Boating Industry

May 2016

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26 | Boating Industry | May 2016 MALIBU'S INTEGRATED SURF PLATFORM Malibu's Integrated Surf Platform is the culmina- tion of years of research and development that started with the Surf Gate, released in 2012. The system includes several components: model- specific hulls and running surfaces, surf-specific swim platforms, tested and sized for every model; and surf gates sized by model. The latest innovations include re-engineering of the Power Wedge II, with 22 percent more surface area and 1,500 lbs. of simulated ballast; the release of the Viper II operating system; and the introduction of the Surf Band, allowing surfers to control the size, length and shape of their wave. MARINE EXHAUST SYSTEMS THINLINE LINEAR MUFFLER Marine Exhaust Systems' new patent-pending Thinline Linear Muffler with throughport raw water bypass is a new way to handle excess engine cooling water inside a muffler. Without any impact to performance, excess water travels through a second baffle cavity and discharges through a diverter. This keeps it from intermix- ing with the gas and exhaust water spray to avoid back pressure issues. MERCURY MARINE FLO-TORQ SSR HD HUB KIT The Flo-Torq SSR HD hub system offers a solid stainless-steel design that features a bonded rubber drive sleeve that employs Mercury's new SSR – or soft shift rubber – technology. Once under load, the stainless steel end of the hub engages the core of the propeller, creating a solid hub that can reliably transfer the significant power gener- ated by high-horsepower outboards. The bonded SSR drivesleeve allows the propeller to rotate port and starboard, decreasing shift clunk and vibration by up to 25 percent for smooth and quiet shifting. MERCURY RACING 400R OUTBOARD At 153 hp per liter, the Mercury Racing Verado 400R outboard is the most powerful consumer outboard ever produced by Mercury Marine and provides the high- est power-to-weight of all other four-stroke outboards in its class. The 400R is the first Verado to feature the race-proven Sport Mas- ter gearcase with low water pickups for added performance. The 400R is available in both Cold Fusion white and Mer- cury Phantom black. Cold Fusion white models come standard with Mercury Racing Blue accent colors. In addition, a total of seven custom-colored accent decal kits are available on Cold Fusion white models to match a variety of boat graphics. MINN KOTA RIPTIDE ULTERRA TROLLING MOTOR Building off the original Ulterra motor, Minn Kota now offers the Riptide Ulterra for saltwater anglers. The Riptide Ulterra bow-mount trolling motor features fully automated stow and deploy, power trim, Spot-Lock anchor- ing and recording paths, all controlled wirelessly with the i- Pilot remote. Riptide Ulterra also comes standard with i-Pilot GPS functionality. MYMICLEARN MARINA & BOATYARD WEB-BASED TRAINING PORTAL MYMIC Training Technologies has introduced a Web-based training portal with content ex- clusively designed for the marina, boatyard and recreational boating industry. Using a Learning Management System platform, MYMICLEARN allows users to receive a consistent training pro- gram from any device with internet connectivity. MYMICLEARN launched with approximately 20 modules including topics such as dock safety, fueling, pump out, electric shock drowning, and many more. Future content will include top- ics such as fall protection, confined spaces and conflict resolution.

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