Sept. 6, 2010 – PWC Digest

Clarifications on Scan-Sea tool

A previous Powersports Business article on the SBT diagnostic tool caught the attention of Bernd Rehme, president of Scan World Systems U.S., Inc. Rehme wanted to provide several clarifications on the Scan-Sea product.
Developed by Spanish engineers with more than 10 years of experience in developing automotive diagnostic scanners, the Scan-Sea was the first PWC diagnostic tool on the market in 2008. It is also currently the only tool that works on all brands; the SBT tool is Sea-Doo only, although multi-brand support is promised in future upgrades.
The July 12 article noted the tool costs “nearly $4,000.” In fact, it retails for $3,450 and there are no fees thereafter.
The article also noted some users had reported frustration with “little English-speaking tech support.” As Rehme explains, Scan World Systems U.S. has been the worldwide distributor for Scan-Sea since 2009, and has been providing English-speaking tech support (as well as Spanish and German) out of their Florida base for now more than 1½ years.

New Venue For HydroDrags WaterTop Unlimited has announced

RIVA Racing will continue as the title sponsor of the upcoming HydroDrag National, scheduled for Nov. 6-7 at its new location at the Water Ski Hall of Fame in Polk City, Fla.
According to WaterTop’s Tim McKercher, the Hall of Fame’s Lake Grew is an ideal venue for the competition. The location is also centrally located, directly on Florida’s Interstate 4.
Competitors will be vying to break the existing speed record of 110.5 mph, set at the 2009 HydroDrag Spring Nationals.

Opponents Line Up Against Ethanol

According to a post on the MasterResource energy blog, a coalition of 36 groups recently sent a letter to Senate leaders requesting they reject attempts to attach a ethanol-increase amendment during the Senate’s consideration of upcoming energy legislation. Proponents of the legislation would like to see the ratio of ethanol allowed in fuels increased from 10 percent to 15 percent.

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