Crab and Shrimp Pot Pullers / Haulers

Crab and shrimp pot pullers lead a hard life. Pullers and haulers are one boat part that is exposed to the elements, harsh weather, hard operation usage and general negligence for it’s entire service life. Whether it is a small pocket puller used in an oarlock or a gas or electric pot puller pulling hundreds of pounds, pot pullers must do the work without fail.

There are three main types of pot haulers; manual, electric and gas operated. The choice of this marine part is based on how often you intend to use the hauler (recreational or professional), the weight of the pot and the power source available on-board the vessel.

Manual Pot Pullers

Manual crab and shrimp pot pullers are great for smaller vessels with limited power and limited use with pot weights less than 100 pounds. The smallest pot puller is designed to be used in a dinghy or rowboats oar lock. The Pocket Puller fits right into the oarlock (which you could mount on the transom) and allows hand line hauling without being near the gunwale or transom.  The Handy Hauler is a davit with a block on the end of it. Rated at 300 pounds capability, the Handy Hauler may be used by hand or with a user supplied motor for the davit or on the gunwale.

Electric Pot Pullers

The most common pot puller arrangement is 12 volt electric powered. The options for pulling total pot weight range from 100 to 300 pounds. There are two main styles of pot pullers; The first where the puller motor is supported on a swivel at the end of the davit and the second is where the puller motor is mounted on the davit, over the gunwale and the line is run through a block. For those working in the Pacific Coast shrimp and crab industry, the davit end mounted puller motor is more familiar and common. The puller motor mounted to the davit is more typically seen on the Atlantic Coast in the lobster, crab and shrimp industry. The choice of styles depends more on what a fisherman finds comfortable using and the vessel they are using it on. The Ace +40 Line Hauleris a recreational hauler that can handle up to 100 lbs pot pull. For a davitless installation or for use with the Handy Hauler, the Quick Catch pot puller can be gunwale mounted recreational use. Quality Productsbuilds recreational to light commercial pot haulers of both puller motor styles and accommodating continuous pot pulls with the:

  • Sports Safe-T-Puller and Safe-T-Hauler pulling 100lbs with a 1.1 HP motor
  • Alaska Safe-T-Puller and Safe-T-Hauler pulling 200lbs with a 1.6 HP motor
  • Light Commercial Safe-T-Puller and Safe-T-Hauler pulling 300lbs with a 2.1 HP motor

Gas Pot Pullers

The Honda powered gas pot puller is an option for those boats that want to avoid electric motors. The biggest advantages are the incredible line speed of 180 feet per minute coupled with the heaviest lift capacity of 550 pounds. For the professional who needs speed and hauling capacity as well as the rugged reliability of the Honda engine, this puller meets the needs.

Frigoboat Sets the Standard in Marine Refrigeration

With several different compressor models available, Frigoboat is capable of cooling refrigerator boxes of up to 20 cubic feet or freezer boxes up to 10 cubic feet.

The basics of a refrigeration system are a compressor/condenser, an evaporator and a box or area to contain the cold air. Additionally, a controller/thermostat is used to control the system, so it doesn’t just run all the time.


Compressors/Condensers

Frigoboat offers three types of compressors so there’s one for every budget.

  • Air Cooled Compressors
  • Water Cooled Compressors
  • Keel Cooled Compressors

Air Cooled Compressor/Condenser refrigeration systems use a fan to move cooing air through the condenser and provide your boat with cold food storage. 

Firgoboat air-cooled condensing unit for marine regeneration
Air-Cooled Condensing Unit

Water Cooled Compressor/Condenser refrigeration systems use an external water pump to move cooing water through the condenser for your boat’s refrigerator/freezer.

Keel Cooled Compressor/Condenser systems use a keel-cooler as the condenser to provide the best most efficient, and quiet, form of marine refrigeration.

Generalized Keel Cooled Set-up

Frigoboat Offers Three Evaporator Options

Bendable Flat Plate can be used flat or bent to fit in your refrigerator or freezer box.

The Flat Plate with Stainless Cover (Non-Bendable) is recommended if bending is not required and offers protection from hard object thanks to the steel cover.

Vertical & Horizontal Bin Type Evaporators are a pre-bent plate that forms a small freezer section in the ice box on your boat.

Frigoboat Thermostats

Frigoboat offers Manual Thermostats for refrigerators or freezers and Digital LED Thermostats. The LED thermostats include a display panel that can be mounted conveniently where you can clearly see what your refrigerator/freezer box temperature is at any time.

The Frigoboat Optional Fan Speed Control

Frigoboat’s Merlin II is a small circuit board that plugs onto the controller of your Danfoss BD35 or BD50 compressor to control the compressor speed automagically! The Merlin II includes a green LED that blinks to show at what speed the compressor is running and a red LED that blinks one to five times to tell you where to troubleshoot should your compressor stop for an electrical fault reason.

Merlin II gives you big energy savings while also protecting your system’s electronics and reducing the stress on various components.

For technical help in putting together a Frigoboat refrigeration system for your boat, contact Go2marine at 800-998-9508

Remove Salt from Your Boat, Engine and Marine Equipment

Looking for a way to remove salt from your boat and other marine equipment including boat cooling system, cleats, other metal and fiberglass parts?

Salt-Away salt removal washing concentrate uses a carefully selected blend of ingredients that will provide optimum cleaning for your boat and boat engine. Salt-Away washing concentrate provides salt removal from virtually any surface.

Salt-Away uses a water-based 100% – Non-Hazardous, Non-Toxic, and Biodegradable blend of ingredients that dissolves salt crystals from surfaces. Water alone cannot do this.

Salt-Away flushes salt from inboard/outboard engines.

Many boats have engines using a fresh water closed cooling system. Some boat owners do not realize that the raw water side of the engine, where salt water passes through the heat exchanger and out the exhaust manifold, can have major salt corrosion problems. Without proper maintenance, this corrosion leads to expensive repairs.

Salt-Away has many uses:

  • Engine flush – Can correct engine over-heating by breaking down layers of salt accumulation
  • Cleaning diving & fishing gear
  • Seaside home maintenance – A/C units, patio furniture etc.
  • Power & Sail boat salt removal – sails, sail covers, line, hardware etc.
  • Boat trailer and trailer brake wash

Salt-Away is economical to use with a dilution rate of 500 to 1 ratio.

The Salt-Away SA32M Combo Kit combines a one quart Salt-Away concentrate bottle and a 6 oz capacity, re-usable Mixing Unit. The Salt-Away Kit is recommended as the “Starter Kit” for the Salt-Away salt removal product line.

  • 6 oz Salt-Away concentrate holding capacity
  • Mixing Unit connects to
    • Garden hoses
    • Pressure Washer in lines

Salt-Away cleaning solution can be used with other Marine Engine Flushing systems and units to keep your inboard and outboard engine cooling system clean. When used with other Marine Cleaning Tools, Salt-Away removes salt build up and gets parts and surfaces ready to protect with wax or polish.

Go2marine has many more items to help boat owners care for, maintain and repair their boat. If you have questions about the care and upkeep of your boat, check our site or give us a call at (800) 998-9508

Improved GM Reduction Starters


Sierra has redesigned their line of permanent magnet marine GM Reductions Starters for 2020

The Sierra improvements to their GM Reductions Starters include:

  • Starters  now have all steel gear construction for a longer more reliable life on your boat.
  • Starters include a more efficient solenoid requiring less amperage. The previous solenoids could potentially over heat and fail from low marine battery voltage.
  • The upgraded starters are designed to reduce water intrusion with an improved housing that seals off the internal components.
  • Sierra has introduced a one way Duckbill Drain Valve in the event of moisture or water entering the starter housing.
  • Sierra is now painting the starter housing to reduce rust and corrosion found in the marine environment.

The updated GM Reduction Starters include three models that fill the needs of many power boat owners and include

If you needs to find a starter for another make or model marine engine, or other parts for your Mercruiser, Volvo Penta or OMC powered boat give Sierra Marine Engine and Drive Parts Sonar Finder Tool a try on our our site, Go2marine.com

Give us call if you have questions about any of your boating or marine needs at (800) 998-9508

Stiff or Sloppy Mechanical Boat Steering

Is your boat’s mechanical steering system stiff or sloppy?

As steering cables age, they develop excessive play, stiffness and in some cases they freeze up.

So what does a boater do when their boat’s mechanical steering system needs relief from these signs of age?

Uflex USA offers solutions with both Rotary and Rack & Pinion Steering Kits and replacement cables.

Go2marine recommends the Rotech Rotary System for outboards under 150 HP as well as Inboards and Sterndrives for it’s versatility compact design and positive feel.

What makes the Uflex Rotary Systems different from the competition?

Uflex USA offers a patented helm unit with a planetary gear system consisting of 6 points of contact that results in a smoother more positive feel at the helm.

Weather replacing a Rack & Pinion or a Rotary System the Uflex Rotary System will bolt up in place of your old system without any modification.

What about larger outboard engines and sterndrives?

For larger outboard engines and sterndrive units (without power assist steering), Go2marine recommends the Accura System with the Zero Torque Feedback Helm Units. The Accura System utilizes a spring clutch helm unit that eliminates the continuous load on the steering wheel so you don’t feel feedback torque.

Uflex USA also offers the components you need if you are looking to add, upgrade or convert your Rack & Pinion or Rotary Steering System to a tilt helm.

If you need help identifying your old steering system, finding replacement cables, helm units or measuring for a new Steering System call the specialist at Go2marine (800) 998-9508 or shop online at Go2marine.com.

Glendinning Electronic Boat Engine & Transmission Controls

Electronic Marine Engine and Transmission Controls offer boat owners smooth, precise control of throttle and gear transition with less effort. Boat owners are amazed at the smooth response electronic controls provide.

Glendinning Covered Smart Controler II
The Glendinning Smart Actuator II

So why choose Glendinning Electronic Controls?

  • No more fighting those old stiff mechanical cables
  • Multiple control stations without the clutter of 2 or 4 control heads
  • Integrated Multiple Engine Capability: Two or three engines can be controlled as easily as a single engine, for outboard, inboard, or stern drive applications — with the full advantage and feel of electronic precision

Glendinning offers Electronic Controls for:
Motor Yachts, Sport Fishers, Trawlers, Work Boats, and Military Vessels

All Electronic & Mechanical Engines & Transmissions Including:
Sterndrives, Saildrives, Inboards, Outboards, and Waterjets

Standard Features of Glendinning Controls:

  • Single lever control (throttle and shift in one handle) single or twin-engine applications
  • 6 station capability
  • Posi-Lock gear lock out (warm mode)
  • Engine synchronization
  • Start interlock
  • Dual battery inputs
  • Dimmable keypad
  • Full diagnostic review
  • Available in 12 & 24 volt

Optional Features:

  • Handheld remote control
  • Trolling Valve Control
  • Trim/Tilt control (Outboard/Sterndrives w/ 6-Button Control Head)
  • Palm Beach Mount

Glendinning standard kits are sold for single station applications. Adding an additional station requires the correct length communication harness and matching control head for each station. However, with the Glendinning CAN bus technology it’s as simple as plug and play for up to six additional stations.

Additional PRO-X 33C Type or 33C/Mercruiser cables are required to complete installation.

Glendinning Marine Pro-X 33C control cable universal
Universal Cable
Glendinning Marine Pro-X 33C control cable Mercruiser
Mercruiser Type Cable

Glendinning Controls are Manufactured in the USA and carry a 2 Year Repair or Replace Warranty

For technical help or application questions call Go2marine at 800-998-9508

Barr Marine Manifold by EDM

Replacing your marine manifolds is inevitable if you own your boat long enough. Fortunately, there are aftermarket manifolds available at a substantial savings vs. the OEM manifolds.

That being said; not all aftermarket manifolds are created equal.

Barr Manifolds by EDM are the only aftermarket manifolds available made in the USA. Barr casts, machines and inspects all their products to the highest of standards right here in the states.

Ford marine engine manifold by Barr Marine

Barr by EDM offers replacement manifolds, risers and related exhaust parts for most current gas engine makes and models including Mercruiser, OMC, Volvo Penta and Crusader.

Barr Manifolds and Risers have thicker internal walls for a longer life vs. their aftermarket, imported competitors.

All Barr OEM replacement Manifolds and Risers come painted to match the OEM color and fit right in on your boat’s engine.

All Barr Manifolds and Risers come with the required gaskets and mounting hardware for standard applications. Some fresh water cooled applications may require extra gaskets or block off plates, but we have those available.

Barr Manifolds, Risers and Exhaust Connectors are designed to minimize back pressure, and in many cases, after replacing the OEM manifolds with Barr Manifolds and Risers, engine R.P.M.’S are increased resulting in better performance and increased fuel economy.

Barr Manifolds and related parts come with a 3-year limited warranty against manufactures defect.

You can start your manifold search here. For application assistance or general questions call the Engine Specialist at Go2Marine (800) 998-9508