In Memory of James “Jim” R. Blaney

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of one of the Marine Industry’s pioneers, James “Jim” R. Blaney.

Jim was overcome by Non Hodgkin Lymphoma on February 9, 2017.

Jim, an avid sailor, joined the Mack Boring & Parts Team in 2008 as the Aqua Drive Product Manager, but Jim had been making a marked impact on the Marine Industry for many years.

It was34 years ago when Jim, the Founder, President, and passionate force behind Aquadrive Systems Inc., brought the innovative product to the US marine market. His introduction of CV joints and thrust bearings that greatly reduced noise and vibration added to the enjoyment of countless boaters lives.

Along the way he became a familiar face, a wealth of knowledge and a great celebrator of life.

Jim’s absence will be felt not only here at Mack Boring, but throughout an industry that he helped shape and advance through the last three decades.

Mack Boring & Parts will miss our dear colleague and friend and send their deepest condolences to his family and friends.

If you wish to contribute to Jim’s memory and legacy, the family has requested that memorial donations be sent in Jim’s memory to Leukemia And Lymphoma Society of NJ, 14 Commerce Drive, Suite 301, Cranford, NJ 07016