According to Coast Guard estimates, one third of vessel casualties are due to flooding or stability problems.
Bolton, MA – November 1, 2006 – SeaKits, Inc. today announced the availability of the SeaKits Damage Control Kit, the most complete off-the-shelf flooding Damage Control Kit for commercial and passage making vessels under 150′. Containing over 35 plugs, patches, fasteners, tools, and a comprehensive Vessel Damage Control Guide, the Kit is recommended for vessels cruising or working outside protected waters, including offshore cruisers, fishing vessels, work boats, and ocean racing. The Kit was first introduced earlier this year on the SeaKits web site and at select boat shows and has been well received.
The SeaKits Damage Control Kit is designed to be carried onboard and readily available should the vessel experience flooding due to a collision, grounding, or mechanical failure of seawater through hulls, seacocks, piping, or shaft seals. The Kit includes all of the plugs, patches, fasteners, and tools for controlling most flooding situations, including hull and tank breaches, chafed seawater hoses, damaged through-hulls, split piping, and failed shaft seals. In addition, the Kit can be used to make temporary and permanent repairs to leaking coolant hoses, hydraulic lines, manifolds, exhausts, and a host of other applications. The Kit is delivered in a water resistant dry box to protect the parts from damage due to spray or humidity.
The Kit features traditional as well as innovative patching and plugging materials including neoprene rubber sections, split fire hose, and an assortment of softwood plugs and wedges, hose clamps, and oakum. Newer, innovative products include self amalgamating silicone sealing tape, and water activated epoxy pipe wraps and patches from Access-Able Technologies. The Kit contains the essential tools for damage control including a general purpose stainless steel rigging knife by Davis Instruments, a camp ax and folding saw from Buck Knives for pounding and sizing plugs and wedges, and a flexible shaft hose clamp driver from Ideal Hose Clamps. A Fulton waterproof flashlight is also included.
A comprehensive Vessel Damage Control Guide is provided that includes a description of all of the Kit’s components as well as detailed use instructions, training recommendations, flooding tables, and a method for diagramming through-hulls.
The SeaKits Damage Control Kit is available online at www.seakits.com, and at select boat shows. Please visit www.seakits.com for more information, or contact Barry Kallander at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-562-5211 to discuss how SeaKits can help you Cruise with Confidence.
SeaKits, Inc. is a marine safety and maintenance management software company providing innovative products and services to passagemakers, luxury yachts, and working vessels. Founded by a former US Navy submarine sailor and master mariner, SeaKits mission is to help its customers Cruise with Confidence.