Florida Marine Tanks Awarded 2 US Patents
After recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, Florida Marine Tanks announced it has achieved another milestone with the award of two U.S. patents: the first for its fuel tank with internal evaporative emission system, U.S. patent 8,807,162, and another for its fuel tank with internal fuel shutoff system, U.S. patent 8,807,160. Both help Florida Marine Tanks' products comply with EPA regulations on diurnal emissions. "Being awarded these U.S. patents is validation of our company's hard work and quality products. We're very proud of our knowledgeable and skilled engineering team," said Rosemarie Fiori, Florida Marine Tanks president.
Boat Winterization 101 Tutorial
Winterizing is important not only in ensuring the safety of a vessel but also in safeguarding the maritime environment. The Coast Guard often responds to cases of vessels sinking due to heavy snowfall or oil in the water at a marina due to poor winterization. Enjoy one last trip on your boat – and don’t forget your life jacket – taking note of all the things you’ve been putting off during boating season. Winter is the perfect time to complete your “to-do” list of repairs, replacements or modifications on your boat.