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USCG and Go2marine Products

September 17, 2008

Go2marine carries products that are purchased and used by the USCG, the United States military, the Canadian, British and Mexican Governments as well as rescue services in many other countries.

USCG 47' Motor Life Boat

USCG 47

The USCG 47′ Textron MLB

The United States Coast Guard Motor Life Boat (MLB) built by Textron is capable of self righting in less than 10 seconds and withstanding winds of 60 knots and 20′ breaking surf. The USCG 47′ MLB has military application as well as being manufactured for rescue services in foreign countries. The products that go into building one of the most rugged rescue boats ever conceived come from a number of sources;

Balmar – High output Marine DC Charging Systems

Balmar Marine DC Charging Systems

Balmar Marine DC Charging Systems

Balmar manufactures marine charging systems fitted to the MLB’s, constructed as a lightweight generator for the US Marine Corp and the Canadian Department of Defense. Balmar’s unique alternators, regulators and charge regulators capable of multiple engines and multiple batteries are built for use in cruising power and sailboats as well as work vessels. As an industry leader, Balmar is creating marine worthy high output alternators, intelligent voltage regulation and temperature monitors to meet the charging needs of boats with newer battery types and increased electrical demands.

Baier Hatches – Watertight marine Hatches

Baier Watertight Marine Hatches

Baier Watertight Marine Hatches

Baier Hatches exceed the demands of the USCG 47′ MLB which is certified to withstand vessel impacts of three times the acceleration of gravity. From the USCG to Research and Work vessels, Baier manufactures aluminum and steel hatches to meet rigorous off shore marine duty. There are only 2 moving parts when securing the hatch to the deck ring of the Baier patented strong-back system. All Baier hatches have been approved by the US Coast Guard, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Canadian Department of Transportation.

 

PYI Inc. Packless Sealing System Shaft Seal

PYI Inc. Packless Sealing System Shaft Seal

PYI Inc. – Packless Sealing System (PSS) Shaft Seals

When Textron builds the 47′ USCG motor life boat, they want shaft seals that can stand up to 30′ following seas in a 40,000 pound boat powered by Two 435 Hp Detroit Diesels. The PYI shaft seals stand up to punishing conditions, are dripless and require reduced maintenance while serving a hard, long service life. PYI PSS shaft seals are built to fit most mariners needs, from 3/4″ to 6″ shaft sizes, with metric shafts also, from 22-95 mm with custom sizes to 140mm.

 

Stearns Service / Industrial Equipment

Stearns Service / Industrial Equipment

Stearn’s Industrial – USCG, Mariners & Law Enforcement

Stearns Industrial safety and survival equipment includes USCG and Law enforcement marked floatation equipment and suits. From Commercial Type 1 vest’s (PFD’s) to Rescue Suits, Immersion Suits and Flotation Jackets, Stearns provides quality USCG approved safety equipment for working and survival in harsh conditions. Whether you are a fisherman, kayaker, sailor, boater – out on the water for play or work, Stearns manufactures equipment for your safety in the marine environment.

Go2marine is proud to carry these products and supports both recreational boaters and professional mariners. Go2marine’s products and information are featured on National Fisherman and the Go2marine Boaters Community.

Boat Zincs and Anodes

April 8, 2008

Go2marine now offers Performance Metals Zincs / Anodes for outdrives, sterndrives, propeller shaft and propellers. Anodes and Zincs for Boats

Performance Metals produces both traditional zinc and premium high performance Navalloy anodes for use in fresh, brackish and salt water.

  • Navalloy anodes are environmentally safe, heavy metals zinc poison the environment.
  • Anodes are available in full kits and individual anodes for your sterndrive, shaft and hull anodes.
  • Most Performance Metals anodes and zincs have a “Red Dot” wear indicator to help insure timely anode replacement.

For a limited time, Premium Mercuiser Aluminum Anodes, Alpha & Bravo Drive Anode Kits and  Premium Volvo Aluminum Anodes, Complete Anode Drive Kits with Hardware  are on sale at Go2marine.com.

Hull Anodes / Zincs

Hull zinc anodes are used when you have underwater fittings bonded together electrically. The hull zinc depletes instead of underwater metal fittings. These anodes must be carefully monitored to protect the propeller, through-hulls or entire the hull of metal boats.

Shaft, Propeller & Rudder Anodes / Zincs

Shaft zincs or anodes are typically fashioned in two pieces and bolted together around the propeller shaft. Propeller zincs may be a ring zinc or a zinc prop nut. Metal rudders, struts and fins are easily protected with zinc anode disks bolted through them.