New Products – By Terry Goble
Volvo Penta Coastal Series Corrosion Protection Package
The Volvo Penta Coastal Series corrosion protection package was featured alongside other top boating products of 2022 in the May issue of Boating Industry, the boating trade magazine.
The Coastal Series corrosion protection package with seven-year coverage for V6 and V8 gasoline sterndrives and Forward Drives incorporates multiple advanced anti-corrosion technologies and countermeasures to maximize protection of the engine and drive components in saltwater. Volvo Penta’s V6 and V8 engines use the latest automotive technology, all-aluminum blocks and closed-loop freshwater cooling. The integrated Coastal Series package includes advanced titanium-ceramic coatings, aluminum exhausts, and sensors with audible and visual warnings of potential saltwater intrusion in the bellow or drive gear lubricant.
The transom flush feature is easily accessible at the transom and in the engine room, facilitating easy engine and drive flushing after each use to ensure no residual saltwater stays within the system.
Durable Steering Wheel Provides Positive Grip
The Polyurethane Destroyer Wheel from Schmitt & Ongaro Marine features a durable covered rim that provides commercial mariners and recreational boaters the positive grip needed for optimal control when running in foul weather. Ideal for OEM and aftermarket installation, it makes the perfect addition to RIBs, skiffs, runabouts and small workboats.
Available in 14-inch and 16-inch diameters, the Polyurethane Destroyer Wheel has five polished stainless steel spokes for maximum rigidity. The solid steel rim is covered in a molded black UV-resistant polyurethane that has the look and feel of leather. With finger notches and just enough padding to reduce felt vibration, it offers a solid yet comfortable grip.
NMMA certified, the 14-inch Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Polyurethane Destroyer Wheel costs $120.10; the 16-inch model is $129.10. It’s available packaged for retail and in bulk with quantity pricing for OEM installation.
Dogs Are Safer Around Water With PFD
Designed especially for canines, Bombora’s line of Dog Life Vests is perfect for keeping pets safe whenever they’re on a boat, SUP or kayak, or simply lounging poolside with their human companions.
Bombora Dog Life Vests are available in four sizes to fit pets up to 90 lbs. and are designed for all-day comfort. EPE layered and segmented foam forms around the body while amply-sized leg holes provide even short-legged breeds the ability to paddle unrestricted. Three Delrin quick-release buckles adjust and allow PFDs to be put on and taken off quickly.
Covered in a soft, yet durable, polyester fabric, Dog Life Vests have an integrated D-ring leash attachment and reinforced grab handle. Built-in side pockets are ideal for storing treats and leads. They’re available in two color combinations: turquoise and white Tidal or blue, yellow and red Sunrise.
Extra small Bombora Life Vests fit pets up to 12 lbs. with a collar size between 8- to 12-inches and a body girth of 13- to 17-inches. The Small model is designed for dogs 12- to 24-lbs. with a collar size between 10- to 14-inches and a girth of 15- to 21-inches. The medium version is for 24- to 60-lbs. with a collar size between 13- to 19-inches and a girth of 24- to 36-inches. The Large size is meant for 60- to 90-lbs. with a collar size between 18- to 26-inches and a girth of 13- to 17-inches. They cost $45.
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