Boat soap

September 1, 2011

Safe, non-toxic, non-corrosive, fragrance-free and 100-percent biodegradable in under 28 days, GreenClean Boat Soap is a concentrated solution that is tough on dirt—without the use of harsh chemicals—and leaves no residue. Needing just one capful per gallon of water, the soap forms a rich foam that removes salt scum, mildew, sludge and rubber marks. It …

EPA finalizes fueling guidelines

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized guidelines outlining a gas pump warning label, as well as other misfueling controls for E15 gasoline. The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has expressed concern that the EPA’s misfueling rule does not take significant steps to address anticipated problems with the risk of misfueling. Nor does the rule ensure …

LED light bar

The Magnalight LEDPB10W-80X2E LED light bar produces a 6,880-lumen beam that reaches over 750 feet in usable length and can illuminate reflective objects at even greater distances. A Lexan lens protects its dual rows of LEDs. The bar is waterproof to three meters and resistant to damage from impacts, shocks and vibrations. It can withstand …

Barnacle remover

Barnacle Buster safely and easily dissolves scale, barnacles, zebra mussels, calcium, rust, lime and other mineral deposits. It can be used to de-scale heat exchangers, air conditioning systems, outdrives, outboards and anywhere marine growth is found. It is available in ready-to-use or concentrated forms, in 1-quart and 1-gallon bottles, 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums and 250-gallon …

Noise reduction material

Acoustiblok reduces unwanted noises, including those from the boat’s engine wall, engine cover and gas tank cover. The viscoelastic polymer material has a high-density mineral content, making it heavy and yet extremely flexible. As sound waves cause the material to flex, internal friction occurs and the acoustical energy is dissipated. All-weather panels withstand water, humid …

How to choose interior and upholstery fabric

Boat interior and upholstery work runs the gamut from utilitarian deck cushions on recreational boats to high-fashion staterooms on yachts with round-the-clock climate control. Regardless, fabrics used inside any boat are still in the marine environment and benefit from having the performance characteristics found in exterior fabrics, such as resistance to UV exposure, mildew and …

Boat market is improving

GE Capital Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF) issued its 2011 mid-season marine industry update. “We are generally pleased with the year-to-date results across the nation, despite challenging regional weather conditions and an overall “mixed” macro-economic climate,” wrote Bruce Van Wagoner, managing director of the marine division at CDF, in the report. “Wholesale shipments in units are …

MarChem CFI products in space

A team of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison won NASA’S 2011 Space Habitat Competition, the eXploration Habitat (X-Hab) Academic Innovation Challenge, to design and build a space habitat. Fabric manufacturer MarChem CFI donated its Odyssey IV fabric, a flame-retardant version of its Odyssey III fabric, to the project. According to the judges, the Wisconsin …

Miami Corp. boosts mount track line

Miami Corp. added two new products to its mount track product line. Costa Track is a PVC center-mount track designed to replace flange-style track. It maximizes load capability for large covers, biminis and track-to-track enclosures and can be heat-formed to most radii. It comes predrilled every 4 inches. Flex-A-Rail requires only small amounts of heat …

Outdura earns Oeko-Tex certification

Outdura Corp. earned Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification, one of the best-known and most successful labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. The test criteria and the related test methods for certification are standardized on an international level and are widely included as guidance in terms and conditions of purchase and delivery. “The Oeko-Tex label is …