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PYI’s New Super Hose Clamps!

PYI’s New Super Hose Clamps!

Our friends over at PYI have announced the availability of an extremely high end hose clamp that has some really great features. Check this out! PYI Hose Clamps are manufactured entirely out of 316L stainless steel giving them excellent resistance to corrosive chemicals and acids that could limit the life of other metals. Whether used industrially or around the house, Continue Reading »

Shore Power Can Be Lethal

Shore Power Can Be Lethal

Seems like people seem to forget that 120 volts can be lethal. The photo above was sent in by one of my surveyor friends, Dexter Holiday. The photo was taken aboard one of the boats he surveyed recently.  There are several glaring errors with the boat owner installed AC receptacle shown. First, the green screw you can clearly see is Continue Reading »

Battery Isolation Enters a New Age

Our Friends at Blue Sea Systems has raised the bar yet again when it comes to battery isolation with the introduction of a new feature for its already popular ACR devices. The info below describes it all:   Timer Disconnect   ·         12V signal triggers relay to connect battery power to devices ·         When signal is removed the timer is Continue Reading »

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 »

When To Replace The Wing Nuts On Your Boats Battery With Hex Nuts.

When To Replace The Wing Nuts On Your Boats Battery With Hex Nuts.

  How To Fasten Your Boat’s Battery To Be ABCY Compliant. I can hear people out in the boatyard in the early stages of getting their boats ready for the upcoming season. These are sweet sounds after the winter we’ve had! With the sound of Spring come thoughts of common mistakes boat owner’s make with their prep, most often without Continue Reading »