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Improved All Stainless, Waterproof Shorty Trumpet Horns

IMPROVED TRUMPET HORNS NOW EVEN MORE WORRY-FREE

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Having a loud, trustworthy sound device is essential to safe boating. Sleek as ever, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s popular Deluxe Stainless Steel Shorty Single and Dual Trumpet horns have been improved for even greater safety, reliability and performance.

The company’s all stainless steel deluxe shorty trumpets are now equipped with an innovative drain feature that increases functionality in rain or choppy weather. The fasteners of the sounding unit are completely sealed in resin to block moisture. The vibration pads are likewise protected with a conductive lubricant. Combined with durable, rubber gaskets, they’re worry-free. Both units meet ABYC A-23 standards for boats up to 39′.

The patented 12-volt horns are constructed of gleaming 304 stainless steel throughout, including the brackets and internal housing. Maintenance has been reduced to simple cleaning to enhance the lustrous shine. They’re guaranteed not to rust for five years.

They are pre-wired for easy installation. The hole patterns for these horns remain the same as the prior Schmitt & Ongaro shorty models for simple upgrade projects.

Whether for reasons of aesthetics or limited space, the horns’ reduced size make them ideal for a wide range of applications. The single shorty trumpet is 13.5″ L x 3.5″ W x 4″ H. It draws 4 amps and is rated 114 db at one meter. A commanding 120 db at one meter, the 7 amp dual version is

16″ L x 7.5″ W x 4″ H. Both horns are known for their sound clarity and enhanced audibility.

The suggested list price for the Deluxe Stainless Steel Shorty Single Trumpet is $113.30. The Deluxe Shorty Dual Trumpet is $229.10.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products manufactures innovative and exceptional quality marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and accessories. The company offers some of the strongest product warranties in the industry and exceptional customer service.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

Introducing our New 11″ Stainless Steel Destroyer Wheel with Control Knob

DESTROYER WHEEL MAKES TURNING EASY WITH CONTROL KNOB 

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For ease of maneuvering, nothing beats a wheel control knob, especially in wet weather or when one hand is needed for the throttle. Schmitt & Ongaro’s new 11″ Destroyer Wheel comes complete with this must-have feature.

Smaller in diameter than a standard wheel, it serves well in tight and restricted locations. Ideal for any boat, it’s perfect for center consoles, fly bridges, RIBs, runabouts, crabbers and skiffs. When mounted on a stern helm station, it makes backing down safe and easy.

Crafted of strong, superior-grade stainless steel, the six-spoked wheel is highly polished for a low-maintenance, mirror-like finish. It’s ideal for both salt and freshwater. Its ball bearing knob spins even in the most grueling environments. With its black center cap and control knob insert, the 11″ Destroyer Wheel’s rugged good looks enhance any boat décor.

Developed for both refit and OEM, the solidly-built 11″ Destroyer Wheel with control knob fits a 3/4″ tapered shaft for ease of installation and maximum rigidity. With a 10° dish, it provides plenty of offset from the dash.

MSRP for Schmitt & Ongaro Marine’s model 1531111K-H Destroyer Wheel with control knob is $241.80.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products is the industry’s foremost maker of innovative and exceptional quality marine steering wheels, horns, wiper systems, control arms and knobs, and accessories. Known for its superior customer service principles, the company offers some of the strongest product warranties in the industry.

Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products, 1001 Ranck Mill Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602. 866-724-6488 (866-SCHMITT); Fax: 866-329-7679 (866-FAXSMSW). sales@schmittsteering.com. www.schmittongaromarine.com.

 

NMFC Policy Change for Concealed Damaged

Recent changes have been made to the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) rules regarding concealed damage notifications. As of Saturday, April 18, 2015 the National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) has reduced the time shippers are allowed to report concealed damage to the carrier from 15 days to 5 days. Unless otherwise stated in a carrier’s specific rules tariff, this applies to all LTL shipments.

As a valued customer, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine wants to make sure you are aware of this change as well as provide information on how you can mitigate some of the possible effects to your business. Take a look below at some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this change.

What is concealed damage?
Concealed damage is damage which you did not notice when you first accepted your shipment or was hidden from your sight.

What does this mean for me and my business?
If you fail to report concealed damage within 5 days, it will result in your inability to file a freight claim with the carrier.

How can I lessen any potential impacts due to this change?
It is strongly recommended that you open and inspect all shipments immediately upon receiving. Doing so will help ensure that you are able to provide timely notification to the carrier if you discover damage to your shipment.

What happens if I discover concealed damage?
If you discover any concealed damage, the process for notifying the carrier has not changed.  Stop unpacking the shipment and retain all packaging. Take steps to reduce further loss of the goods. Do not discard damaged goods, packaging and container seals until surveyor has had a chance to investigate the loss and be sure to take pictures of the damaged freight.  Schmitt & Ongaro Marine cannot be held responsible for damages caused by carriers.  We advise you to immediately contact the carrier to obtain the necessary information to submit a claim directly to the carrier.

If needed, additional information can be obtained by visiting the NMFC website at http://www.nmfta.org/Home/Index