How to Select a Balmar Charging System

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 There are numerous reasons to upgrade your charging system. Here are some common complaints: I can’t keep my battery charged! My current alternator does not keep up with my electrical requirements/load. I don’t want to run my engine just to charge the batteries. I don’t want to run my generator to charge the batteries when…


Putting out Fires with FM-200 – Safe, No Residue, Non-toxic & Eco-Friendly

Sea-Fire Marine manufactures a unique fire suppression system that utilizes FM-200,  the most accepted and safest extinguishing agent on the market. FM-200 Offers: Safe for use in occupied spaces Will not cause thermal shock damage Residual free Electrically non-conductive Sea-Fire extinguishers are available in sizes to accommodate any vessel, engine room, pilot house or cabin. The fire extinguisher…


Dual Station Engine Controls

Outboard DS UNIT: The DS unit is designed for those boaters that like using one lever to do both throttle and shift in their dual station boat. The Station Selector allows smooth operation of dual function controls in a dual station application. APPLICATION : The dual function DS unit is great for dual station boats…


Adjustable Backstay/Running Backs out of AmSteel

  Over the years, I’ve made a lot of standing and running rigging for Transpac racers.  From sleek little rocket sleds to boats you might expect to see a family cruising the San Juans on, they usually invest in new rigging for the rigors of the 2,200 mile trip from LA to Diamond Head.  A…


Installing a New Custom Boat Lift Canopy

Boat lift canopies are used to protect boats from natural destructive forces such as the wind, rain and the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Many captains with a wide variety of boat shapes and sizes wish to extend the life of their vessel. Custom boat lift canopies are available by CoverTuff and cover the following boat lifts: Shore Station,…


Amp Up with a Marine High Output Alternator

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Have you recently added to your boat’s electronics inventory or have you installed a mega-watt stereo system and lights on your boat?  Have you added to your vessel’s battery bank and now finding that your batteries are not getting charged fully, or that they take an extremely long time to achieve a full charge?  If…


Installing Dock Edge and Post Bumpers

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Aside from fenders, a variety of products are available for purchase that will protect boats from the hard corners or sided of docks. Dock edges are sometimes preferable to fenders because they can permanently be kept in place and offer an alternative for protecting one’s vessel. Options include wave dock guards, dock corner edging and…


Choices and Considerations for Shower and Sump Pumps

A fully-stocked modern 36-40 foot powerboat can contain more than a dozen pumps that carry out an array of tasks. Sump pumps are commonly used to move shower, sink or sump water from the utility to storage tanks in the vessel. The water will be pumped into a gray water waste tank, which can be…


Freshwater Marine Pumps: Par Max

The original Peters and Russell Pumps – PAR, by Jabsco (now a division of XYLEM) The original PAR (Peters and Russell) belt driven diaphragm water pumps by Jabsco are the grandfather of the electric boating pumps. 80% of all boats made today will have a PAR or Jabsco pump of one kind or another on-board the…


Choosing a Regulatory, Ski or Personal Water Craft Marker Buoy

Sur-Mark White Can Regulatory Marker Buoy

When selecting a type of regulatory buoys, certain requirements must be met to comply with the regulations set by the authorities who govern local waterways. Many regulatory buoys, such as those manufactured by Taylor Made, are filled with polyurethane foam and have concrete weight to retain a balance between weight and buoyancy that keeps them stable, upright…