Rolyan Buoys Channel Marker Polyethylene – Super-Tough

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TMP Marine Products represents and sells Rolyan Buoys. All of our buoy colors and markings meet, conform, or exceed all State and federal regulations.  They are used by the U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, State Parks, Sheriff’s Department, Yacht Clubs, Marinas, Towns and Resorts.

TMP Marine Products - Rolyan is your single source for a complete line of buoys, floats and hardware for regulation, mooring and marking. Our popular styles include nun and coast guard, standard and lighted. All buoys are built of tough plastic construction and completely foam-filled.

Barrier float systems are also available for dams and spillways. Rolyan can also fulfill your reflective aluminum sign needs with warning, recreational, handicap and other models.

Our Polyethylene – Super Tough Channel Markers are designed for problem areas on our waters.

Designed for problem areas where buoys are subject to abuse and vandalism

            Rolyan Buoys – Channel Markers

            The U.S. waterways are marked for safe navigation by the lateral system of buoyage. The system uses a simple arrangement of colors, shapes, numbers and light characteristics to show the side on which a buoy should be passed, when proceeding in a given direction.

            The characteristics are determined by the buoy’s position with respect to the navigable channels, as the channels are entered from seaward.

            The expression “red right returning” has long been used by boater’s, as a reminder that the red buoys are kept to the starboard (right) side when proceeding from the open sea into port. If lighted the buoy will have a red light.






            The green buoys are kept to the port (left) side when returning from the open sea to port. If lighted the buoy will have a green light.

            When proceeding toward the sea or leaving port, red buoys are kept to port (left) side and green buoys are kept to the (right) starboard side.

            Red buoys are always even numbered, and green buoys are odd numbered.



             Red and white vertically striped buoys mark the center of the channel.








            Red & Green Lateral Markers may be passed on either side of the marker when proceeding in the upstream direction, but the main or preferred channel is indicated by the color of the topmost band. For example, the illustrated marker below indicates the preferred channel is to the right, so you would keep the marker on your left (port) side when passing.



            • Polyethylene Exterior
            • 9”  x  60”
            • White – Super-tough HDPE shell.
            • Ultraviolet Inhibited.
            • Shatter-proof – Will not crack, chip, peel or rust.
            • Ultraviolet inhibited
            • Completely urethane foam filled.  Virtually Unsinkable.
            • 3” wide reflective band at top provides excellent nighttime visibility.
            • Signage has: 2” Orange band at top, 3” Black letters (2 sides), Orange symbol (2 sides), 2” Orange band at the bottom of sign.
            • Concrete ballast
            • ½” Heavy Galvanized Steel anchoring eye cast in the internal concrete ballast.
            • 1” I.D. steel mooring eye.
            • Self-righting without tackle.
            • Recessed cap allows buoy to stand upright.
            • Inland waterway marking symbols with standard messages included.
            • Includes choice of standard symbols and messages.
            Available Options
            • Pickup eye built into top.
            • Stainless Steel anchoring eye for salt water applications.
            • Agency or Name identification.
            • Cone cap top.
            • Special non-standard messages.
            • Solar Light.
            • Side mooring eyes for swim area, float lines, etc.
            • Submerged Buoyancy   84 lbs.
            • Net Weight                  49 lbs.
            • Shipping Weight           56 lbs.

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