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New Raritan Macerator Pump Makes Service Easy

New Raritan Macerator Pump Makes Service Easy

Generally an unpleasant topic, Raritan has just received a patent for a new waste macerator pump that promises to take some of the crappiness out of servicing this important on board system.  The following press release came in today describing this  new unit. RARITAN MACERATOR PUMP EARNS US PATENT Anyone who has disconnected a marine sanitation macerator pump for maintenance Continue Reading »

Kevin McDermitt Severely Injured From Fuel Leak Explosion

Kevin McDermitt Severely Injured From Fuel Leak Explosion

A chilling email came in just two days ago from one of my editors at Soundings about a NJ marine tech that has been badly burnt due to an apparent fuel system leak on a customer’s boat. The label above is a sample from ABYC Standard H-24 covering gasoline fuel systems. I really do believe that technicians and servicing dealers Continue Reading »

Paneltronics Celebrates Their 35th Anniversary

Paneltronics Celebrates Their 35th Anniversary

  Paneltronics: 35 Years Of Boating Instrument Panel Excellence! I don’t often copy press releases directly, but this one is special. The Paneltronics story is worth sharing with our readers because I’m not too sure many folks actually know the story of how this company evolved to become a player in the marine electrical field. As the name implies, the Continue Reading »

My Recreational Boating Trip And Visit To Hong Kong

My Recreational Boating Trip And Visit To Hong Kong

Will Hong Kong Adopt & Embrace ABYC Compliance Standards For Their Fleet?  First, sorry to have not posted over the last several weeks. I’ve been in Hong Kong, and then immediately thereafter at the ABYC Annapolis headquarters re-creating our Standards Knowledge Certification program with our friends at NOCTI (national occupational competency testing institute) and a group of 9 industry experts Continue Reading »

Mastervolt/Marinco, C-Zone Recieves A Major Wireless Update

Mastervolt/Marinco, C-Zone Recieves A Major Wireless Update

C-Zone’s new software upgrade has many new features including wireless connectivity. Several new items of note regarding our friends and sponsors over at Mastervolt/Marinco came in over the transom over the July 4th weekend. One of the items is that a bit of “re-branding” is going on within the company. Nrew Zealand’s BEP marine, long known for its excellent switching Continue Reading »

The Skills USA Nationals Celebrates It’s 50th Anniversary

The Skills USA Nationals Celebrates It’s 50th Anniversary

  The Skills USA Nationals Celebrates it’s 50th anniversary in Kansas City Mo. I just returned from one of my favorite annual venues, the Skills USA Nationals held in Kansas City, MO. This year was the 50th anniversary for the event and our Marine Service Technology group had 23 enthusiastic participants in attendance. Sadly, this was the last year for the Continue Reading »

The New ProMariner ProSport Battery Charger For Your Boat

The New ProMariner ProSport Battery Charger For Your Boat

  The New ProMariner ProSport Battery Charger For Your Boat I don’t often reprint press releases sent my way essentially word for word, but this one caught my eye. Truly we are at a technology breakthrough point for battery charging technology when you look at and absorb some of the features this new series of ProMariner battery chargers offers up. Continue Reading »