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Hering Kicks Off 2010 Road Show

Hering Propellers takes to the road—via the Hering Support Truck—this coming weekend for the Havasu Boat Show March 12-14 in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. This is the first time the Huntington Beach, Calif., company has displayed at the small-but-growing event.

According to Hering’s Jeff Johnston, the truck will be stocked with its usual variety of propellers, shirts and hats, as well as the company’s new propeller cases, which for March are being offered at the “two for one” price of $175 with the purchase of any pair of Hering five- or six-blade props.

As usual, the truck will be staffed with technicians who offer complete propeller repair and tuning services. At a time when on-site support trucks are scarce at high-performance boating events, this is good news.

Even better news is that, according to Johnston, Hering has dramatically cut its production time, from order to delivery, of new propellers.

“I have 100 props in stock right now, in all the standard sizes for offshore boats,” Johnston told me this morning. “That obviously helps with new orders. Now, we can build a set of props in two to three weeks. It used to take two to three months.”

Here’s the tentative Hering Support Truck Schedule for 2010

•Poker Runs America Cape Coral (Fla.) Poker Run, March 26-27

•Desert Storm/ Lake Havasu (Ariz.) Poker Run, April 22-25

•Jacksonville (Fla.) River Rally, June 4-5

•Sunny Isles (Fla.) Offshore Challenge, June 11-14

•Emerald Coast (Fla.) Poker Run, August 12-14

•Key West (Fla.) World Finals, November 8-14