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Why Northern Lights Generators Beat The Competition

Courtesy of CitimarineStore.com

CitiMarine, one of South Florida’s premier marine service and sales outlets, recently shared these thoughts about Northern Lights quality:

Northern Lights Generators set the bar when it comes to marine generators.

If look up Northern Lights Generators on boating forums, such as The Hull Truth), you’ll see why Northern Lights is ahead of the pack.

Technicians who work on marine diesels and gensets for a living will tell you, Northern Lights are the best by far… simple and very well built.

Northern Lights generators have the best heavily dipped/insulated generator windings, as well as simple electrical wiring/engine harness/controls.

They are lower RPM engines (turn fewer RPMs than Onans or Westerbeke) leading to a longer-life and less problems.

We have received multiple reports of people using NL gensets season after season without so much as a hiccup, as well running the generators for 8,000 hours+ are common.

All that is needed is the occasional changing of oil and filters, and you’ll have a strong, dependable power-source on the waters that will never fail you.

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Electric and Diesel – A Match Made in Heaven for the Commercial Operator

Courtesy of Power and Motoryacht

By George L. Petrie

Rising fuel costs are always a concern.  As a result, achieving improvements in fuel economy has become a high priority throughout the marine industry, as it has in many other segments of business. Engine manufacturers have risen to the challenge, delivering sophisticated new power plants that not only burn less fuel but also produce fewer emissions. However, the fact remains that diesel engines will generally run most efficiently when they’re operating near their full rated capacity.

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And that poses a problem for vessels in commercial service. For example, tugboats have big engines to develop lots of towing power but may spend much of their time operating at well below their maximum towing capacity. Or consider that crew and supply boats in the offshore industry must run at high speed to and from oil rigs that may be 100 miles or more from shore, where they then spend several hours idling alongside the rig while supplies and personnel are transferred. And last but not least, there are cruise ships, floating cities with power requirements that vary substantially, depending on whether the ship is in port or underway.

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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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