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PWSAC Upgrades to BOLLARD™ Generators

The Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corporation (PWSAC) is a non-profit founded in 1974 by a local fishermen’s organization to optimize wild salmon resources in the Prince William Sound and Copper River regions. PWSAC operates five hatcheries to produce ocean-raised...

Lighting for Small Vessels

SeaFire NANO, DELTA I, DELTA II, & GAMMA Series SeaFire lights are known for their durability, brightness, efficiency, and style. For years our lights have been paying for themselves in energy savings on commercial vessels around the world. We thought it was time...

A New Home For MER

Reaching New Heights – By Michael Hudson Since the beginning in 1964, in a building in old town Ballard that was once a Chinese laundry, we have traveled far. However, our home and our heart have remained in the center of the Northwest Maritime Industry. We are...

Defining Beam Angles & Interpreting Polar Graphs

Clients often ask about the beam angles on our SeaFire lights and how much coverage and distance each will provide. Some will say, “I don’t think 60-degree beam angle is large enough” or “What beam angle should I be using?.” The answer...

David Walker – A Lasting Impression

David Walker left our world on 05/15/2014, We had planned his retirement party for just next week, bought him a gift for his boat so he could stay in touch.  He was taking off up the inland passage with the family for the summer.  He’d been working tirelessly on the...

What is BOLLARD™?

50 Years In The Making – By Michael Hudson Bol-lard [bol-erd] noun a: A thick, low post, usually of iron or steel, mounted on a wharf or the like, to which mooring lines from vessels are attached. b: A measure of the pulling force of a vessel against a...

Understanding Torsional Vibration

  Understanding Torsional Vibration & the Importance of TVA – By Spencer Bailey Destructive torsional vibration occurs when different pieces of rotating equipment don’t get along. When designing or building a piece of engine-driven equipment, it’s important...

Steve Fish’s Kariel Repowered By MER

  Steve Fish tends to trust his gut, and the results speak for themselves.  As a young man, he felt Alaska was a much better fit for him than college in the lower 48. Over the years Steve has become a recognized highliner and leader in Alaska’s fishing industry....

SeaDrive Power Take Off

  SeaDrive PTOs are engine mounted systems that allow you to safely transfer power from your engine to various other equipment. Whether you want to power your pumps, hydraulics, transmissions, generators, or custom equipment the possibilities are endless. The SeaDrive...

The MER Method – Custom Exhaust Design

Designing an exhaust and blanketing system can be time consuming, stressful and expensive. It takes a long time to design the exhaust, fabricate and install the piping, then go through the process all over again with lagging. The work is being done twice and costs...

The Life & Times of Ivan Fox

Ivan Lorraine Fox, our founder, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, teacher, mentor, and friend Passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on March 10th 2013 in Seattle WA. Born in Prosser, WA. Nov. 14th, 1918, Ivan was the second eldest of eight children...
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