Tuesday, May 3, 2011
With only 3 quick clicks, you'll find a selection of props designed for your outboard motor or sterndrive. Quickly sort through your options based on number of blades, pitch and rotation, it could hardly be easier.
Along with our new finder, we're also expanding our offering to include Mercury's QuickSilver line of propellers for selected Mercury outboards and sterndrives. Whether you're looking for the prop, the removable hub kit or both, we'll have a good selection at very competive prices. These new props should start coming on line this week.
If you're looking for a PowerTech Prop, give us a call at 866-560-1330. We've been a PowerTech dealer for several years, and will be going beyond special orders to add this line to our finder in the near future. Powertech props are forged in North America and finished in the PowerTech facility in Lousiana. Their attention to detail and deep offerings have made them popular with boaters looking for high-pitch performance propellers.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
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Wishing you a safe and happy holiday weekend from the crew at SavvyBoater.com
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Friday, November 19, 2010
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Friday, August 6, 2010
Most boat owners have had to deal with condensation and the subsequent mold and mildew that can quickly grow in damp conditions. Put your cover on your boat when the carpet is damp and you’ll trap in moisture. When the air under the cover cools at night, the moisture precipitates out and makes the perfect habitat for molds.
The first line of defense is to have a good boat cover made of a breathable, marine grade polyester or acrylic. Breathable fabrics will allow water vapor to escape through the cover. Some covers come with built in venting, or aftermarket vented support poles can be added. These provide an additional way for warm moist air to escape from under the cover.
The second line of defense is to install a boat air dryer or dehumidifier. These products are designed to reduce humidity in an enclosed area and work on a couple of different principles.
Chemical Boat DehumidifiersChemical dehumidifiers come in a couple different forms, including disposable tub and packets, and reusable silica gel cartridges. Chemical air dryers are popular because:
- They don’t require electrical power to operate
- They are not particularly temperature sensitive
- They are fairly inexpensive.
- The need to monitor and replace or recharge regularly
- Each unit generally handles a smaller space
Electric Boat Air Dryers
- Where temperatures are between 33 and around 55 degrees Fahrenheit
- Electric power is available
- It is inconvenient to access the air dryer on a regular basis
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
President George Washington and the First Congress created the Revenue Cutter Service in 1790. In 1915 it merged with the US Lifesaving Service and was christened the Coast Guard. In 1939 the US Lighthouse Service was added and the Steamboat Inspection service in 1946. In 1967 the service was transferred from the department of treasury to the Department of Transportation, and in 2003 it move to the Department of Homeland Security.
While that outlines a long history intertwined with the growth of our nation; what that doesn't tell you is the daily heroics and around the clock vigilance that marks the Coast Guard's contribution to boaters and mariners in US waters. I grew up in Newport, Oregon's fishing community where tales of the local commander who only took his cigar out of his mouth if the surf boat was about to roll, were a staple. We watched from the cliff side while they raced boats across an impossible bar to pluck the crew off a sailboat just before it drifted into the surf and disintegrated. When a faulty diesel injector turned the exhaust system of our fishing boat into a blast furnace, they saved family and friends that were aboard and helped recover the vessel and on more than one occasion, they have evacuated friends with life threatening injuries. These are the smaller stories that mean everything in the world to those involved.
Happy 220th Coast Guard, We're glad you're here.