday 3 February 2017 when we walked the Tulsa Boat

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