Portable marine fuel tanks received an exemption from a regulation that would have required child-proof safety caps. The regulation from the Consumer Product Safety Commission was designed for portable fuel containers used for outdoor power equipment, not portable marine fuel tanks, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association. NMMA lobbied for the exemption, arguing that…more
Fuel Issues and Ethanol
The gasoline additive ethanol is known to cause problems in marine engines. Trade Only follows developments on this issue and others related to fueling recreational boats.
The high price of fuel this summer may have changed some boating habits, but it didn’t stop people from going boating altogether, according to a survey released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association. The 2008 summer fuel survey examined the effects fuel prices had on boat owners’ habits. About 80 percent said they took their…more
The Coast Guard awarded a $1 million contract to OSI Geospatial to upgrade the navigation systems on the buoy tender fleet. Ottawa, Ontario-based OSI provides advanced geospatial systems and software that enable shared real-time situational awareness for military, safety and security applications. The company will upgrade the hardware for the ECPINS navigation systems installed on…more
Parts and accessories provider Attwood Marine is working with the Stant Corp. to develop fuel systems capable of meeting upcoming emissions regulations. Based in Connersville, Ind., Stant manufactures automotive fuel systems and related components. Through the long-term design, manufacturing and distribution partnership, Attwood will serve as Stant’s exclusive partner in the marine industry and lead…more
Delta “T” Systems, Sea-Fire Marine and Marine Exhaust Systems are teaming up to create Global Marine Alliance, joining forces for marketing, sales, warehousing, distribution, trade shows and technical support. Baltimore-based Sea-Fire Marine makes fire suppression systems. Marine Exhaust Systems, of Riviera Beach, Fla., manufactures diesel exhaust systems. Delta “T,” also based in Riviera Beach, makes…more
The wireless MOBi-lert 720i, 7200 and 7600 Man Overboard (MOB) Alarm Systems, from Guilford, Conn.-based Mobilarm, provide automatic alerts and GPS track-back recovery information in man-overboard events. The systems require each crew member to wear a small, rechargeable personal MOBi-lert pendant which, if disconnected from the network through either submersion in water or distance from…more