Marine Airbags

Marine Airbags and Launching Airbags

Marine Airbags
Ship Launching, Haulouts, & Salvage
ISO 14409

Ship Launching Airbags. Also known as inflatable marine airbags, roller bags, air lift bags, and salvage bags. Airbags range in size from 0.8 to 2.5m diameter, with lengths of 5.0m to 24.0m ‘effective length’. Airbags are used for ship launching, haul-outs, loading, and floating. They are widely used in cargo boat launching and landing, lifting and moving sunken ships, and salvaging stranded boats. Air bags have the benefit of not only saving labor and time, but investment costs. Additionally they are flexible, portable, and dependable.

LAUNCH UP TO 55,000 DWT!

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PORTABLE & ECONOMICAL

Ship Launching Airbags relieve the restrictions of traditional slide-board technology which is commonly used in building small or medium size ships, and it provides an economical alternative to expensive dry docks.

Air bags also allow for the landing of vessels in locations previously restricted only to dry docks. Years of trial and error with pneumatic roller bag technology has increased the ability of launching 100-ton ships to 13,500-ton ships!

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4-layer bags that are 1.5m dia x 15m long for example contain a rubber content that is not less than 51%. The air-bags can safely hold 156-tons with a safe working pressure of 0.08MPa while rolling. When standing still the highest lifting pressure is 0.10MPa while holding 194-tons.

6-layer bags that are 1.5m dia x 15m long for example contain a rubber content that is not less than 51%. The air-bags can safely hold 234-tons with a safe working pressure of 0.12MPa while rolling. When standing still the highest lifting pressure is 0.14MPa while holding 272-tons.

LONGEST EFFECTIVE FLAT LENGTH IS 24.0 METERS

For price quotes – please answer the following questions:

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  1. Type of vessel?
  2. LOA (length) of ship?
  3. Width of vessel?
  4. Vessel’s actual launched weight?
  5. What is the vessel’s DWT?
  6. Type of ground ship is built on? (Dirt, concrete, etc.)
  7. Depth where the ship first enters the water?
  8. What’s the angle degree of slipway? (Land)
  9. Please provide the low/high tide schedule at site.
  10. The working height? (The block stand height)
  11. Distance from bottom of propeller to the water level?
  12. Distance from back of vessel to the water entry point?

*If possible, please provide photos of the launch area.

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Pictures Courtesy of:
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Premier Northeast builder of double-hulled barges, tugboats, and other vessels.
www.senescomarine.com
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REPAIR KITS FOR AIRBAGS
Includes: Control Panel, Steel Hot-Plate, Patch Materials

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Each bag includes a valve, air pressure gauge, and end cap.

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Dry docking an accommodation barge
Canadian Arctic
2200ton; Length: 250ft; Width: 70ft; Hull Depth: 14ft
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The slope is a dirt surface with a 2 meter raise. Buried anchors and large winches with multi strand lines used to haul out the vessel that is located in the Canadian Arctic.
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Pictures Courtesy of Horizon North
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GEO Kinetics Launching an aluminum workboat in Mexico.
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Pictures Courtesy of Allen Marine Inc
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Pictures Courtesy of Ardent
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Post Hurricane Katrina Vessel Salvage/Location – Rte 23 Empire, LA
90 Gross Tons; Length: 49.4m; Width: 9.76m; Hull Depth: 3.38m
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SALVAGE AIRBAGS SHIPWRECKS AND SUNKEN STRUCTURES

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In order to meet the requirements for the vessel salvage and rescue industry, we have redesigned the launching airbags. These can now be used as pontoons for supporting docks and other floating structures, and they are also excellent for pipe-laying and other underwater construction projects to supply buoyancy. But the main application of the “Marine Salvage Airbags” is in shipwreck salvage, floating bridge and dock construction, rescue, and removal of wrecked ships and beached vessels.

Marine Salvage Airbags are very small in size when deflated, and are lightweight. Thus, they can be easily transported and deployed. They can be used vertically to right sunken vessels out of deep water. When the boat is suspended near the surface they can be slung under the boat with one end on each side to raise the boat high enough out of the water to pump it out. In shallow water two bags can be slung together like pontoons, one on each side of the boat. They can also be used as rollers for moving beached boats back into the water, just like our Ship Launching Airbags.

ADVANTAGES

  1. Special synthetic tire-cord layer material
    Our “Salvage Tubes” are made with special synthetic tire-cord layers, which have much better performance than those made with PVC coated fabrics.
  2. High-Pressure Design
    Salvage Tubes have a maximum working pressure of 0.25Mpa. That means that they can be used under 25m water-depth.
  3. Holistic Screw Type Enlacing Salvage Airbags
    Our “Vessel Salvage Airbags” are a totally enclosed tube with cone ends. It is manufactured using Holistic Screw technology. This design ensures that there aren’t any welded seams. This makes them stronger than RF welded salvage airbags.
  4. Equipped complete with accessories
    Our Salvage-Bags are equipped with nylon straps and shackles with 6:1 safety factor.
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For extra wide launch requirements the marine airbags can be placed side-by-side.

We ship worldwide!

Acceptance Test for Commercial Ship Launching Airbags
• The appearance of each Evergreen Maritime ship launching airbag is smooth, glossy and without blemish such as crack, blister, delamination, pits, or impurities.
• The length and diameter of each Evergreen Maritime ship launching airbags are measured with the rated working pressure and is within ±3%.
• The gas-tightness is tested without carrying any load as per ISO 14409. The pressure loss is less than 5% of rated working pressure within 1 hour.
Evergreen Maritime ship launching airbags are type approved. This means we have demonstrated the performance of ship launching airbags to independent inspectors CCS. Type Approval Test is the essential and necessary qualification of qualified manufacturer of ship launching airbags. In addition to the requirements for the material, appearance, and dimensional tolerances, “Gas-tightness Test”, “Compression Test”, “Bearing Capacity Test”, “Bursting Test”, and “Compression-recovery Test” are carried out.

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All Evergreen Maritime ship launching airbags are manufactured and tested comply with ISO 14409 “Ships and marine technology – ship launching airbags“, certificated by CCS, LR, DNV. There are two more China industrial standards and one ISO standard for ship launching airbags:
— CB/T 3837-1998 Technological Requirements for ship Upgrading or Launching Relying on Airbags (Shipbuilding Industry Standard, PRC)
— CB/T 3795-1996 / CB/T 3795-2009 Air bag for ship up to or down to launching way (Shipbuilding Industry Standard, PRC)
— ISO 17682 Ship sand marine technology —Methodology for launching ship utilizing air bags.

SALES CONTRACT

NOTE: Images shown in the above are representative samples of the equipment models. Individual photos of specific models are available upon request. All equipment quoted FOB Miami, FL or current location otherwise stated. All quotes valid 10-days and in US Dollars unless otherwise specified in writing. Standard sale terms and conditions may be viewed on the homepage at our website, www.blueoceanmarineequipment.com. Buyer has been provided with the opportunity to review this standard equipment sale agreement, including the face page and the attached terms and conditions, and buyer’s signature below expressly acknowledges that it agrees to be bound by the same, buyer acknowledges and accepts that this agreement contains provisions which limit the liability of seller, exclude warranties on the part of seller, and allocate risk of loss with respect to the equipment being purchased.

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF STANDARD INVOICE

  1. Contract Terms: If the underlying transaction is part of a written contract, i.e. a standard equipment rental agreement or charter party, the terms and conditions of that written contract shall control and this Invoice shall merely be a statement of the amount due as reflected herein. If there is no underlying written contract, this Invoice shall constitute the terms and conditions of sale, and Purchaser, by accepting the goods, agrees to be bound by all of the terms and conditions contained herein.
  2. Acceptance: Purchaser shall have the opportunity to inspect the goods prior to purchase. If not actually inspected prior to purchase, Purchaser must inspect the goods immediately at delivery and must at that time note any damage, discrepancy or nonconformity on Seller’s copy of the delivery receipt or document. Purchaser shall be deemed to have accepted the goods following inspection including the opportunity to inspect upon delivery unless the goods are refused or rejected at such time. Purchaser’s initial acceptance shall be final. Purchaser’s failure to inspect shall be deemed a waiver of its right to inspect and shall be construed as Purchaser’s intent to accept the delivered goods without inspection. Any failure to inspect shall also be deemed a waiver of any rights to revoke acceptance at some future date with respect to any defect that an inspection might have revealed. Purchaser’s acceptance may not be conditioned upon financing of the contract purchase price, negotiation of bank drafts or approval by entities not a party to this contract. Upon acceptance, Purchaser shall be bound by all of the terms and conditions contained herein.
  3. Purchase Price: The purchase price for each item, and the total contract purchase price for the goods are identified on the face of the Invoice.
  4. Payment: Unless otherwise agreed by Seller, the total contract purchase price is due and payable upon Purchaser’s acceptance as defined above. Failure by Purchaser to pay the total contract purchase price before or at the time of acceptance may excuse Seller’s obligations under this agreement, at Seller’s option. In the alternative, Seller may agree to accept Purchaser’s promise to pay for all or any part of the goods accepted, but Seller is under no obligation to do so. In any event, if payment of the total contract purchase price is not tendered by Purchaser at the time of acceptance, or in the event that bank drafts offered as payment are not negotiable for any reason, or if for any other reason the total contract purchase price is not paid at the time of acceptance, the total contract purchase price and any other amount due hereunder shall bear interest at the rate of 1.5% per month from the date due, until paid in full. The total contract purchase price and any other amount due to Seller shall be paid in U.S. currency without deduction or offset.
  5. Delivery: Delivery is accomplished, and Seller’s performance is complete, when Purchaser, either utilizing its own personnel and vehicles or utilizing vehicles which it hires, picks up the goods at Seller’s facility, or, if Seller has so agreed, Seller delivers the goods to Purchaser at the location designated by Purchaser. If Seller engages third parties to deliver the goods, it does so as Purchaser’s agent, with all transportation charges to be for Purchaser’s account and with delivery deemed to occur when the goods are picked up at Seller’s facility. Risk of loss and duty to insure the goods shall pass from Seller to Purchaser upon delivery as defined in this section.
  6. Partial Delivery: Seller may accomplish partial deliveries of the goods covered under this contract. In any case of partial delivery the Purchaser agrees to pay for those items delivered no later than the time delivered items are accepted.
  7. Removal: All rights, obligations, responsibilities and liabilities for goods sold under this contract pass with title. Purchaser and Seller agree that title passes upon Purchaser’s acceptance of the goods, as defined by this contract, regardless of the status of payment. Purchaser agrees to remove from Seller’s premises all goods purchased under this contract immediately upon transfer of title, as defined in this section. Subsequent to such passing of title, Purchaser is solely responsible for any and all risks of liability and any and all risks of loss, which involve the goods sold under this contract, regardless of the location of the goods or the status of payment. The fact that any item sold under this contract is left on Seller’s premises subsequent to passing of title will not be deemed to create a bailment. To the contrary, any goods sold under this contract, which remain on Seller’s premises subsequent to passing of title, is deemed a nuisance, which Purchaser is on notice to remove. Any goods remaining on

Seller’s premises more than thirty (30) days subsequent to passing to title may be removed by Seller, at Seller’s discretion, and at Purchaser’s expense. Purchaser agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold Seller harmless of and from any claim or costs arising from Purchaser’s ownership of the goods subsequent to passing of title.

  1. Impracticability or Impossibility: Seller shall not be liable for any delay or failure to deliver the goods under this contract which is caused by fires, strikes, labor disputes, war, civil commotion, delays in transportation, shortages of labor or material, breakage of the goods or other causes beyond the control of Seller. The existence of such causes of delay or failure shall justify the suspension of delivery, and shall extend the time of performance on the part of the Seller to the extent necessary to enable it to make delivery in the exercise of reasonable diligence after the causes of delay have been removed. If such causes of delay cannot be removed, Seller’s obligation to deliver is excused. In the event of the existence of any such causes of delay, Purchaser may cancel the purchase of such portion of the goods as may have been subjected to such delay, provided cancellation is received by Seller before delivery is accomplished as set forth in section 5, above.
  2. Warranties: Seller warrants that it is the lawful owner of the goods, that it has the right to sell the same, and that the goods are free of any claim of lien or other encumbrance. The goods being sold may be new or used and are being sold on an “AS IS” basis, with Purchaser having full opportunity to inspect the goods, or having the goods inspected for it by technicians of its choice, before the goods are delivered. Any recommendations and/or advice from Seller is agreed to be informal and shall not create any warranty from Seller; it shall remain Purchaser’s sole responsibility to determine the suitability of the goods for the application intended by Purchaser. It is agreed that Seller shall be held to no other warranty or representation whatsoever, and shall specifically be exculpated from any warranty of merchantability or fitness for particular purchase or any other warranty, express or implied, including any warranty that the goods are free from latent defects.
  3. Construction: If there is no underlying written contract signed by both parties as described in section 1, above, this Invoice contains the entire understanding of the parties and is intended to be the final expression of their agreement. It shall not be modified except in a writing signed by all parties. No course of prior dealings between the parties has been considered in negotiating this agreement and no course of prior dealings shall be relevant to supplement or explain any of the terms of this contract. Because the goods sold hereunder are unique, there is no applicable trade usage, which can be relied upon. No trade usage shall be relevant to explain, interpret, or qualify any of the terms in this contract.
  4. Law/Jurisdiction: This contract and performance hereunder shall be governed and interpreted as follows: (1) if this Invoice originates through Seller’s Florida office, Flordia law shall apply and the parties agree that with respect to any litigation arising out of this agreement or performance under it, the federal and/or state courts located in Boca Raton, Florida shall have exclusive jurisdiction. The prevailing party in any suit or proceeding shall be entitled to recover reasonable legal fees and costs. In addition, the parties agree that Purchaser will reimburse Seller for any costs or expenses incurred by Seller in collecting the total contract purchase price, or any part thereof, including, but not limited to, reasonable legal fees, fees of a collection or investigating agent, and any litigation expenses. Without prejudice or any other rights that Seller may have against Purchaser, if the goods are supplied or furnished to a vessel, Seller shall have the right to enforce a maritime lien against the vessel and its appurtenances in any forum in which the vessel may be found.
  5. Consequential Damages: Neither party shall be responsible to the other for consequential or special damages, regardless of foreseeability and/or the cause thereof and whether resulting from delay, neglect or otherwise.
  6. Headings: The headings utilized in the Invoice are for convenience or reference only, and shall not be used to construe this contract.

Tuna Braid

~ ASHAWAY TUNA BRAID ~

Tuna Braid for buoy fishing for swordfish. Ashaway Braided Tuna Line features a nine carrier braid of high tenacity DuPont multi-filament nylon coated with Ashaway’s exclusive nylon resin coating. This combination of materials produces a stiff, yet supple feel. The nylon coating makes the line easy to handle and provides excellent abrasion resistance. The perfect choice for buoy fishermen. Can also be used on teaser reels.

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Available in 1-lb Spools:

Model Weight Price Size
Model-11R, 200-lb test = $39.99. 3/32″ x 400 ft.
Model-16R, 300-lb test = $39.99. 1/8″ x 275 ft.
Model-22R, 450-lb test = $40.99. 5/32″ x 190 ft.


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For the marine industry. Solid construction, hollow or foam filled available.

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NEW 58″ STEEL MOORING BUOYS
Hollow or Foam Filled
3000-lbs of buoyancy
Weight: 680-lbs
Capacity: 440 gallons
Thickness: 3/16″


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New buoys come with red primer.
30″ with eyes at both ends (400 lbs buoyancy)
40″ with eyes at both ends (987 lbs buoyancy)
58″ with pad eyes or a 4″ dia. hole through body (3000 lbs buoyancy)


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The new Twin Super Spool III is designed specifically with monofilament line in mind. With a larger 22-inch core, the Super Spool III evenly distributes the pressure on the monofilament line – lowering stress when the line is stored. In the end, it means the monofilament will outlast line on other longline spools and reduce replacement costs. Lindgren-Pitman’s latest technology has eliminated welds between the end plates and the core to create a stronger longline spool with smoother hauling.

FEATURES

  • Improved Hydraulics
  • Larger Spool Core
  • Innovative Construction
  • Solid Cast Aluminum End Plates
  • Level Winder with Guard
  • Stainless Steel Shaft Assembly
  • Heavy-Duty Shaft Bearing
  • Heavy-Duty Formed Tube Stand
  • Line Setter Control

Price & Delivery For Custom Spools Available On Request Available With Continuous Lengths Of Primeline® II Monofilament 600 – 1600 Pound Test. (Quotation On Request)

Prices & Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice. All Prices in U.S. Dollars.

*Note: Adjusted HP is the actual HP amount that gets transferred from the motor to the pinch plate.
Dead lift in lbs. is more with smaller line (3/16″) due to line riding closer to hub which provides more torque. Larger line (1/2″) rides higher in the groove where slightly less torque is available. Spacers are available to allow haulers to accept up to 1″ line. Weights shown on dead lift are shown for informational purposes only – should you choose to use 3/16 line on a 1 HP 60:1 please note on the chart below that it will haul up to 435 lbs. Use line that is strong enough to handle the load you are pulling.

Waterman Industries Sidewinder and Stainless Pot Hauler Information Chart

Sidewinder Pot Hauler 9-3/4″ Sheaves
Motor: 3/4HP, 30-80 AMPS
3450 RPM

Ratio RPM At Hub. Adjusted HP Line Speed Small Line (FPM) Line Speed Large Line (FPM) Dead Lift/LBS Small Line Dead Lift/LBS Large Line
20:1 172.5 0.614 271 384 75 53
25:1 138 0.586 217 307 89 63
30:1 115 0.58 181 256 106 75
40:1 86.25 0.554 135 192 135 95
50:1 69 0.529 108 154 161 114
60:1 57.5 0.466 90 128 170 120

Stainless Vertical Mount Pot Hauler 12″ Sheaves (Stainless back plate, stainless splitter knife, stainless wheels)
Depth of motor = 7″ from back plate. Overall dimensions = 14″ x 21″ x 8″
Motor: 3/4HP, 30-80 AMPS
3450 RPM

Ratio RPM At Hub. Adjusted HP Line Speed Small Line (FPM) Line Speed Large Line (FPM) Dead Lift/LBS Small Line Dead Lift/LBS Large Line
20:1 172.5 0.614 271 451 75 45
25:1 138 0.586 217 361 89 54
30:1 115 0.58 181 301 106 64
40:1 86.25 0.554 135 226 135 81
50:1 69 0.529 108 181 161 97
60:1 57.5 0.466 90 150 170 102

POT HAULERS
Motor: 1 HP, 80 AMPS
1800 RPM

Ratio RPM At Hub. Adjusted HP Line Speed Small Line (FPM) Line Speed Large Line (FPM) Dead Lift/LBS Small Line Dead Lift/LBS Large Line
15:1 120 0.857 188 314 150 90
20:1 90 0.818 141 236 191 115
25:1 72 0.781 113 188 228 137
30:1 60 0.774 94 157 271 163
40:1 45 0.768 71 118 359 215
50:1 36 0.706 57 94 412 247
60:1 30 0.621 47.1 79 435 261

Gear Box Reel (Direct Drive Electric Bottom Fishing Reel)
Motor: 3/4HP
3400 RPM

Ratio RPM At Hub. Adjusted HP Line Speed FPM Dead Lift (lb.)
20:1 172.5 0.614 418 50
25:1 138 0.586 334 59
30:1 115 0.58 278 71
40:1 86.25 0.554 209 90
50:1 69 0.529 167 107
60:1 57.5 0.466 139 114

Motor: 1 HP (Direct Drive Electric Bottom Fishing Reel)
1800 RPM

Ratio RPM At Hub. Adjusted HP Line Speed FPM Dead Lift (lb.)
15:1 120 0.857 291 100
20:1 90 0.818 218 127
25:1 72 0.781 174 152
30:1 60 0.774 145 181
40:1 45 0.768 109 239
50:1 36 0.706 87 275
60:1 30 0.621 73 290
HAULER_DIMENSIONS
ELECTRIC SIDEWINDER HAULER
FEATURES 9-3/4″ HEAVY GAUGE STAINLESS STEEL PINCH SHEAVES MOUNTED ON A STAINLESS HUB WITH AN ALUMINUM HOUSING. IT WEIGHS ABOUT 68 LBS. THE STAINLESS SPLITTER KNIFE IS REVERSIBLE FOR DOUBLE LIFE. POWERED BY A 3/4 HP SCOTT (12VDC) MOTOR @ 3450 RPM, WITH A 25:1, 30:1, 40:1, 50:1, OR 60:1 GEAR REDUCTION UNIT. THE UNIT IS PRE-WIRED WITH A PUSH/PULL SWITCH AND SOLENOID. THE “SIDEWINDERS” ALUMINUM COWLING HAS REINFORCED FLANGES FOR EASY MOUNTING TO YOUR BOAT’S WASHBOARD AND POSITIONS THE PINCH SHEAVES AT 18 DEGREES TO ELIMINATE SHIMMING PROBLEMS.
Note: A left hand version can be special ordered for the same price. Click photo to enlarge dimensions.


HYDRAULIC POT HAULER MOTOR OPTIONS
DIRECT DRIVE HYDRAULIC MODEL EQUIPPED WITH A WHITE MOTOR

Model Description
101-1001 Specifically designed for blue crab applications when the vessel is equipped with a small pump (Less than 4GPM) This is the fastest puller available but has little torque.
101-1002 Specifically designed for blue crab applications when the vessel is equipped with a small pump (less than 4 GPM) This model is also considered a fast blue crab trap hauler.
101-1003 Standard blue crab pot hauler. Also used as a fast stone crab pot hauler.
101-1004 Standard stone crab pot hauler. A little slower than the 1003, but has the torque required for stone crab traps.
101-1005 Super strong stone crab pot hauler. The slowest of the “crab trap” haulers.
101-1006 Specifically designed for smaller fish traps. This is the fastest of the pullers designed for fish traps.
101-1007 Fish trap hauler. Provides the slowest speed and the greatest torque available in the Waterman Haulers.

AMP DRAW ON THE 3/4 HP MOTOR WITH NO LOAD IS BETWEEN 30-34, AND UP TO 80 WITH A HEAVY LOAD. BREAKERS ARE NOT INCLUDED ON MOTORS. SHOULD YOU PLAN ON RUNNING YOUR HAULERS TO THE LIMIT WE RECOMMEND INSTALLING ONE TO PREVENT BURNING UP YOUR MOTOR. CHOOSING A HIGHER REDUCTION WILL DROP AMP DRAW AND PROLONG MOTOR LIFE. GEAR BOXES ARE CONSTRUCTED FROM BRONZE AND HARDENED STEEL PRODUCTS FOR LONG LIFE. APPLYING A COAT OF EPOXY PAINT TO UNITS IS RECOMMENDED TO PREVENT WATER/CONDENSATION DAMAGE & CORROSION.

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MANUFACTURER WARRANTY
1 YEAR ON MANUFACTURERS DEFECTS
90 DAYS ON MOTORS (NOT INCLUDING WATER DAMAGE)
NO COVERAGE ON DAMAGE CAUSED BY NEGLECT, MISUSE, OR ABUSE.
WARNING

This motor is not waterproof!
We at Blue Ocean Tackle WILL NOT be held responsible for motors that have water damage.

If the motor is exposed to the elements, IT IS IMPORTANT TO COMPLETELY SEAL THE MOTOR. Coating the motor casing with enamel paint and or trying to seal the motor with a silicone sealant, ONLY DELAYS MOISTURE and CONDENSATION from entering the motor cavity.

The best method, we have been told, is to APPLY SILICONE to the MOTOR CONNECTIONS and USING a TWO- PART MARINE EPOXY. APPLY TWO of THREE HEAVY COATS to the MOTOR CASING and or the GEARBOX.

Waterman Industries Trap Hauler Recommendations

As those of us who make our living on or around the water are aware, fighting corrosion problems in electrical systems is often a never-ending problem. We are giving you these recommendations with the hopes of minimizing the inconveniences of costly down time.

Wiring Recommendations:

When you install your electric trap hauler we recommend that you use the following wiring guidelines:

1). Use a multistrand marine grade copper battery cable.

2). For ½ hp and ¾ hp motors use #4 battery cable if runs are less than 10 feet . If longer than 10 feet use #2 battery cable.

For 1 HP motors use #2 battery cable if runs are less than 10 feet. If longer than 10 feet use #0 Battery Cable.

At your battery terminal connections use a protecting sealer to prevent corrosion.

Caution

Never operate your trap hauler with a weak battery.

This can permanently damage your motor winding.

Motor Corrosion Recommendations

To reduce the possibility of corrosion in your motor there are several options that can be used. These are the ones that we recommend.

If you have chosen to purchase a sidewinder model it has already, by its design, been isolated from direct contact with spray of water run-off but can be vulnerable to condensation. When mounting your sidewinder it would be best to seal the bottom perimeter of the box and any penetrations made for wiring with silicon.

If you have chose to purchase our trap hauler with stainless steel backing plate it is likely that your mounting requirements have left the motor exposed to the elements. It is important to completely seal the motor. Painting your motor with enamel paint, or trying to seal it with silicone may only delay the moisture and condensation form entering the motor cavity. Often a partial seal may trap more water than it keeps out. The best method, which we have been told of, is to apply silicone to the motor connections and then with a two-part marine epoxy paint apply tow or three heavy coats to the entire gearbox and motor.

CAUTION

Never cover your trap hauler with a tarp or cover between trips or in the off season. This will create the effect of a sauna and will cause corrosion if your motor is not completely sealed.

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