June 19, 2017

IsolatorTypically a concern when mating different metals, galvanic corrosion can affect carbon fiber composite-to-aluminum couplings. Vesconite, the advanced marine polymer, makes the ideal electrical isolator when working with potentially problematic dissimilar materials.

Perfect for high load applications, Vesconite has particularly high dimensional stability and compression strength, unlike nylon that softens when wet and easily deforms. It machines to +/-0.001", so intricate parts can easily be fabricated—something that's important when fitting-in custom-built components.

When used as a bearing, such as between a metal pivot pin and a carbon fiber-reinforced canting keel or downrigger pole, it's the perfect material. Added to its unique anti-galvanic corrosion properties, Vesconite is self-lubricating, and offers low friction and superior wear-resistance—10 times that of bronze.


Vesconite is available in the US as finished parts, or as hollow bar, solid rod and plate stock in a wide range of dimensions and thicknesses. It bears type approval certifications from such agencies as ABS, Bureau Veritas and Det Norske Veritas. It is accredited to ISO 9001. www.vesconite.com.

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VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL MARINA WELCOMES STEVE SINCLAIR AS DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS - FIRST YACHT TO BE WELCOMED TO THE NEW MARINA IN MID-AUGUST

Steve Sinclair 400Marina management expert Steve Sinclair has been appointed as director of operations for the new Victoria International Marina.

Sinclair will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations of the marina, including welcoming guests, provisioning and servicing yachts, and working with the concierge team to anticipate owner and guest needs and requests.

“We are incredibly excited to have Steve Sinclair join our team, knowing that his combined knowledge of marina management and the west coast waters of BC will be an amazing asset to the operation of the new Victoria International Marina,” says Craig Norris, CEO of Community Marine Concepts...READ MORE

FINANCIAL POST REPORTS - HOW BRP CAUGHT A BIG WAVE, WHILE BOMBARDIER WAS LEFT TREADING WATER

BRP Logo 400In a recent story in the Financial Post, writer Alicja Siekierska reported that BRP's stock is at all-time highs, it has a new dividend and an ambitious growth plan, meanwhile the former parent limps along.

We thought our readers would find this story interesting. It’s a reflection of BRP innovation and the strength of the boating market. 

On April 3, 2003, José Boisjoli gathered the 2,000 employees at Bombardier Inc.’s historic recreational product division in Valcourt, Que. to break some big news: The core unit upon which the aerospace and transportation giant had been built was being sold. READ MORE