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Northern Lights Welcomes Jim Kelly to Gulf Sales Team

Jim Kelly has joined the Northern Lights sales team in the role of Area Sales Manager. Jim will be based out of the Northern Lights Gulf Branch with a territory including the Western Gulf of Mexico and Inland Waterways.

Prior to joining Northern Lights Jim was a Regional Sales Manager for Thrustmaster in Texas. Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and commitment to the needs of the inland waterways commercial operator. In addition to working closely with our Dealers, Jim will work with naval architects, shipyards and vessel operators on building Northern Lights and Technicold business. Welcome aboard, Jim!

 


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Making The Right Choice for Onboard Comfort

It’s a story as old as manned sea-craft itself – how do you provide climate control that is suitable for the entire crew? Crew comfort is a key consideration for retention and regulation. Your crew works hard, but disputes about the amount of air conditioning or heating, and when and where to turn it on, have been inevitable.

The Marine Climate Control Experts at Technicold recommend individual compartment controls.  This will maximizes crew comfort while minimizing management headaches.

A world-class line of chilled water and direct-expansion air handlers will be designed to fit easily in almost any berth or compartment. When specking climate control, look for features including vertical assembly and rotatable insulated blowers.

There are other ways to enhance onboard comfort and safety. Electric heat strips and immersion heaters provide cold environment solutions. Install a dash heater in the pilot house to defrost the window, enhancing safety. Anti-bacterial UV lamps eliminate odors and improve air quality.

And if that still isn’t enough to keep the peace on board, look for locking control panels – just set it and forget it.

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The experts at Technicold will help layout a complete climate control system through superior engineering and marine class components. For maximum onboard comfort the answer is simple: Technicold marine air conditioning.


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Technicold Condensing Coils – How a Small Detail Makes a Huge Impact

In the world of vessel design, climate control is an important factor. But one of the most critical factors in the quality of the air conditioning system is one that is easy to overlook – the condenser coil.

Many manufacturers use copper coils that are subject to failure from sitting coolant and corrosion. The Marine Climate Experts at Technicold have a better way.

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Technicold uses only large, single pass fluted coaxial cupronickel counter-flow condensing coils.   That is a lot of features packed into a small component, so let’s break it down:

  • Large coil size ensures efficient coolant delivery.
  • The fluted design prevents sitting coolant and water that can lead to corrosion.
  • Cupornickel is a robust alloy that is known for its resistance to oxidation.
  • The counter flow condenser allows low sea water velocity for even condensing.

This level of attention is only one of many examples of the thoughtful engineering that goes into every Technicold product. Made specifically for the harsh marine environment, Technicold chilled water air conditioning systems feature 316L grade stainless steel hardware and low-condensation design to ensure the best long-term value in the marine industry.

The experts at Technicold will help layout a complete climate control system through superior engineering and marine class components. For maximum onboard comfort the answer is simple: Technicold marine air conditioning.


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Technicold Presents: The Commercial Operator’s Monthly HVAC Checklist

Downtime is never an option in the commercial marine industry.  But working with poorly functioning air conditioning in the summer months is unpleasant at best and a legitimate safety hazard at worst.  The marine HVAC experts at Technicold have the tips you need to make sure that your AC unit is ready for long summer nights.  Here are a few items that should be checked every month:   

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Free Seminar at CruiserPort, Yachts Miami Beach

Courtesy of Passagemaker Magazine

Boats run on more than gasoline or diesel fuel. You can’t buy one without reading the fine print, and you can’t keep its systems running without some basic knowledge. That’s why the people that bring you TrawlerFest are offering four free seminars at the Yachts Miami Beach Show next week.

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All four seminars happen on Friday, Feb. 12 at the CruiserPort tent at the end of RAMP 4. Take I-95 to S.R.195 East (Miami Beach on-ramp). Continue East on Arthur Godfrey Road to Collins Avenue. Turn left at Collins Avenue heading North. The Show is on the left side along the waterway between 41st and 51st Streets. Follow signs for Parking and FREE Shuttle Buses.

The Care & Upkeep Of Your Marine Generator Set

Your boat’s generator does a lot, but how well do you understand it? Northern Lights factory trainer Joe Maas will present a 45-minute seminar to explain generator service and maintenance. He will also discuss proper genset sizing and reasons for using the right coolant and lubricating oil. Attendees should learn everything they need to know to maximize their enjoyment of life aboard by ensuring that they always have the power they need. 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Marine Financing & Insurance

Phil Hawkins of Sterling Associates & Total Dollar Finance explains the basics of obtaining a loan to buy a boat and what you need to know about marine insurance. 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Keep Your Cool: Sizing, Service & Upkeep of Your Vessel’s Air Conditioning System

For many boaters, particularly in tropical climes, the biggest challenge is keeping cool. Shaun Hall, technical global sales director for Technicold Marine HVAC, will explain how to size a boat’s AC system, its basic operation and what you need to know about how to keep it running properly and effectively. 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

Introduction to PC Navigation

PC-based marine navigation has revolutionized the way boaters plan and navigate voyages. PC-based navigation systems are easier to use and offer a more comprehensive user experience and sophisticated tools than what is available on a dedicated plotter, according to Rose Point Navigation Systems. Jeff Hummel of Rose Point, an electronics contributor to PassageMaker magazine, will cover all the basics, including software, choosing a program, charts and satellite and aerial imagery. 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.


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