New Product Line: Pro-Mar Maritime Venting Solutions
Buck Algonquin is happy to officially introduce Pro-Mar, Inc. as the newest range of products acquired by Hydrasearch Company, effective November 2016.
Pro-Mar’s high-quality line specializes in venting and drainage systems for Workboats, Barges and Oil Rigs associated with the maritime industry. Available products include Tank Vent Check Valves, Inverted Tank Check Valves, Deck Drains, Sounding Tube Deck Fittings, and Suction Strainer Boxes. Keep an eye on our website for more product information available soon, or check out www.pro-marinc.com today.
We look forward to our future with Pro-Mar and are confident that this acquisition will bring exceptional quality and unique knowledge to our business. We know that you will be as pleased as we are with this strong addition.
As the exclusive North American distributor of Arctic Steel products since 2013, Buck Algonquin is proud to announce the acquisition of of Arctic Steel Pty. by Hydrasearch Company, Inc. (a Dixon Valve subsidiary), effective August 26, 2016.
Arctic Steel, an Australian company, began designing, manufacturing, and distributing high quality stainless steel sea water strainers and associated products for the marine industry in 2006. They have since forged a strong reputation for supplying reliable, high quality, and innovative products to customers globally.
Pricing and terms will remain the same. The Arctic Steel product line will continue to be marketed from within the Buck Algonquin business segment. Please visit our websites for complete details about the product line, www.buckalgonquin.com or www.arcticsteelusa.com
We are confident that this acquisition will enrich our mission of exceeding your expectations in service, quality, and innovation. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. As always, we greatly appreciate your business and are eager to continue to grow our product and service offerings.
Buck Algonquin is proud to introduce our new line of AQ-22 stainless steel rudders.
These rudders are designed for boat speeds up to 40 Knots, and the wedge section is made of high strength and superior corrosion resistant AQ-22 stainless steel. There are seven standardized rudder sizes to select from, so that a combination of speed and displacement may be accommodated for most all modern boat and yacht designs. This standardization of rudder design results in the economy of large production runs, while at the same time, providing custom design benefits.
What are the Special Features of the AQ-22 Rudder Design?
The AQ-22 Rudders have incorporated a number of features of hydrodynamic shapes that make it a superior performer throughout the design speed range. The wedge sections were selected to give positive steering forces for a full range of port and starboard rudder angles when operating behind a propeller or in free-stream. This rudder continues to generate increasing side forces with rudder angles as high as 25 degrees at 40 knots; a condition where typical airfoil section rudders have stalled.
The AQ-22 rudder is also designed to trail and track in the slip stream should the steering gear fail at high speeds, unlike an airfoil section rudder with normal stock location, which could cause a snap turn during high speed runs should steering failure occur.
In profile, the top trailing edge of the rudder is cut away to minimize ventilation of the rudder during high speed turns. Rudder ventilation may cause a vessel to almost stop turning, even with increasing rudder angles at high speed. When the trailing edge of the AQ-22 rudder is installed slightly ahead of the transom, ventilation is not likely to occur as might be experienced with rudders having other profiles and section shapes.
The AQ-22 rudders incorporate hydrodynamic features cast in stainless steel to provide the strength and positive steering control not likely to be found in other designs.
Please contact our knowledgeable sales team for more information!
Hydrasearch has recently moved into our new state-of-the-art facility. On April 15th, we were able to celebrate this move and share all of our efforts with our most valued customers and vendors. We would like to extend a special thanks to every one who could attend and making it a day we will always remember.
Please click on the link below to view a quick video of the event.
Hydrasearch was proud to host Maryland Senator Benjamin Cardin on May 3rd. Senator Cardin has been touring the state of Maryland through his ‘Made in Maryland’ campaign. He was gracious enough to visit our facility to speak with not only us, but members of Dixon Valve, KRM, and local commissioners about our business, our concerns, and opportunities. The Senator was extremely pleased with our facility, as well as, our business philosophy and how we are able to utilize our strengths to maintain a healthy business, both financially and culturally.
Buck Algonquin is proud to announce the Arctic Steel product has been added to our quality marine hardware line.
Arctic Steel strainers and fittings are made from the highest grade marine stainless steel and are solid cast without any welds, which are susceptible to corrosion. This unique design leads to a robust strainer with maximum straining properties. We invite you to visit the Arctic Steel section of our website to see the quality for yourself!