Clean Boating Act is law

September 1st, 2008

On July 29, President Bush signed into law H.R. 5949/S.2766, the Clean Boating Act of 2008, protecting the more than 17 million recreational boats throughout the U.S. from unprecedented and unnecessary federal regulations. Congress passed the Clean Boating Act on July 22, 2008. The signing of the bill permanently and fully restores a longstanding, commonsense […]

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Products honored for innovation at MAATS

September 1st, 2008

Six marine aftermarket products were honored for innovative achievement by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Boating Writers International (BWI) at the Marine Aftermarket Accessories Trade Show (MAATS) in Las Vegas. The Innovation Awards, organized by NMMA and judged by BWI, recognize those products that best meet the following criteria: innovative distinction from other […]

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Green Boating section on DiscoverBoating.com goes live

September 1st, 2008

The Green Boating section is live on DiscoverBoating.com. It includes fuel-saving ideas, a sneak peak into the latest “green” marine technologies and accessories, and a list of helpful green boating tips. Quick tips for reducing fuel usage Slower speeds on the water reduce fuel usage. Proper use of trim tabs reduces drag, especially while accelerating […]

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Rainier Industries relocates

September 1st, 2008

Rainier Industries moved to a new state-of-the-art facility just one building north from its previous location in Tukwila, Wash. The 140,000-square-foot building houses the company’s corporate offices, plus its metal, wood, fabric, window, graphic and sign shops. In the coming months, Rainier will set up product showrooms to highlight its various capabilities, and by the […]

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Morse Industries introduces new marine catalog

September 1st, 2008

Morse Industries, a national supplier of aluminum and stainless steel extrusions and metal components for the marine industry, has published a new marine catalog with an expanded product line. Featured is H2Ube Channel Tubing and two entirely new product sections for houseboats and wakeboard tower manufacturers. “At Morse, we pride ourselves on creating product solutions,” […]

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Fabric features stain-resistant nanotechnology finish

September 1st, 2008

Primo 150 from Spectro Coating Corp. has the look and feel of suede and uses a nanotechnology finish that is stain-resistant. The American-made, durable, textured fabrics withstand 150,000 double rubs and are produced using environmentally friendly water-based and low-VOC chemicals. Applications include furniture, automotive upholstery, RV and marine interiors, and gaming surfaces. Primo 150 is […]

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Nylon made from recycled materials

September 1st, 2008

Repreve nylon from Unifi Inc. offsets the need to produce virgin nylon by using all recycled materials for its product, conserving the equivalent of 6 million gallons of gasoline. Unifi partnered with Burlington Worldwide, a division of International Textile Group (ITG) Inc., and United Knitting to develop eco-friendly woven and knit fabrics using Repreve nylon […]

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Poly cotton fabric uses water- and abrasion-resistant finish

September 1st, 2008

Fire-Foil poly cotton fabric from Mauritzon uses a Solarbloc Bionic finish that is water- and abrasion-resistant. The fabric is 79 inches wide and comes in 11 colors. A seven-year, full fabric replacement warranty is included. SOURCE Mauritzon

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Shears designed for cutting Kevlar

September 1st, 2008

Bent Kevlar Shears from Clauss are specially designed for cutting Kevlar materials, as well as plastic, canvas and upholstery. The shears feature micro-serrated blades made from high carbon alloy steel with molybdenum and vanadium, and a lifetime warranty. SOURCE Clauss

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Lightweight Stamoid fabric now available

September 1st, 2008

Stamoid SK fabric from Ferrari Textiles, now distributed by Tri Vantage, weighs 20 to 30 percent less than traditional Stamoid. Manufactured with silicone, Stamoid SK is resistant to mold, mildew, UV rays and extreme temperatures. It has a matte finish and a soft feel, but is tough enough to withstand the elements. The flexible fabric […]

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