High-modulus polyethylene fiber sails provide stability

March 1, 2008

Dimension-Polyant GmbH added a new sail to its D4 line. The sails are made of Dyneema SK78 high-modulus polyethylene fiber, and were developed to provide dimensional stability, reduce sailcloth weight and increase strength for shape retention. The sails were used by sailors Marc Emig and Bertrand de Broc during a race from Le Havre, France …

Single-component fastener system uses interlocking plastic strips

Velcro USA Inc. introduces Ultra-Mate SC2, a single-component fastener system that slides into place by gripping sets of interlocking grooves. The system uses two interlocking plastic polypropylene strips with scale-like grooves that adhere to solid surfaces. The two strips lock together when they slide into place. This gliding track design allows for installation of products …

Retractable canvas boat top offers variety of mounting options

January 1, 2008

SureShade™, a power-driven, retractable canvas boat top, is available from Rodan Enterprises. Patent-pending SureShade’s telescoping tubes extend horizontally by pushing a button, providing shade without obstructive poles. SureShade offers a variety of mounting options for radar arches, flybridges, towers, t-tops and hard tops. Widths and extension lengths can be customized, and Rodan Enterprises provides product …

Marine prep kit includes vinyl product cleaner and protectant

CMI introduced NBT Marine Prep Kit, a vinyl product cleaner and protectant. CMI will equip all its NBT Marine products with the new prep kit. Instructions are included with a two-ounce bottle of V-Clean all-purpose vinyl cleaner and several NBT Marine Clean foil wipes. NBT Marine vinyl products contain active nano agents that kill and …

Solvent cleans and removes adhesives and sealants

Marine Formula is a patented solvent formulated to clean and remove adhesives and sealants used in marine applications. Marine Formula breaks the molecular bond of polyurethane adhesives and silicone rubber. The solvent will clean cured adhesives, caulks, sealants, black rub marks, liquid nails, most graffiti, overspray, polysulfide sealants, adhesive residue and adhesive films from duct …

Tower system introduced for hardtop boats

Taylor Made Systems introduced the Integrated Tower System (ITS) for hardtop boats. Initially designed to combine wakeboard towers and windshields, the ITS Hardtop incorporates a Taylor Made windshield with a welded wing section. Wake-Tek joints are attached to the top of the wings and secure the hardtop. The unit is equally as stable, strong and …

Folding arm awnings installed on luxury cruise

East Coast Shade Design installed a folding arm awning onto a $3.5 million Princess cruiser. The low-profile cassetted awning blended with the rest of the Princess V65’s design. Components including resilient acrylic fabric, stainless steel fitting and powder-coated aluminum were used in the awning design. SOURCE East Coast Shade Design

Streamlined marine hatch coated for rust protection

From Taylor Made Systems is the Flush Hatch, a deck-recessed marine hatch. The fully welded cover subframe and mainframe are made with 6063 alloy and finished with weather-resistant polyester powder coating for rust protection. Hinges are integrated into the subframe and a recess is incorporated into the deck molding for the hatch and drainage. The …

Flagging system works with the push of a button

The Smart Flag from Haybella Tech Innovations Inc. is a power-driven flagging system that offers the same flagging notifications as a human flagger. Smart Flag works automatically by pushing a button. It mounts on a tower with an Allen screw and is visible from 360 degrees. Smart Flag will be available in March 2008. SOURCE …

Vinyl line combines bold colors with exotic textures

Exotica, a new vinyl line from SilverState Fabrics, combines bold colors with exotic textures to form a racy new covering suitable for multiple applications, including marine. The 14 patterns and 162 SKUs are made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and one new polyurethane. The Exotica line is stain-resistant, cleanable, and double rubs range from 30,000 to …