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The Perfect Dock, Garden, Yard Cart

There are few items that can travel so effortlessly between use for the boat and use for around the home as the Tipke Aluminum Folding Cart. At a mere 33 pounds, the Foldit cart is capable of handling loads in excess of 300 pounds! Removable front gate (included) allows for larger loads and quick, easy, controlled dumping of soil or mulch. Use it for carrying valuables up and down the dock or for work around the garden and yard; and when you are finished with the cart, it folds to a compact depth of just over 9″ for easy out-of-the-way storage.

Made in the USA and backed with a 2 year warranty!

Other Uses

Tipke has thought of uses beyond the dock, yard and garden with two accessories. This dock cart can be ‘towed’ around by more than just you. There is a bicycle hitch attachment that allows your cart to be towed behind your bike to the local market or on errands. There is also a trailer hitch attachment that allows the cart to be pulled along behind a yard tractor.

Rugged Service

This cart is built for years of rugged service. The all aluminum construction is rust free and corrosion resistant. The 20 inch pneumatic tires along with the position of the axle allows travel with heavy loads over uneven terrain with some ease. When not in use the cart is kept folded by the retracting handle. The cart can be ready for use quickly by unlocking the handle and opening the cart.

Your Own Dock Cart

For boaters, the corrosion resistant construction, weight carrying capacity and compact storage size meet all the criteria of the boater who is cruising around or wanting their own cart. The days of hunting the finger piers for an empty cart are gone. When you travel from marina to marina during the summer cruise, the Tipke dock cart comes in handy for picking up supplies or loading and unloading guests possessions.

Replacement Boat Lift Canopies

The boat lift has been at the lake for years. It has stood up surprising well for an aluminum frame that has been alternatingly; in the water or dragged up and frozen on the shore.

The primary purpose of a boat lift is two-fold; to lift the boat out of the water to keep the bottom clean and to keep the boat shaded / sheltered from above to protect it from the sun and weather.

Now after more than a decade, the cover portion of the boat lift is starting to look worn – or perhaps a recent wind storm finally finished the old fabric top off.

Go2marine supplies boat lift canopy covers for many of the boat lifts built-in the past 40+ years. Boat lift cover fabric is available in 3 types of fabric with 6 colors each offering 18 choices of personalizing the fabric.

Fabric

  • Vinyl – good quality and long-lasting; likely the fabric you had on your boat lift canopy from the factory. Heavy weight at 16 oz. per square yard. Easy to clean and affordable.
  • Harbor Time – better quality and more visually appealing to some. This is an Acrylic coated Polyester material. Quality look at a lighter weight, 11 oz. Made by the same company that makes Sunbrella.
  • Seamark – great quality with a rugged fabric. This fabric is a combination of the two best materials; the rugged acrylic fabric Sunbrella and a backing of waterproof vinyl. Sunbrella is also waterproofed at the thread level (no coating to peel away). At just over 16 oz. it is the heaviest of the boat lift cover fabrics.

Construction

  • Maximum leak resistance – all the fabrics that are used in the construction for boat lift canopies are coated and offer long-term water resistance.
  • Custom fit, Custom details – CAD patterns, scalloped trim. Professional seams along with stitching reinforcement where it is needed the most.

Installation

The original top was being held on with springs and line. Your replacement cover will have all necessary mounting hardware included. Canopy Installation Instructions will be included with the new replacement fabric canopy.

Replacement boat lift canopy covers for most popular manufacturers of boat lifts, including: Shore Station, Lake Shore, Beach King, Floe, Hewitt, Newman’s, Pier Pleasure, Porta-Lift and Shoremaster. All of these manufacturers are based in Minnesota, the “Boat Lift” State!

The installed T-top boat cover keeps your boat clean and dry

Go2marine offers Taylor-Made T-top Center Console Boat Covers for boats with fixed position “T” tops. These boat covers are built to accommodate a wide range of vessels, from 17.5′ to 26.4′. There are two groups of T-top covers, those that fit boats with no bow rails to 6″ bow rails and another group for those with taller rails, from 6″ up to 18″ bow rails. If you are uncertain how to measure your boat, follow these simple measurement guidelines.

Fabric and Construction:

The semi-custom T-top boat cover is manufactured from 6 ounce Hot Shot with a 5 year limited warranty. Exclusive for Taylor-Made boat covers, engine covers and other fabric products, they are  now sewn together with Gore Tenara thread. The thread is resistant to UV sunlight, saltwater, chemicals, acid rain and harsh environments; in fact, Gore stands behind the Tenara thread and guarantees that it will outlast ANY fabric it is sewn with. From the Acrylic Coated Polyester to the strap buckles and straps, these covers are made to stand up to years of service.

Installation:

Unlike T-top boat covers of the past, this pattern allow for two major design improvements.

  • The cover is made in 2 sections that can be zipped together
  • The cover can be installed by just one person – without a ladder.
Get started by pulling on the bow section…

After removing the cover from the box, separate the front and the back sections. Place the bow section over the bow and pull the cover on until it reaches the center cockpit. You may need to work from side to side. Now do the same with the stern section, pulling it on until it reaches the center console. Standing on the deck, secure and zip down one side 1/2 way, then the other side. Pull the zipped cover up under the T-top and secure. Step off the boat and zip the cover the rest of the way down on both sides.

Secure the zipped portion of the boat cover down on each side. Once you are done with the zippers and securing the straps across the zipper, move to the bow. Install the trailer strap on the bow, then work towards the stern. Here are the Complete T-Top Coat Cover Installation Instructions.

The result is a fabric boat cover that keeps out the elements and protects your investment for years to come.

From boating on the lake to tying up at the dock...

Go2marine with Taylor Made Marine Products is offering a drawing of $500 Gift Card for one lucky boater. Enter the Taylor Made Sweepstakes.

Taylor Made manufacturers a complete source of marine products and accessories. From the dock edging and guards right next to your boat to the fenders, buoys and mooring whips that keep your boat from contacting the dock. Taylor Made offers bimini tops, anchor shade umbrellas, misting systems and other products to protect you from the sun while on your boat as well as boat covers to keep your boats finish looking like new.

Tenara Thread - Lifetime Seam Warranty

Tenara thread is now used in all Ultima and Hotshot fabric products including boat covers, biminis and motor hoods. Tenara thread is guaranteed to outlast ANY fabric that it is used to sew – this means no more seams separating because the thread has failed to live up to the sun or weather.

Sweepstakes ends June 15th, 2011. No purchase necessary. See details below**

**You must be 18 years or older to enter. No purchase necessary. $500 Gift Card will be issued from a major credit card company. See full sweepstakes rules and details here.

Servicing for Glacier Bay Refrigeration

To sailboat and powerboat cruisers locally and around the world, the name Glacier Bay was recognized for many years as one of the leaders in marine refrigeration. Although Glacier Bay is no longer building or servicing the marine refrigerators / freezers, service is now available through Pacific Sea Breeze Marine.

For all of you lucky boaters who have been enjoying the many benefits of a Glacier Bay refrigeration system, you will be happy to learn that Pacific Sea Breeze Marine has taken over the support and service for these wonderful refer systems.  Located in Santa Cruz California, Pacific Sea Breeze Marine supplies a wide range of marine products for heating, cooling, and refrigeration.  They will soon be offering their own line of refer systems comparable to Glacier Bay’s high-capacity Micro HPS as well as smaller systems to meet the full range of marine refrigeration applications. They can be reached at info@pacificseabreeze.com.

As many will recall, a few years ago Glacier Bay decided to shift emphasis away from marine and concentrate on other endeavors such as Glacier Bay Technology Climate Control System for trucks.  This allows the drivers to be comfortable in their sleeper cab without having to leave their motors idling.  According to Glacier Bay Technology, fleets can save as much as $4,800 per truck per year in fuel costs.

Interesting opportunity for the truckers, but for many of us we wish they were still building their marine refrigeration units.  Thankfully Pacific Sea Breeze Marine has arrived on the scene for support and service!

Boat Parts – New for 2011

January 27, 2011

The boating industry, although changed by the new economy, continues to initiate improved and innovative products and boat parts for 2011.

Lasdrop Dual Injection Port Dripless Shaft Seal

Lasdrop Dripless Shaft Seal

Lasdrop has added duel injection ports for their entire product line of shaft seals over 1-1/8″. Dual injection ports can also be fitted to smaller shafts. The primary reason for this change? To accommodate dual engines for a situation when one engine is shutdown, but the other is still being used to ‘get home’. Water will still be able to cycle through the seal of the still turning shaft to keep it cool from either engine to either shaft seal. For those boats with just one shaft, don’t worry, the Lasdrop kit also comes complete with a block off plug. This easy to ignore boat part now lasts longer and is made more reliable.  Additionally, all installation hardware is now included.

QNP Light Commercial Safe-T-Puller

QPNW Crab and Shrimp Pot Pullers

These pot pullers are designed for serious recreational and commercial use with four improved electric models. The Light Commercial pot hauler is built to pull in 300 pound pots all day and features new cooling fins on the 2.1 HP motor to insure long life. All of the Safe-T-Puller pot haulers now include a factory installed roller-fairlead and quick-detach kit. The Safe-T-Hauler includes roller-fairlead, swivel block and 3-piece davit w/SS quick-release pins. Quality Products Northwest continues to build pot pullers as it has for more than a decade and a half; making improvements to offer long service life for the fishing industry.

Glendinning Pro-X Control Cables

Glendinning Control Cables

Although not entirely new on the scene with marine products and boat parts, Glendinning introduced the Pro-X Control Cables just a couple of years back. The Pro-X control cables are designed for high performance operation with a minimum loss of motion and almost no resistant forces. What this means for the recreational and commercial user is simply a long-lasting low friction, high performance control cable to replace original Morse or Teleflex fitted cables. Control cables are available in the popular 33C configuration as well as Mercury, OMC, Gen I, Gen II, BRP, Johnson, Evinrude Style, 43 C/BC, 64 C/BC and more.

Before we get into the 2010 winners, Go2marine would like to thank all who entered!

We had stacks of entries which you can view the popular ones on our Go2marine Facebook Page, in the Photos tab, along with past years winners. It was hard to choose and the pictures were selected by the staff here who, when combined, represents diverse boating backgrounds.

The 'founders' of the Hotdog Photo Category

The new addition for the 2011 Contest year will be “The Hotdog Category” which will be open to photos of pets and boating. This is the photo that tipped the scale for the new category. Yes, that is a real photo, taken after a day of tough boating with the family.

Send us in your pet boating pictures to boatersline@go2marine.com with the subject “2011 Hotdog Photo”.

The first place entries won a $100 gift certificate in each of the three categories. Additionally, we ended up choosing 4 Runner ups who won a $50 gift certificate each. Go2marine does appreciate all who entered and has chosen to send any of the other entries a $10 coupon.

1. Best Action Photo – $100 Winner.  Hannah Redmond leaps from her 1968 Trojan Bimini, Chesapeake Bay, MD; taken by Michael Redmond. My restored ’68 Trojan Bimini “MoNaH” is the perfect boat in the upper Chesapeake for both family outings and fishing alone. My daughters have spent the past decade enjoying the beauty and bounty of the bay and we couldnt imagine a more perfect boat to do it on!

First Place - Action

2. Best Classic / Yacht Photo – $100 Winner. This was taken at low tide in Skerries, Ireland.

First Place Classic / Yacht

3. Best Family / Cruising Photo – $100 Winner. We were dog sitting the Boxer (Shelby) for the weekend. The other 3, Barbie, Sponge Bob and Baker are ours and we named our boat, “The Three B’s” after them. They come everywhere with us and LOVE to go on the boat even more than car rides! They all have their sea legs and lifejackets, know their way around the boat and like to swim at Potters Cove.

First Place Family / Cruising

4. Runner Up Action Photo – $50 Winner. Ever ride a Spinnaker Swing? Putting a chute to good use, 12 year old Jay loosing his mind or why my kids like to sail. Thousand Islands, St Lawrence…

Runner Up - Action

5. Runner Up Action Photo – $50 Winner. This was a picture was taken during 30+ knots during a Wednesday Night 
Summer Racing series in Narragansett Bay from Wickford this summer.  The Jamestown Bridge and Plum Point lighthouse is in the background.  This boat had just lost their spinnaker.

Runner Up - Action

6. Runner Up Classic / Yacht Photo – $50 Winner. The Sea Dog is a Pacific Northwest classic yacht cruising the San Juan Islands. This photo was taken off the deck of our Classic converted 88’ converted Tug Boat called the Tyee. This photo of the Sea Dog is in Deer Harbor (Orcas Island) 2010.

Runner Up - Classic

7. Runner Up Family / Cruising Photo – $50 Winner. Myself and the Admiral tucked into a sheltered spot on a damp day, on the Bras D’Or Lakes, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Runner Up - Family / Cruising

Thank you to all who entered and we will see you again next year! You may send photos to:  boatersline@go2marine.com with the subject “2011 Boating Photos”.