Deicing Marinas: Old Man Winter is ready, are you?

January 5th, 2012 | Posted by SavvyBoater in Deicer & Ice Eater Units | Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Deicing Marinas: Old Man Winter is ready, are you?)

Old Man Winter is ready. Ready to do his worst. With the inevitable advent of harsh, freezing winter conditions, boat owners in frigid climate zones will be scrambling to prevent ice from forming around boats, docks, piers and marinas. And many of them will be using dock deicers to get the job done. Deicers are perfect …
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Dock De-icer Zinc Anodes

October 28th, 2011 | Posted by JustinM in Deicer & Ice Eater Units - (Comments Off on Dock De-icer Zinc Anodes)

“Galvanic corrosion” is a term that refers to the connection between two different metals that are connected either physically or electrically, and submerged in a saltwater environment. It is both a natural occurrence in nature and a common problem in the marine industry, affecting de-icers as well as propellers and rudders, boat hulls, outboard and …
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Kasco Marine’s Part in “Big Miracle” Movie

October 28th, 2011 | Posted by denise in Deicer & Ice Eater Units | Everything Boating & Fishing - (Comments Off on Kasco Marine’s Part in “Big Miracle” Movie)

Kasco Marine won’t be starring in Universal Studio’s upcoming movie “Big Miracle” alongside Drew Barrymore but they did play a part in attempting to save three gray whales trapped underneath the ice in the northernmost inhabited place on the earth – Point Barrow, Alaska. The large mammals were discovered by local Eskimo hunter, Roy Ahmaogak, …
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Mounting a Dock De-icer to your Dock

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by JustinM in Deicer & Ice Eater Units - (Comments Off on Mounting a Dock De-icer to your Dock)

There are many factors to consider when installing a de-icer – Is this body of water subject to frequent water level changes? Where is ice most likely to form? Where will my dock be most affected by ice formation? Depending on your answers, your de-icer installation could be entirely different than your neighbor’s. Luckily, our …
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How a Dock Deicer can Prevent Damage to your Dock

October 21st, 2011 | Posted by JustinM in Deicer & Ice Eater Units | Docking & Anchoring - (Comments Off on How a Dock Deicer can Prevent Damage to your Dock)

There are a number of factors that can affect the ice formation around your dock – temperature, cloud cover, sunlight, snowfall, wind and water level changes. All of these factors play key roles in the strength, direction, and force at which ice can impact your dock. And although none of these factors can be predicted, …
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