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Convenient Holding Clips Help Declutter Boats

holding clips

Organizing and safely storing the various accessories a boat owner needs, especially while underway, can present a challenge. Clipper and Clipmate Holding Clips from Beckson Marine secure a range of common tools and equipment, reducing clutter yet keeping them accessible. …

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Harsh Reality Hits Reality TV Show

Silver Queen

It wasn’t in the script but it highlights what can happen when things go wrong at sea. The Silver Queen, a classic 78ft sport fishing boat sank while docking in Marigot, St. Martin in February. The incident occurred when a …

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New Reels Catch Fish So Purchase Some – COLREGS

colregs

Sailors are notorious for having poor memories, perhaps due to the copious amounts of rum they have imbibed. Whatever the reason, over the years they have developed memory tools that aid in information retention and these aids are called mnemonics. …

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Lighter, More Efficient Transfer Pump

Transfer Pump

The new Reverso OP-7 Diesel Fuel and Oil Transfer Pump is lighter and more efficient than the model OP-6 transfer pump it replaces. The OP-7 also has a smaller footprint, giving boat builders more flexibility for installation in tight engine …

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Avoiding Collisions with Colregs

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase ‘right of way’ is never mentioned once in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (IRPCS). Prior to 1977, vessels were called either burdened or privileged in potential collision situations, which may have …

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DOT-Required Drug Testing is Now Paperless

required drug testing

Marine employers and Coast Guard credentialed individuals that have the need for required drug testing by U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) can now do so in a paperless format. “The new eCCF (electronic Custody and Control Form) for DOT drug …

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Everglades Announces Latest Model

hybrid bay/offshore boat, 253 center console

There’s a lot to love about Everglades Boat’s masterfully-built, hybrid bay/offshore boat, 253 center console, launched this past November. Features include a massive 91-square-foot cockpit with tons of storage, multipurpose seating with two aft fold-down seats that convert to a non-skid …

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The Interconnected Marine Industry IoT – Internet of Things

Marine Industry IoT

One of the latest tech buzzwords is the Internet of Things (IoT). Instead of person-to-person communication, the IoT is a network of internet-connected devices.  They ‘talk’ between themselves via sensors that collect and exchange information. The widespread availability of Wi-Fi …

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Taco Marine Easy To Install Rub Rail Kits

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent.

While rub rail is primarily designed to protect a boat, it is also an easy way to upgrade its value and appearance by giving it a bright new look and accent. Replacing damaged or worn out rub rail is easy …

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Fresh to Seawater Flush with the Touch of a Button

Flushing a marine toilet with seawater saves onboard fresh water supplies. Unfortunately, that same plentiful source also provides minute ocean organisms

Flushing a marine toilet with seawater saves onboard fresh water supplies. Unfortunately, that same plentiful source also provides minute ocean organisms. When they die, an offensive, rotten egg smell permeates the boat. Raritan Engineering’s innovative SeaFresh lets users select between …

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PFD for Handles Protect, Adds Flotation

Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD.

  Accidently scratching the gelcoat or paint on a boat while washing it is a thing of the past with Shurhold Industries’ new Handle Mate PFD. It protects boat surfaces from scratches, dings and other blemishes that can be caused …

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New Look for Spinlock’s Most Popular Lifejacket

Spinlock’s popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017

  Spinlock’s popular lifejacket, the Deckvest LITE, has been given a stunning new clean and contemporary look for 2017. Spinlock have also launched a new model, the Deckvest LITE+, which now comes with a harness. The latest Deckvest collection features …

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BoatUS ‘Cat’ Team Tackles Marine Catastrophes

South Florida boat owners recently found there is another good reason to be a BoatUS member. In October, the BoatUS Catastrophe or ‘Cat’ Team, made up of professional surveyors, claims processors, transportation providers and crane and barge operators, traveled to …

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Single pile boat lift raises PWC, small boats

When space is at a premium and only a single pile is available to mount a boat lift, Golden Boat Lifts’ Golden 3K Single Track Lift offers the perfect solution. Suitable for PWC, small runabouts, center consoles and RIBs, it …

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