Latitudes & Attitudes TV: Boat Show
LATV-S5-61: DripLess Shaft Seal
Season 1, Episode 9 • Educational, Short Films, Special Interest, Sports, G, 01-Jan-2009
At Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland, CA, Bob Bitchin reviews the Ronibsen dripless shaft seal that replaces a standard stuffing box. The unit includes a reservoir and hose that injects ATF, automatic transmission fluid, into a bronze bearing housing to lubricate the shaft.
Up Next in LATV Boat Show 2009
At the Miami Boat Show, Bob Bitchin reviews SmartPlug, a shore power plugin system that's easier to connect and more secure. Bigger pins provide more efficient electrical contact and reduce heat. The pins are self-cleaning to prevent corrosion.
LATV-S5-63: Synthetic Standing Rigging
At the Annapolis Sailboat Show, Bob Bitchin reviews Colligo Marine's lighter synthetic standing rigging that replaces standard wire rigging. Synthetic rope allows a higher righting moment and more sail area, Stretch is the same as steel. Colligo Marine also uses its synthetic rope with its line ...
LATV-S5-64: CoolBlue Refrigeration
At the Strictly Sail Boat Show in Oakland, CA, Bob Bitchin reviews the CoolBlue refrigeration system from Technautics. It features a true holding plate that doesn't constantly cycle on and off. In turn, this greatly reduces power consumption. The system contains enough coolant eliminating the nee...