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Richard Kittar (aka: Captain Aurora), the president and one of the founders of Aurora Marine Industries In., is the author of this site and the foremost expert on boat maintenance. He has dedicated over 38 years to inventing and developing unique and effective solutions for boat maintenance that has no equal today. If he doesn’t know the answer to your question, he will find it… Or challenge his team of chemists to find a solution!

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