We are well into the New Year and the boat show “season” is kicking off; so for those of us in the cold weather, we have some indoor activity to look forward to. Of course, we’ll be at the Miami International Boat Show February 12-16! Keep reading to find out how to win BBLADES swag from hats and shirts, or $392 Lab Finish gift certificate. You’ll also get a heads-up on the new product being released in Miami.
If you’re not lucky enough to be in Miami for the Boat Show, we’ll keep you updated on all the excitement from our BBLADES Facebook page.
There is a lot to cover, starting with how you can save some money on prop work while trying to stay warm….
Tune-Up Your Prop with BBLADES’ Winter Special
During January and February, BBLADES will inspect and repair your stainless steel wheel, perform lab finishing to maximize the performance of your prop, or customize any new propeller, for just $80 an hour.
No matter the brand, BBLADES can perform whatever propeller work you require. If you need to replace a prop, we offer competitive pricing on Mercury, Hering, Hydromotive, Stiletto, Acme and Turbo, as well as our own line of BBLADES propellers.
The slower winter months—when Northerners are just dreaming of boating—are the perfect time to have propeller work done. Don’t wait in line next Spring with the slackers!
Now is also a good time to start planning to take advantage of BBLADES propeller testing program, as soon as the weather breaks. The Winter Tune-Up Special ends February 28.
Meet Me In Miami
If you’re coming to the Miami International Boat Show, be sure to swing by the BBLADES booth #4066, and say hello!
We’ll have product on display (keep reading for the newest) and answer your questions as always, but this year we have a free gift for you!
You should know that this gift has a special code included, that, when entered at BBLADES.com, could win a LAB Finish gift certificate valued at $392, a $150 gift certificate for any merchandise or service (except the Winter Tune-Up Special), a Bravo-style BSAFE Prop Lock, a PropStop propeller bag, or a T-Shirt/ Hat combo.
Check out the BBLADES Facebook page, for Miami photos and see if you see someone you know!
New BBLADES Blaster Adding Inches
You might be trying to lose inches in the New Year, but BBLADES is adding inches of pitch to its very own line of Blaster propellers, making the ultimate “go-fast” outboard prop even more versatile, ensuring to squeeze every drop of performance from your boat.
The BBLADES Blaster—a full-on, 4-blade, over-hub exhaust, high-performance design—will be available in one-inch pitch increments from 23”– 33”, premiering at the Miami Boat Show.
We like to call the Blaster a “clopper-style” propeller; half-cleaver, half-chopper with the best characteristics of both. Like a cleaver, the ‘Blaster’ features small blades with a straight trailing edge. The over-hub exhaust reduces drag and performs best piercing the surface of the water. Like a chopper, the blades are stream-lined; rounded with a big cup on the trailing edge. The full, parabolic rake angle increases as the blade moves away from the hub creating overall lift from the transom to the bow.
In short, the BBLADES ‘Blaster’ is designed to deliver optimum lift, lightning–fast trim reaction, maximum performance, and minimal stress to the blade area. Available in right-hand and left-hand rotation and 14.5 and 14.75-inch diameters, the ‘Blaster’ NOW has one inch pitch increments from 23” – 33” making it a versatile competitor that can be customized to any application and set–up.
Be sure to stop by the Skater Powerboat booth as well to see a set of 14.75×31 pitch Blasters on Jim and Sue Kimmel’s brand new 30 Skater, powered by twin Mercury XS Engines.