Even at the low end, a high-performance powerboat propeller will set you back at least $500. Take a look at some of the forged models and you’re talking five figures.
And here’s the thing: A propeller is probably the easiest item to steal from a high-performance boat. A few seconds and a prop wrench is all it takes.
According to a press release from the company, “The locking prop nut is shielded by a stylish, hard-anodized aluminum hydrodynamic cone that is secured to the prop hub assembly with an additional stainless-steel locking mechanism requiring a specially designed key for removal, and then capped for additional security. A variety of key patterns are used to further minimize the risk of theft.”
Not sure what that’s going to look like but I do want to see it.
I’ll check it out and report back on this blog after the show. BBlades didn’t list a price for the new propeller lock, in its press release, but I guarantee you its less than even a low-end prop.