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Another Muskrat Tale . . .

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Captain's Log, Product News, Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How I Stopped Muskrats from Getting into my Boat Exhaust Port Here is my encounter with far too many Muskrats. The manufacturing of my product couldn't come soon enough, to combat these vermin. Here is my story: 11/03/10 Not sure if you heard yet, but I have had some Muskrat problems. Early this year I had started to design an adjustable Muskrat Guard for exhaust ports. As busy as I was this summer, between work and play, I somewhat dropped the ball but picked that ball back up a few weeks ago. I was just about there with a prototype, but a day late. I had taken my boat to Harbor Town last Saturday and had left it there for Capt. Niemo (John) to pull on Monday. Well, I had gone back down there on Sunday to do some minor end of the season work and while in the engine room I heard some noises. After a [...]

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Muskrat Guards . . . Prevent the Unthinkable!

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Muskrat Guards . . . Hurley Muskrat Guards are 316 stainless steel, adjustable, and install inside the exhaust ports. Any boat that has a wet exhaust with a discharge opening of about three inches or larger is at risk. A Muskrat, Water Rat, Otter or other vermins can and will swim up the exhaust to chew through a coupling hose to the inside of the boat or make a den. That also includes boats with underwater exhausts as these rodents & vermins usually look for underwater entrances leading upwards to hollowed out chambers. This is how many boats sink, even while tied to the dock. This Exhaust Guard is also known as an Exhaust Mixer for when backing down on fish to mix the exhaust with water to keep the fumes from entering the cockpit or to just minimize the diesel soot on the stern of your boat. Did you know:  Marine insurance policies exclude damage [...]

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Muskrat Exhaust Guards for your boat

By |December 11th, 2013|Categories: Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Muskrat Exhaust Guards for your boat

Muskrat Exhaust Guards . . . Hurley Muskrat Exhaust Guards . . . Did you know that boat insurance policies typically exclude damage caused by "vermin", which includes muskrats & otters.  Hurley Marine, Inc. to date, is the only manufacturer that produces an inexpensive and easy to install Exhaust Guard. The Hurley Marine Muskrat Exhaust Guard is 316 stainless steel, adjustable and install inside the exhaust ports.  Guards are adjusted outward by stainless rods creating friction to the inside of the port, with no penetration to the hull and installs in minutes.  Local boat yards may custom make them for you but that takes time and is very costly. Hurley Marine Muskrat Guards are also known as an Exhaust Mixer for when backing down on fish to mix the exhaust with water to keep the fumes from entering the cockpit or to just minimize the diesel soot on the stern of your boat. Muskrat in Boat Exhaust.

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Properly Measuring for a Muskrat Guard

By |December 10th, 2013|Categories: Product News, Tips & Techniques|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Properly Measuring for a Muskrat Guard

Muskrat Guard - Make Sure it's a Good Fit! Hurley Muskrat Guard is for any boat that has a wet exhaust with a discharge opening of about three inches or larger, is at risk. A Muskrat, Water Rat, Otter, or other vermin, can and will, swim up the exhaust to chew through a coupling hose to the inside of the boat or make a den. This also includes boats with underwater exhausts, as these rodents & vermin usually look for underwater entrances, leading upwards to hollowed out chambers. This is how many boats sink, even while tied to the dock. Protect your investment! Marine insurance policies typically exclude damage caused by 'vermin', which includes muskrats & otters. Hurley Marine Muskrat Guards are 316 stainless steel, adjustable and install inside the exhaust ports. Guards are adjusted outward by stainless rods creating friction to the inside of the port, with no penetrationto the hull. Installs in minutes. Protection available [...]