Mar 27, 2018

Aurora Boat Care Products“So Effective It Even Waterproofs Tissue Paper”

Aurora Marine’s latest discovery, CANVAS SHIELD with DRYKON is a waterproofing spray that eliminates the dreaded leaks in boat top covers, dodgers, T Tops, sail covers which can prevent water damage, mold and stain damage. It’s easy and convenient to use, as there is no need to remove the canvas from your boat. Dealers earn extra profits by offering marine canvas waterproof service.


CANVAS SHIELD does not contain PTFE so it’s PFOA free, and non-toxic. What’s the big deal about PFOA? It has been found in the blood stream of over 98% of American men, women and children and according to EPA causes cancer of the pancreas, testicles and mammary glands.

It’s also been linked to miscarriages, thyroid problems, low birth weights and weakened immune systems. Now you can keep your boat covers waterproof without harming your health or the health of your family. DRYKON is a new nanoized polymer that does contain PTFE or PFOA.

How does it work? Simply spray CANVAS SHIELD onto your leaking marine canvas to stop the leaks. It penetrates deep into the fabric, to coat and protect each thread, rather than just residing on the surface. It continues to protect against leaking after the surface coating is worn away from washing, abrasion, and environmental degradation, so it lasts much longer. Even though water no longer beads on the surface, your marine canvas still remains waterproof when protected with CANVAS SHIELD.

Can your future boat tops or sail covers be made from tissue paper? Watch the demonstration video and you decide:

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Fenelon Falls LockAs a part of an historic investment program along the Trent-Severn Waterway, the lower lock gates at Fenelon Falls Lock 34 were painted this winter. Painting and routine maintenance helps to extend the life span oflock gates by protecting against rusting, corrosion, and natural wear. This work has now been completed. The site has now been turned over to Parks Canada maintenance teams once again, to complete seasonal maintenance tasks in advance of the opening of the navigation season on May 18, 2018. READ MORE

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 BOAT BUILDER AWARDS

METS Boat Builder Awards 2018 400The 2018 edition of the Boat Builder Awards for Business Achievement, in association with Raymarine, is now open for nominations in 10 categories that highlight key facets of the industry, from innovation and collaboration, through to future investment and performance by individuals.

Entry is free and easily accessed via the improved boatbuilderawards.com website, which offers clear explanations of each category.

Nominations can be made by individuals or companies on their own behalf. Or by any other industry professional who believes a boat builder, supply chain partner or individual should receive recognition. READ MORE

 

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