Better Performance, Enhanced Engine Protection.
If you are not running a true marine formulated diesel fuel, then it’s time you
switch to Valv TectJ Marine Diesel and immediately begin experiencing these
important benefits. Valv TectJ Marine Diesel Fuel is specially formulated to. . .
# PROTECT: Keeps fuel system free from bacteria and sludge.
# OPTIMIZE: Improves engine performance and fuel economy.*
# EXTEND: Stabilizes fuel for two years or more.
# ENHANCE: Extra lubricity improver, water dispersant & cetane
improver reduce maintenance costs and extend engine life.
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to take along performance proven ValvTectJ Diesel Additives!
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PROTECT OPTIMIZE EXTEND ENHANCE
82015 Valv Tect Petroleum Products, Northbrook, IL *Based on clean up of fuel system deposits.
20 | BoatU.S. Magazine AUGUST | SEPTEMBER 2015
GEAR | FLOATING
Have you been wondering how you can take your tunes with you when you jump off the swim
platform this year? Well, the
SuperStar BackFloat claims it
has you covered with a high-per-formance portable speaker that
floats. The Bluetooth speaker
connects to any music device and
is optimized for smartphones,
tablets, and notebooks. As an
added bonus, it impersonates a
whale by blowing water from its
speakers. Cost: $169
www.monsterproducts.com P H
TOWBOATU.S. COAST TO COAST
BOATU.S. IS RENAMING its West Coast-based Vessel Assist towing fleet to TowBoatU.S. Members west of the Rockies needn’t worry, as the transition, expected to be completed by early 2016, won’t mean any disruption in service. “Other than a new name on the side of the towboat, BoatU.S. members and
boaters needing assistance 24 hours a day will continue to get the same great, help-
ful, and professional service from our local captains,” said BoatU.S. president Margaret
Podlich. “There are no pricing changes for any of our annual on-water towing plans.”
The move to rename Vessel Assist — located in California, Arizona, Oregon,
Washington, Hawaii, and British Columbia, Canada — reaffirms BoatU.S. as North
America’s largest provider of on-water assistance, with over 300 locations and 600 tow-
ing response vessels. Services include boat towing, jumpstarts, soft ungroundings, and
“Since our purchase of the Vessel Assist fleet in 2003, BoatU.S. members have seamlessly been able to use either towing fleet for any boat they own, rent, or charter anywhere in the U.S.,” said BoatU.S. vice president of Towing Services Adam Wheeler.
Captain Robert Butler of
TowBoatU.S. San Diego with
captains and crew aboard
the first West Coast