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Do you have a ‘lifesaver’ aboard?
In an emergency situation where someone
has suffered a cardiac arrest, the ZOLL AED
Plus is just that, a lifesaver.
Whether you are relaxing at your local
boating club, sailing the high seas or fishing
at your favourite spot, having prompt access to
an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can
mean the difference between life and death.
AEDs may seem like technical, professional
devices but actually they’re designed to be
user-friendly and simple for anyone to operate.
The AED Plus is intuitively designed and
so user-friendly that it talks you through every
lifesaving step. It even guides you through the
deliver y of CPR, guiding you to the correct depth
and rate of compressions.
Defibrillators Direct – 1800 605 555 or call
Don on 0411 507 372.
Sydney Harbour Boat Storage
Sydney Harbour Boat Storage is located in
the centre of Sydney Harbour, right next to the
Cruise Ship Passenger Terminal at White Bay.
They have a range of inside and outside
boat storage solutions for boats from 18-35ft
with a package that suits your needs.
Their modern facilities have been
designed for your comfort, with a new
Meet’n’Greet area and free waterfront parking.
Your boat will be waiting for you on the marina.
Just load up and go!
In addition, Sydney Harbour Boat Storage
offers a range of affordable maintenance
ser vices including pressure blast, anti-foul,
buff and polish, with onsite contractors
available for electrical, mechanical and
Sydney Harbour Boat Storage –
02 8090 4311; www.storemyboat.com .au
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
Water Maker Tips
With summer boating
upon us, now is the time to
ensure your onboard water
maker is in top working
order. Maintenance on a
reverse osmosis water maker
is relatively simple if you adhere to the
Ensure you purchase a unit with
automatic fresh water flush. This will flush
fresh water across the membranes weekly
and avoid marine organisms growing inside
the pressure vessel.
• Change the high pressure pump oil yearly.
• Clean the membranes yearly to avoid
alkaline and scale build up.
• Keep filters within spec.
• Run the unit regularly.
If the unit is not being used for up to
six months, flush the system with storage
solution. This is required every six months
if long term storage is desired.
Blue Water Desalination from California
make some of the finest watermakers
available that will provide a vast quantity of
water for every application. With 22 models
available from 32lt/hr to 292lt/hr.
Australian Marine Wholesale –
07 5580 1511; www.amwholesale.com.au
Seabung enables you to maintain your sea
cocks regularly while on the water.
Often we sadly neglect the maintenance
of our skin fittings due to the time and
expense involved. Underwater fitting failure is
responsible for 50% of moored boat sinkage.
Such a small piece of equipment as a seacock
or hose can be responsible for huge amounts
Seabung introduces a quick and simple
way to schedule this critical job into your
routine safety checks. No need to haul out
for inspections with Seabung
as it plugs fittings while afloat
allowing you cost effective
repair or replacement. Remove
and re-use whenever.
Seabung is also an
essential emergency device,
outperforming the traditional wooden bung
in speed, ease of use and permanence of
Ocean Solutions –
1300 791 432; www.seabung.com
Ocean Solutions – Australian distributor
of the METS award winner Seabung
Shrink wrap absolute protection for
your valuable possession
Soldiers Point Marina is now offering a
brand new service – shrink wrapping. Imported
from the USA, this incredible product has been
tried and tested in the marine, agricultural,
industrial, defence, aerospace and automotive
Welcome to anti-foul’s worst
If you bought a Porsche, would you park
it in the street? No. So why do we do this with
Flexidock, manufactured exclusively
by Flexitank (Australia) P/L, eliminates all
anti-fouling and a majority of maintenance
requirements for all water borne vessels. By
simply driving into a Flexidock, inflating the
back gate and activating the pumping system,
any boat can be dry within an hour, floating on
a layer of air, and completely protected from
harsh marine environments.
Available in eight standard sizes 21-50ft,
as well as customised solutions for yachts,
multihulls and over 50ft boats, Flexidock is
100% Australian designed and made locally at
Flexitank’s plant in Melbourne, Victoria.
With no lifting and no shifting, Flexidock is
a great alternative to unsightly and sometimes
dangerous lift systems, and removes the need
for any toxic and expensive anti fouling of
Flexidock – 03 9548 4700;
• Complete weather protection for all stored
products; • One piece coverage – no leaks or
gaps; • The shrink wrap cover will stay put – it
is tight fitting and well secured; • Shrink wrap
covers eliminate chafing, abrasion, scratching,
etc; • Covers can be well ventilated reducing
moisture, mould and mildew from forming
underneath; • Zipper access doors allow entry
inside during the storage season; • Creates a
durable and strong cover; • Puncture resistant.
We will come to you in the Port Stephens
area to wrap your asset or you can come to
us where will offer double protection in our
Soldiers Point Marina – contact Lue Fagan
0412971848; www.soldiersptmarina.com .au
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