has the same properties that
make other epoxies popular
for bonding, filleting, coating,
and reinforcing. The difference with
Super Sap is that one-third of the
ingredients come from wastes from
paper manufacturing and biodiesel
“The judges liked the reduced
use of petroleum resources in
the product and that’s definitely
an environmental advantage,” said
West Marine Vice President Chuck Hawley.
“When combined with performance that
customers expect from epoxies, you clearly
have an innovation award-winning product.”
When it comes to reducing petroleum
use in boating even further, the judges
recognized two outboard motors that use
no gasoline at all, Torqeedo’s Travel 1003
Electric Outboard and the LEHR series
of outboard motors powered by propane. The all-electric outboard now features
improved efficiency and up to 30 percent
more power than previous Torqeedo models.
A four-function display shows percentage of battery power
remaining at any given time, the
boat’s speed through water, and the
cruising range remaining, all with an
The Miami show and the award
marked the debut of LEHR,
Inc.’s new outboards
powered by pro-
pane, a tech-
nology in use for
decades ashore run-
ning motor vehicles,
such as forklifts, trucks,
and larger equipment.
The motors, which come
in 2.5- and 5-hp models, draw
their power from either screw-in propane
cylinders similar to those used in handheld
torches or camp stoves, or the same 5-gal-
lon refillable propane tanks that fire up
“The LEHR outboards eliminate many of
the hassles of gasoline-powered engines,
sions, and propane doesn’t deteriorate
when stored the way gasoline does over
time,” Hawley said. “Plus, with propane,
you avoid fuel spills and now cruisers won’t
have to carry gasoline onboard for their
dinghies.” He added that in addition to very
low CO and CO2 emissions, propane is a
relatively inexpensive fuel, and produced
domestically. — R.L.
Nordic Tug 26CR
$199,900eady To Cruise Ready To Cruise
• Hand built in the USA to Nordic Tug’s high quality standards.
• Full-length keel for stability, tracking and protection of the prop.
• Large, open cockpit providing almost 40 square feet of space.
• Includes a Raymarine e7 with GPS, 4kw Radar, VHF and depth.
• NMMA certiied, ABYC certiied, plus a ten-year hull warranty.
• Diesel powered with a 110 hp Yanmar for longevity and efficiency.
• Packed with features like 2 sliding pilot house doors & wood cabinets.
• Can be shipped anywhere in the USA.
• Now at our docks in Essex.
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