Corrosion Protection

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Evac VacuConvert Gravity Toilet Adapter

Vacuum toilets offer many advantages on luxury yachts and specialized cruise vessels including lower water consumption and a more efficient action. In the past, designers have tended to choose traditional gravity toilets because they are available in a wider range of colors and styles, but now Evac has developed a solution that gives them the best of both worlds.The Evac VacuConvert enables conventional wall-mounted gravity toilets to be easily and inexpensively turned into vacuum toilets.

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Polyflake Coatings Protect Against Chemical, Mechanical and Galvanic Corrosion

After several Trinity megayachts experienced degradation of aluminum materials in the sea chest and exhaust piping, Capt. Dirk Sachse looked for a new solution versus cutting out the exhaust and replacing.“There were various theories out there, including galvanic corrosion” said Capt. Sachse, master of M/Y Themis, a 156-Trinity.“We did our own metallurgical tests and it was all 5083, 5086 good quality pipe, just as specified on the drawings. It was verified good stuff, but prone to breaking down under a certain temperature.”Capt.

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Volvo Penta Buys Majority Stake in Seven Marine

Volvo Penta informs it has signed an agreement to become the major owner of U.S. based outboard motor manufacturer, Seven Marine, enabling the Swedish company to extend its scope of integrated propulsion systems. “With this acquisition, Volvo Penta is entering the outboard motor segment,” said Volvo Penta president, Björn Ingemanson. Volvo Penta said the deal will broaden its technology platform, while Seven Marine will be able to further develop its existing outboard technology to satisfy a wider range of needs for its customer base.

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Webasto A/C Series Quiet, Compact

An air-conditioned cabin can be a welcome relief on hot, humid nights. The BlueCool S-Series of self-contained air conditioning units from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America provide energy-efficient climate control in a quiet, compact package. Designed for boats with up to three cabins, the self-contained, stand-alone BlueCool S-Series includes seven sizes of compact air conditioners with integrated reverse-cycle heating. Models range from 8,000 to 27,000 BTU/h to fit the boat owner's needs.

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The Trophy Boat Brand Returns

Honda Marine, a division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and H2O Sports Manufacturing, LLC announced a new agreement to revive the iconic Trophy brand boat to be powered exclusively by Honda Marine engines. Honda Marine is a marketer of a complete range of outboard marine 4-stroke engines. H2O Sports Manufacturing is a boat builder of high quality Clearwater Sport Fishing Boats, Cape Craft Sport Fishing Boats and Outcast Skiffs. According to the terms of the new agreement, H2O Sports Manufacturing will produce a full new lineup of Trophy skiffs to be powered by Honda Marine engines.

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New Electric Outboard from Torqeedo

Torqeedo has introduced a new flagship model for its low-voltage Cruise line, the Cruise 10.0. This 20 horsepower-equivalent, emission-free outboard can plane light boats at speeds up to 28 mph and moves displacement hulls from 3 to 10 tons at up to 9 mph. The Cruise 10.0's electronically commutated, brushless DC motor and carefully optimized propeller provides up to 12 kW at peak input and 10 kW continuous power. The 48V outboard delivers performance while maintaining the simple handling and installation of a low-voltage system, the manufacturer said.

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Mercury Marine's New Engine has Power to Spare

Mercury MerCruiser’s new 6.2-liter V-8 300hp and 350hp sterndrive engines, which are purpose-built specifically for marine use, deliver increased power and torque while providing a remarkably quiet and smooth ride. “With the introduction of our new 6.2-liter V-8 sterndrive engines, Mercury continues to build on its success of designing and manufacturing propulsion systems that deliver the most intuitive, powerful, worry-free, smooth and quiet boating experience,” said John Pfeifer, president of Mercury Marine.

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Mystik Lube Caters for Wider Marine Engine Range

Houston-based supplier Mystik informs that its lubricants will now be available in a wider range of 4-cycle FC-W marine engine oil viscosity grades, including full synthetics 10W-30 and 10W-40 as well as the new synthetic blends 25W-40 and 25W-50. Formulated to meet the demanding requirements of 4-cycle marine engines, Mystic say that the new products deliver unmatched performance, protection and cleanliness for engines requiring FC-W engine oils. In addition to providing superior wear…

New Anode Offers Longer Product Life

For several decades, boatbuilders and shipyards worldwide have relied on Martyr Diver's Dream anode plates from Canada Metal (Pacific). When additional protection was needed, users would often double stack the Diver's Dream anode. Now, to better meet this demand, the company introduced the Diver's Dream "Heavy". Double the thickness and weight of the original, this new anode plate is 1" thick and suited for jobs requiring corrosion protection that lasts twice as long as the original.

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Evans Updates Coolant Label System

Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., producer of a unique line of waterless engine coolants, announces the release of its new labels for its High Performance Coolant, previously known as NPG+C. The coolant is available in gallons, drums and totes, and the improved label better serves the constantly changing demands of the industry. The technology in Evans High Performance Coolant offers improved performance and reliability for all gasoline and light duty diesel engines. With a boiling point of 375°F…

Evans Debuts New Powersports Label

Evans Cooling Systems, Inc., creator of the only waterless engine coolants, announces the release of its new Evans Powersports Coolant labels. Evans Powersports formula was introduced in the fall of 2011, has since experienced sales growth in the Powersports industry. The coolant is available in half gallon containers and the improved label better serves the uniqueness of Evans revolutionary waterless engine coolants. Formulated specifically for Powersports equipment and personal recreational vehicles, Evans advanced technology offers improved performance and reliability for motorcycles, ATV’s, UTV’s, and snowmobiles.