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Need help selecting a de-icer or ice eater? Look no further. Use our helpful guides below to find the right de-icer and learn how to getthe most out of it. It will not only prevent ice damage but also save you money in the long run. Now that's what we call "savvy"!
"De-icers" and "ice eaters" do not actually remove or "eat" ice but rather prevent it from developing in the first place. An electric motor and propeller draws deeper, warmer water up to the surface and circulates it to prevent ice formation. It is a simple concept that is extremely effective - and important.
Without a de-icer, your dock, boat, slip or marina remain vulnerable to severe damage from winter weather - damage that can be very costly to fix. Basically, you should think of a de-icer as a good insurance policy. No matter what long-term forecasts show, weather can change rapidly and you should have a de-icer ready to go as soon as the mercury dips and ice begins to form. "An ounce of prevention..."
While de-icers do a good job of preventing ice formation around a boat or dock, they cannot protect from shifting or floating ice carried by wind or current. In some areas, particularly in rivers, floating ice can act as a battering ram on your dock. In this case, you may consider protective pylons or floating booms to deflect the moving ice away from your dock (Savvyboater.com does not carry these products).
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Simply follow this step-by-step guide to select the right de-icer for your needs:
Kasco and Power House each have their own recommended mounting options for optimal results.
The right accessories can help you maximize your de-icer performance and get the most out of your investment.
As with any important equipment, it is necessary to inspect and maintain your de-icer properly. Here are a few simple things you can do to ensure your de-icer performs its best.
For more information on Kasco De-icers and Power House Ice Eaters, browse these owners manuals and brochures: