I want to express our sincerest thanks because you pay our salaries. This catalog is our attempt to provide you with up to date information on the wide variety of supplies that we handle. Many new products have been added to this latest edition. We represent so many manufacturers that it is impractical to publish their entire lines here. If you don't see the particular product that you are looking for, call us anyway because we can almost always get it.

Byrne, Rice & Turner, Inc. has been serving the marine industry since 1947. Our personnel are knowledgeable and eager to serve you. We listen to our customers. We welcome feedback from you in order to better serve you. If there is a particular item you want us to stock, or a type of service that you need, please bring it to our attention so if possible we can accommodate you.

We do warehouse and distribute many of the items represented. In some cases, we are the exclusive distributorship. Although it is impossible for us to keep all of the items contained here, we do regularly evaluate stocking requirements on the basis of changing customer demand to ensure customer satisfaction. It is not our intention to imply that we manufacture or have any exclusive rights of distribution to all of these items.

Long time customers know they can expect a little something extra from Byrne, Rice and Turner. Atwood Rice Jr. set that standard for us for many years and although he passed away in 2004 we still endeavor to follow his example. This catalog is not a departure from that tradition. You will find that even our catalog contains a little LAGNIAPPE! In keeping with New Orleans tradition, lagniappe is "a little something extra" a sort of baker's dozen if you will.

Sprinkled throughout this catalog you will find humorous, helpful, and thought provoking items for your enjoyment. Many of the dark bordered section dividers contain articles of patriotic thought. The United States was blessed with a unique beginning. Many individuals purchased the freedoms we enjoy today at great price. Liberty is an idea that was embraced by our culture. Liberty is not solely threatened from external sources. Internal threats also can eat away at our liberty like a cancer. It can be gradually lost to ideas whose inferiority is hidden by their appeal to immediate gratification. Edmund Burke said, “All that is required for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” It is our sincerest hope that none of us will take the blessings of this country for granted, and that more countries may make these blessings their own. We look forward to hearing from you, and truly wish God's best for you and your loved ones.

Sincerely,

John Rice

Table of Content

The first page of each section is a detailed index of the section’s contents. There is also a general index in the back which will guide you to the appropriate section.

Application for Credit
Section A.......... Hull
Section B ......... Deck
Section C ......... Engine Room
Section D ......... Pumps
Section E ......... Plumbing
Section F ......... Galley
Section G ......... Quarters
Section H ......... Safety
Section I ......... Pilot House
Section J ......... Aids to Navigation
Section K ......... Misc (compounds coatings etc)
Product Index
Manufacturer Index
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Guide to the Lagniappe

(pronounced "Lan-yap")

Scattered throughout the catalog—often tucked into the corner of a page-are humorous, helpful or thought-provoking tid-bits. We want you to enjoy using our catalog.

We hope you always enjoy doing business with us.

Think about this:

a. The number of physicians in the US is 700,000.
b. Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year is 120,000.
c. Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171. (US Dept. of Health & Human Services)

Then think about this:

a. The number of gun owners in the US is 80,000,000.
b. The number of accidental gun deaths per year (all age groups) is 1,500.
c. The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188

Statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT ALMOST EVERYONE HAS AT LEAST ONE DOCTOR.

Please alert your friends to this alarming threat.
We must ban doctors before this gets out of hand.
As a public health measure I have withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear that the shock could cause people to seek medical attention.