AND ONE VERY COOL DVD
8 GUARDIANS OF THE GATES: THE SURF BOATS Produced and directed by David Wittkower
This look at the elite Coast Guard Search & Rescue
crews that conduct over 600 rescues a year was
filmed at the Coast Guard station next to the Golden
Gate Bridge in San Francisco — the second busiest
in the nation. Extreme weather and waves
over 25 feet are just two of the
things these “coasties” have
to navigate regularly.
9 MARINE MEDICINE
Eric A. Weiss &
Michael E. Jacobs
This new edition includes
chapters on hazardous
marine life, submersion
injury, dive medicine,
rescue and evacuation of
the sick and injured, and
and closing. — A.D.
The national Women’s Sailing Association
(N WSA) and BoatU.S. honored Elaine Dickinson,
with the 12th Leadership in Women’s Sailing
Award. Dickinson, who retired in 2010 after
26 years with BoatU.S., accepted the award at
the Women’s Sailing Conference on June 2 in
Marblehead, Massachusetts. The award honors a
man or woman who’s built a record of achievement in inspiring, educating, and enriching the
lives of women through sailing.
A writer, editor, and lobbyist at BoatU.S.,
Dickinson joined the association in 1984 to produce BoatU.S. Reports, the precursor to BoatU.S.
Magazine. She also managed boating legislative
and regulatory issues, and served on national
safety organizations and federal advisory panels.
Her writing raised women’s awareness about
sailing opportunities and educational events,
and profiled accomplished women in maritime
fields. Dickinson started the BoatU.S. Women in
Boating website and served on the NWSA board
for ten years. During that time she conducted surveys to better understand how women gain boating knowledge. For more about the award, see
www.BoatUS.com/Women/leadership — R.L.
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Ask the Experts...
“How do I choose a bottom paint
with a reduced environmental impact?”
Regional Sales Manager
Whether you are a boat owner applying your own paint or you’re a boat yard that applies paint for a living, we all – as individuals and companies – have an interest in keeping our
boating environment healthy, prosperous, safe and simply a pleasurable experience. By considering the environment in our day to day activities, we can examine ways of reducing
our overall environmental footprint. Today, the topic is bottom paint and how to choose product(s) that deliver the results that are important to you. Look for products with multiple
improvement* options such as:
n Reduced Solvent Content: a lower solvent content in the paint will reduce the amount of organic compound emitted into the air. Normally, you would also get a thicker film and
improved longevity from a ‘high solids’ bottom paint
n Polishing Action: with self smoothing characteristics an ablative paint will maximize on fuel efficiencies and the right product will help reduce green house gases by
consuming less fuel
n Copper-free Formulation: Copper occurs naturally in all waters around the world and while high concentration levels can be harmful to humans and the environment,
copper is an essential micronutrient to life and a certain amount is essential for the well-being of animals, includin humans**. The accumulation of
copper in some marinas has led to the demand for products that can help boat yards reduce the overall copper content collected when hauling &
pressure washing boats. A copper free product can be suitable for professionals and consumers alike
Pacifica Plus from Interlux may just be the paint for you. Pacifica Plus is formulated with the latest biocide technology Econea™, which allows for
a decrease in total biocidal content without compromising on performance. Even though we have added Biolux® technology to deter slime, Pacifica Plus
contains approximately 80% less active biocide ingredients than other leading antifouling paints.
The product is the perfect choice for boat owners and boat yards seeking to reduce their environmental footprint.
For even greater environmental improvement, Interlux also offers Intersleek 900, a metal-free, bioicide-free reduced emissions coating.
Professionally applied by boat yards, Intersleek 900 is a foul release system with super low surface friction,
leading to great fuel efficiencies if properly maintained.
* Compared to standard, old fashioned hard and ablative antifoulings.
** For further details see the summary provided by the National Paints and Coatings
Associationon the‘Boating and the Environment’ sectionof Interlux www.yachtpaint.com
®, Interlux®, the AkzoNobel logo and all product names mentioned in this advertisement are trademarks of, or licensed to, AkzoNobel. © Akzo Nobel N.V. 2012.
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