Each Kasco De-Icer includes two 20' mooring ropes for suspension below a dock or boat. These mooring ropes are included with the package and work extremely well in many applications where a dock or boat is available to suspend the De-Icer from and the water is at least 4-5' deep.
Kasco De-Icers come complete for suspended operation from a dock or boat in either a vertical or angled position. The angled operation by suspended method or with optional flotation unit produces an elongated pattern of agitated water. A vertical positioning produces a circular pattern. Vertical positioning of the De-Icer works well under boats and docks or between slips and boats.
Adjusting the angle of the De-Icer suspension is done by simply looping one suspension rope back one or two ribs on the propeller cage. Angled operation can be used to de-ice shallow water areas. This will direct the flow warmer water from a deeper area into the shallower area. Remember, a De-Icer works because it draws warmer, denser water from the bottom and circulates it upward to the surface, preventing ice formation or melting existing ice.
It is often easier to de-ice a boat by installing the de-icer at or near the bow, angled toward the stern. If the water flow is directed toward the shore or a retaining wall, it will flair, forming a desirable"T" shape de-icing pattern.
In tidal waters, split the difference in water depth so the De-Icer is in shallow water at low tide and deep water at high tide. Or, tie your De-Icer to the boat and allow the boat and De-Icer to rise and fall with the tide.
The area of water that can be de-iced by a single unit depends on climate and the body of water involved. For specific information contact your local Kasco dealer.
Universal Dock Mount
Kasco offers the Universal Dock Mount as a mounting option for all De-Icers. This mounting option works well in applications where a dock is available to mount the unit to and in water towers where having several angling options of the De-Icer is desired.
Kasco Marine, Inc. offers an optional Universal Dock Mount or Piling Mount that can be used with any Kasco De-Icer. This heavy-duty Universal Dock Mount or Piling Mount is made from thermal plastic composites, corrosion protected steel, and stainless steel to withstand the toughest marine conditions. The De-Icer is mounted to the "underwater parts" of the Universal Dock Mount and the "above water" parts are mounted to the dock or piling. Due to shipping limitations, a 1" pipe extension needs to be supplied by the purchaser to connect the "underwater parts" and "above water" parts. The new Easy Lock handle makes adjustments in the water a breeze.
The De-Icer may be operated in a vertical or several different angled positions. The De-Icer may also be adjusted to a maximum depth of 10' from the above water mounting brackets and it may be moved 360 degrees. This allows for a variety of operating positions and is able to fit and adapt to many different situations and conditions.
Horizontal Flotation Unit
Kasco offers a Horizontal Flotation Unit as another mounting option for all De-Icers. The Horizontal Flotation Unit option works well in applications where no dock or boat is available to mount the unit to, where large tidal fluctuations occur, and in shallow water applications.
Kasco Marine, Inc. offers an exclusive, arctic proven flotation kit that is optional for all De-Icers. The easy-to-assemble kit consists of stainless steel components and a flotation block. The De-Icer unit is mounted horizontally to the surface of the water, just below the flotation block. The De-Icer can be angled in several positions; horizontal and above and below horizontal.
The horizontal operation of the De-Icer produces an elongated pattern of agitatedwater. This is well suited for tough problems such as shallow water areas, areas where water and ice levels fluctuate such as tidalwaters, or where elongated open water areas are desired, such as around long docks. With adjustable angles above and below horizontal, the De-Icer can also be suited to fit many water depth and obstruction conditions.
Using a Kasco De-Icer with the Horizontal Float is also a great tool to improve summer water quality and eliminate stagnant water. It can also be used to push debris into an area that it is easily removed.
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