Captain's Log :: Archived in "April 1, 2013"

New Research Vessel for the Maritime Aquarium

April 10, 2013

  The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk has contracted Robert E. Derecktor, Inc. of Mamaroneck, NY to construct a 65 foot $ 2.5 million dollar hybrid diesel-electric research vessel. The new vessel will replace the Aquarium’s existing 33 year old diesel powered 40 foot trawler “Oceanic”. The yet to be named vessel's hybrid system is being engineered to propel the vessel for almost 2 ½…Read More

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Is Your Boat Zinc-ing ?

April 3, 2013

  So what is the big deal about putting zincs on my boat, and why should I care ?   Galvanic Corrosion When two different metals (like your bronze propeller and your stainless steel prop shaft) are put together underwater, they basically create a battery and electric voltage can flow between them. As in a battery, one material is more noble (the SS shaft) and the other less noble…Read More

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