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Larks
03-26-2010, 04:23 AM
Just followed Lew Barrett's link to the Franmar Soy Strip web site and read the comments on it and have since emailed them to see if they distribute the product in Oz.

I have also just been introduced to "Barnacle buster" this week http://trac-online.com/barnaclebuster.htm and have had one of our apprentices flush through some A/C systems with it. It is pretty new to Oz and I was really impressed with what it did in cleaning out the sea water cooling system of all of the A/C systems.

As a result of that job (overhauling a marine A/C system), I also discovered a product called Gelair http://www.gelair.com.au/ that seems mostly to be supplied to superyachts, but which I plan to use in our offices at work for killing bugs in A/C systems.

We also don't have Slickseam here, which I plan to order in from Fisheries Supplies in the States sometime soon.

So with this week being such an eye opener for me to some decent new products, I am prompted to ask what other useful and innovative marine products you guys may have been impressed by and which are worth passing on to us all???

varadero
03-26-2010, 04:47 AM
Zinguard by MG Duff. It may not be new in the states, but it is relativly new here. I was very sceptical before using it, but now I reccomend it in so many different applications instead of hot galvanising, in many cases it is better.
http://www.mgduff.co.uk/zingard-faq.html

wizbang 13
03-26-2010, 05:42 AM
See through rolling papers. Toilet bowl wax can be substituted for slick seam.

mmd
03-26-2010, 07:05 AM
There is a company in Quebec called Techsol that builds ship’s electrical control systems that have an integrated engine room control system that is the cat’s ass. It has redundant dual computers and integrates multiple engine displays, fire alarms and situation alarms, CCTV, and HVAC system monitoring all through a single, touch-screen display. It can be constructed with discrete PLC’s integrated into the system so that the pilot of the ship can control valves, fans, lights, just about everything in the ship's systems from a menu-driven touch screen on the bridge console…

…oh. Small boats.

Sorry…

Wooden Boat Fittings
03-26-2010, 07:27 AM
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We were looking at Slick Seam for Aileen Louisa, and having to import it. West Marine and FedEx came to the party. (If I have it right, Helgi's first enquiry was to Taylor Marine, who wouldn't accept a credit card payment from an overseas client. As they say over there, Go figure.)

Mike

Larks
03-26-2010, 07:32 AM
There is a company in Quebec called Techsol that builds ship’s electrical control systems that have an integrated engine room control system that is the cat’s ass. It has redundant dual computers and integrates multiple engine displays, fire alarms and situation alarms, CCTV, and HVAC system monitoring all through a single, touch-screen display. It can be constructed with discrete PLC’s integrated into the system so that the pilot of the ship can control valves, fans, lights, just about everything in the ship's systems from a menu-driven touch screen on the bridge console…

…oh. Small boats.

Sorry…

No, not just for small boats, I'm personaly interested in anything but thought this thread might be valuable to anyone on the forum. Certainly my new job is mainly targeting the superyacht industry so Techsol system is interesting to me, our bread and butter is anything that comes in - yachts or small boats to commercial vessels and superyachts, even tidal generators .....surprise surprise.

Larks
03-26-2010, 07:37 AM
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We were looking at Slick Seam for Aileen Louisa, and having to import it. West Marine and FedEx came to the party. (If I have it right, Helgi's first enquiry was to Taylor Marine, who wouldn't accept a credit card payment from an overseas client. As they say over there, Go figure.)

Mike

Mike, West Marine didn't get back to me but I'll email you my prices from Fisheries supplies.

Gerarddm
03-26-2010, 10:46 AM
Just tried some PL Premium construction adhesive, based on the glue comments at www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?t=21822

"Works like 3M5200 but cures and behave like liquid poly."

Impressed with it so far. Bought it at Home Depot.

Thorne
03-26-2010, 10:55 AM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41Ar6FCzjzL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Check out how they used these to track the boats in the Everglades Challenge, also some good use here on this Forum. Impressive!

http://watertribe.com/Events/ChallengeMapper.aspx?RaceID=EC2010

Lew Barrett
03-26-2010, 03:27 PM
H Upmann Magnum 50! Great after a hearty meal at sea, and perfectly legal for Australians, easy availability in Oz! The perfect new product!:D

Wooden Boat Fittings
03-26-2010, 05:45 PM
Mike, West Marine didn't get back to me but I'll email you my prices from Fisheries supplies.

Got it, Greg. Thanks. Duly passed on to Helgi for an answer.

Mike

PeterSibley
03-26-2010, 06:18 PM
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We were looking at Slick Seam for Aileen Louisa, and having to import it. West Marine and FedEx came to the party. (If I have it right, Helgi's first enquiry was to Taylor Marine, who wouldn't accept a credit card payment from an overseas client. As they say over there, Go figure.)

Mike

Ah yes ,my complaint over on the "what knife are you carrying " thread .Some US distributors think the market stops at the ocean lapping US shores .:mad:

Annoying .

John P Lebens
03-27-2010, 11:46 PM
Festool stuff - too expensive, but also too good!

Mirka hand sanding blocks with Autonet paper - designed for use with a vacuum. A very fine product line and not too expensive.

Lew Barrett
03-28-2010, 02:08 AM
Mirka hand sanding blocks with Dutonet paper - designed for use with a vacuum. A very fine product line and not too expensive.

This sounds worth a gander.

snow(Alan H)
03-28-2010, 03:00 AM
H Upmann Magnum 50! Great after a hearty meal at sea, and perfectly legal for Australians, easy availability in Oz! The perfect new product!:D

http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp165/Alanh22/Picture1-36.png

Larks
04-05-2010, 03:47 AM
Here's another one worth passing on, we fitted one of these very simple rope cutters to a yacht during the week. The owner is taking her north and has had a lot of trouble with fishing pots last year so has asked us to fit one of these, he reckons they are the dicks nuts after fitting them to both shafts on his own fishing boat:

http://www.h4marine.com/QuicKutter01.htm

http://www.quickutter.com/

James McMullen
04-05-2010, 07:37 AM
KiwiGrip brand waterborne non-skid. Un-toxic and very easy to apply. Much better than the sand or walnut shells in the paint trick.

Lew Barrett
04-05-2010, 10:39 AM
http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp165/Alanh22/Picture1-36.png

:D:D:D That's the one! Clearly not an availability problem in NZ either!