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Norglass Anti-fouling Paint
Put 10 boating
and raise the topic
of anti-fouling and
there will be 10
‘expert’ opinions as
to which product is
best ... and which
ones are ‘rubbish’.
Then there will be
on brush versus
roller and what ‘brews’ can be made to
improve performance ... chilli powder; sump
oil; antibiotics; anti-fungal additives and so on.
These do not enhance performance.
As a guide to performance recreational
boaties should study the copper content of the
product they are about to purchase. These rates
are expressed on the front of each label (by law)
and var y considerably from manufacturer to
manufacturer. The rule of thumb – the higher
the copper content, the longer the paint will
last. The ‘hard’ type (or contact leaching) paints
are the best value for money.
Norglass Paints make three contact
leaching paints, Topflight Red, Topflight Blue,
with cuprous oxide levels of 1030 grams per
litre, and a special product called Topflight
Black, which was specifically designed for
Australia’s Submarines. It contains a plasticiser
which prevents the coating from cracking when
left out of the water for considerable periods
of time. A considerable benefit for boats left
on hard stands.
Norglass – www.norglass.com.au
Does your bilge water discharge
breach the National Clean Waters
Act of Australia?
Just one drop of diesel in
half a litre of water (40ppm)
is more than double the
maximum level of 15ppm
(Marpol) and is liable to a
$750.00 on-the-spot fine for
For a fraction of the cost of a fine, this
Lloyds approved, compact, DIY installation,
filtration system will discharge a miserly 5ppm
maximum, one third of the Maximum allowable
level once treated.
Using a unique filter media outer screen,
grease and oils are attracted to the screen like
a magnet. Fuels, even when emulsified, are all
removed via the multi inner filter. Each high
efficiency, long lasting, large holding capacity
(up to three times its own weight) canister
performs all this regardless of flow rate.
Models to suit, from small runabouts to
large ferries and supertankers.
Tides Marine – 0402 062 447;
PRODUCT & INDUSTRY REVIEW
For more than 40 years Lacey Marine
has provided respected engineering
services on Pittwater.
As a Yanmar Master Dealer, Lacey
technicians provide expert servicing,
installations, repairs and overhauls
for Yanmar diesels and Gori props.
The Newport service centre carries an
extensive supply of genuine replacement
Besides their Yanmar speciality,
Lacey service all brands of marine diesel
engines and gensets. All facets of marine
engineering are supported by the team:
from plumbing to steering systems, props
and rudders to winches and routine anode
Located within the RPAYC facility,
Lacey Marine work closely with the Club
boatyard, shipwrights, electricians, riggers
and trimmers to provide all your marine
service needs from one site.
Lacey Marine offers mobile ser vices
by road or water. Engines and parts are
shipped Australia wide as part of their
Lacey Marine – 02 9997 6106 or
Professional Wharf Builders –
All Waterfront Constructions (AWC)
has recently moved into its second year of
operations and is proving that a focus on
quality workmanship and materials, reliability
and customer ser vice is proving successful.
Over the last 18 months AWC has completed
a range of projects including several customised
wharves and pontoons, as well as commercial
projects for clients including Pittwater Council,
National Parks, the RPAYC and KMYC.
Part of AWC’s success can be attributed to
the ser vice and cost efficiencies gained from
maintaining their own new, purpose built plant
and equipment, which now includes a 16m pile
driving barge, 12m dumb barge, tugboat and
The professional and diverse All Waterfront
team has also expanded from four to six to help
meet increasing requests for services, not only
in Pittwater but also surrounding waterways.
All Waterfront Constructions –
Chris Kemp 0410 703 351;
How do I get back on board?
It is difficult or
near impossible to
lift a person in wet
clothes from the
water to the deck
of your boat. If you
don’t have some
method in place it
is too late to figure
how to get a tired
and exhausted person back on board.
The SOS Recover y Ladder is easy to deploy
as it’s designed for simplicity and speed. The
ladder is incorporated and packed into a high
visibility neon yellow mesh bag weighing
around 3.3kilos. It is only 500mm x 300mm (not
dissimilar to a ladies handbag). It has four deck
attaching points and six mounting steps and a
deployed length of 2.25 metres.
Rescue ready, it can be used in conjunction
with lifting halyards attached to the outer end of
the ladder to assist hoisting a person on board.
Twelve National Defence Forces worldwide
are experiencing the SOS Australian quality.
SOS Marine – www.sosmarine.com
Mirvac Birkenhead Point –
investing in our future
With the support of the MIA (Marina
Industry Association), Mir vac Birkenhead
Point Marina recently ran a Marine Attendants
course to familiarise local school boys with the
operations and day to day workings of a Marina.
Fifteen local students over the age of 15
attended the course run by Marina Manager
Phil McGowen, who spent an entire Saturday
imparting his skill and over 30 years of Marine
knowledge to the boys.
This has led to eight boys gaining part
time employment at the Marina on a rotating
weekend roster and in peak season during the
school holidays. These are skills you cannot just
learn from a text book and a great investment
in the future operations of the Marina. Come
and meet the team this Spring at the new
redeveloped Birkenhead Point Marina.
Birkenhead Point Marina – (02) 9819 6949;
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