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Ballast tanks can be protected from rust through the use of Maxi-
Cote corrosion inhibitor from Nal- fleet, Bull and Roberts Inc., Spring- field, N.J. When the product is ap- plied, it produces a stable film on the metal surface, above and below the waterline.
The protective film remains soft and flexible, repels water and forms a chemical bond with the base metal, producing a strong durable surface adhesion. It penetrates ex- isting rust, cutting down consider- ably the usual preparation time re- quired with some alternative corro- sion control methods.
This low viscosity liquid is easily applied by flotation, spray or brush, over existing coatings and rusted surfaces, in wet or dry conditions.
Maxi-Cote applications are simple to inspect because they remain visi- ble on the tank surface. With its high flash point and neutral pH, it is non-toxic and safe to use.
When properly applied, Nalfleet,
Bull and Roberts claims that with normal ballast tank operations,
Maxi-Cote will provide effective corrosion protection for over two years.
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More than one million square feet of Proreco® deck coating systems have been applied to exterior decks of small boats, large commercial ships, towboats, offshore rigs and military ships. Manufactured by
Products, Research & Chemical
Corporation (PRC) of Glendale,
Calif., the interior and exterior
Proreco coating systems are fire- retardant, and resistant to acids, caustic chemicals and petroleum products.
Proreco III exterior coating sys- tems are used to virtually eliminate costly maintenance and down-time for working ships. The PRC Proreco
III coating systems are specified by many naval architects and specified by the military due to its known track record for corrosion control, dependability and long wear.
Proven to be most effective, the
Proreco III coating systems have an inherent flexibility to withstand normal stress caused by deck move- ment. The fire-retardant systems provide excellent corrosion control and are resistant to abrasion and impact. According to PRC, one of the advantages of Proreco III sys- tems over rigid coatings is that the
Proreco elastomeric base is not brit- tle and subject to cracking, chipping or spralling.
The Proreco I coating system is specified for habitability areas such as heads, galleys and mess decks.
Proreco I is a low-cost, minimal maintenance system for living spaces. The Proreco I polyurethane coatings provide an attractive high gloss appearance coupled with the long-wearing capability and flexibil- ity to withstand structural move- ment, impact and abrasion, with ex- tended corrosion control. The Pro- reco I coating system has both U.S.
Navy military specification and SO-
PRC supplies to the marine market a full line of both one-part and two-part polyurethane and polysulfide sealants, caulking com- pounds, hull coatings and com- pounds. •
Walker Boat Yard Appoints
Dahl Manager, Diesel
Walker Boat Yard, Paducah, Ky., recently announced that Joseph
Dahl has joined their operation as manager, Walker Diesel Engine Di- vision. Mr. Dahl is a 1971 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Acad- emy and formerly was with Signet
Marine in Houston, Texas. He has extensive experience with diesel re- pair and shipyard operations.
In his new position, Mr. Dahl will be responsible for directing the
Walker Marine Diesel overhaul fa- cility, one of the largest in the inland waterways system. Walker services all makes of marine diesels as well as serving as a service center for Caterpillar, Detroit and Cum- mins engines.
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