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A business model with Wall Street roots

Commodities trader-turned-dealer says inventory risk sharing would give builders more ‘skin in the game’ These days, managing millions of dollars of boat inventory carries as much risk as a Wall Street options portfolio. Getting it right can make you money; getting it wrong can cost you everything. That’s how Tim Keane, sales manager at Stone…more

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TA100 SmarTach+

Service technicians should check out General Technology Corp.’s new TA100 SmarTach+ wireless tachometer and secondary ignition voltage meter, says GTC vice president of sales and marketing Berge Baronian.   It replaces the company’s SmarTach and includes a display screen and the ability to read higher voltages, he says. It can be used to troubleshoot non-starts,…more

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Super Premium Holding Tank System

The top-mounted fittings on Trionic Corp.’s new Super Premium Holding Tank System allow the removal of standing sewage from discharge hoses, which reduces the chance of odors permeating the hoses, according to Trionic president Santo Cannistra.   “The best boatbuilders now are getting away from putting fittings on the sides of the tank,” Cannistra says.…more

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Underwater LED

Livorsi Marine’s new underwater LED lights are offered in five colors – white, aqua-green, Bimini blue, ultra-blue and cool red. The units, which the company says provide more than 40,000 hours of light, are built with internal self-protection circuitry, so they will not burn boaters or gelcoat. The lights use water to stay cool, but…more

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A cushy ride that’s a game changer

Refining the hovercraft concept, Norwegians hope to take a quantum leap in fuel efficiency Plain is probably an appropriate term for the M65, with its angular deckhouse, small windows and conspicuous air intake grilles on each side of the bow, as the white 65-footer sits at a dock at Antalya on Turkey’s southern coast. But…more

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BioGuard Plus 6

ValvTect Petroleum has added BioGuard Plus 6 to its arsenal of fuel treatments, and it’s designed to prevent bacteria and address all other diesel-related problems.   “It eliminates the need for multiple products,” ValvTect vice president of marketing David Grochocki says. “We were taking orders at the distributor shows in the fall and now it’s…more

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BXT System

New hydraulic trim tabs from Bennett Marine – the BXT System – have the durability and strength that 40-foot to 60-foot motoryachts, as well as military/commercial and sportfishing vessels, require, according to the company. Part of Bennett’s new Premier Line, the dual-acting hydraulic system locks the solid stainless-steel actuators in place, securing the trim tabs…more

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Uni-Flex hoses

SeaTech says it has upgraded its Uni-Flex hoses with improved end fittings. “These hoses could be used anywhere on the boat to deliver fresh water,” national sales manager Jamie MacDonald says. “The quick-connect ends can be male or female.” The hose ends enable the installer to eliminate unnecessary fittings and to save time, especially in…more

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High Water Alert System

Nitro Networks’ High Water Alert System is designed to provide security and peace of mind to boat owners. The system consists of an electronic device – the HiWaterAlert – wired to a float switch in the bilge that detects when the water level rises above a preset threshold. The device triggers the NitroAlert to transmit…more

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Pipe-Max

For surface-finishing pipe and handrails, CS Unitec says its new Pipe-Max combination weld-seam grinder and pipe sander erases seams and can bring satin to mirror finishes to stainless steel, aluminum and high-quality metals. Weighing 11.25 pounds with a 14.5-amp variable-speed electric motor (950 to 3,500 rpm), the tool deburrs, grinds and polishes closed- and open-pipe…more

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