Fire Hose Reel Thing

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Superior has been building marinas for many years and the levels of safety have been improving as well. The fire safety devices are much more prevalent these days and the most visible item is the fire hose reel. These are installed less than 40 metres apart on most marinas and they serve an important early response purpose. Over the years when these devices are placed ready and waiting, the hose and reel components are subjected to the punishing elements of the sun, rain and wind.

In response to the damage caused by the elements there has been an effort to make some covers from PVC fabric which itself is subject to UV damage. Therefore Superior has produced an answer, The Superior Hose Reel Cover. (HRC).

This innovative product is manufactured from tough durable polyethylene which is the same material used for impact resistant road barriers where they have to endure years of service out in the elements. The fire engine red covers have been designed with a distinctive fire hose reel shown on the outer to preserve the instant recognition needed in an emergency event.

The Superior HRC also features handy hand holds to lift off the cover quickly, a slot that allows the cover to slide down over the water supply pipe and a safety clip that prevent unintentional winds blowing the unit off into the water. With research Superior has ensured that this unit will fit the reel assemblies off all of the major suppliers of fire hose reels. This means the unit adds style to the commercial installations of all fire hose reels in major building, industrial plants as well as marinas worldwide.

The product will be launched at the upcoming Marine13 show in Sydney on April 28, 2013. Enquiries from non marine distributors are welcome as we believe this is a must have accessory for long term protection of this vital infrastructure component to fire safety. Purchase the fire hose reel cover online Fire Hose Reel Cover

Fire Hose Reel Marinas


Summer days

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All the best for the new year from the Superior team.  We are back to work this week following a couple of weeks off over the holidays.  With lots of people still away on the school holidays, it is a time to take stock of what we can do in 2013.  This is the time of new resolutions and making plans.  I know we have and the time relaxing allows the mind to refresh.

During these holidays, we spent time on the water on Morton Bay. This might sound a bit like the bus mans holiday however when you love boating none of it is a chore. We use Southport Yacht Club as a base to pick up people and get supplies, however most of the time it is anchored out in nature’s wonderland. We managed to find our way back into Days Gutter on the southern end of Morton Island. This can be a shallow entry and is best tackled on the top of the tide. After entering via the seaward entrance wit breakers visible on either side, we exited through Blacks Gutter and this is my preferred path in future. Once anchored inside there are lots of wildlife with dolphin and turtles around. We found the best oysters in the world from Morton Bay Rock Oysters and met friends on other boats.

We then visited Amity on North Stradbroke Island for a feed of prawns and crabs from? These were excellent as usual and we had lunch at Myora, another magic anchorage. We took the tender into the fresh water springs that feed into the bay through the mangroves. Rumour has it this water is from the Darling Downs and it was cool and clear.
The wind picked up a bit so we anchored in at Canaipa where there is good south east protection. After a delightful BBQ ashore with friends we returned to the boat for the night. It remained windy all night and the extra effort to fit an Ultra anchor was piece of mind when in these conditions.

With all of these unique attractions on our fore shores it is worth the effort to visit them by car or ferry or boat. We are very lucky to have such beauty around us and this is a perfect time to appreciate it. Take a mini holiday at home and refresh yourself.

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