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Gadgets, Toys and Gizmos Galore… Any product to improve your time on the water!

Water-Proof & Resistant Drones are a Boon To Boaters

There once was a time when spectacular aerial photos for everything from charter yacht brochures to fishing tournaments or sailing regattas meant hiring a professional photographer and spending hundreds of dollars on helicopter time. No longer. Today, small privately-owned drones, …

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Garmin unveils Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar 

  Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd.,  have announced Ultra High-Definition scanning sonar, a new technology that uses a higher frequency range to deliver stunningly clear images and detail of structure and fish below and around the boat …

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Centek Gen-Kleen Genset Pollution Control Systems

A Gen-Kleen™ system from leading marine exhaust systems manufacturer Centek Industries integrates with a generator wet exhaust system to remove hydrocarbon pollution (sheen, soot, and unburnt gasoline and diesel fuel) from the exhaust water before it is discharged. Built to …

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Now’s the Time to Protect Outdoor Fabrics

Modern outdoor fabrics may be tough as nails, but they still need to be protected from dirt, grime, oil, mildew, bird droppings and other environmental contaminates. Iosso Water Repellent forms an invisible shield that safeguards WeatherMAX, Sunbrella and other solution-dyed …

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High Output, Low Profile Light Brightens Any Space

When it comes to lighting confined spaces such as engine rooms or storage lockers, Hella marine has a bright solution. The company’s DuraLED 50LP lamp provides a generous 850 lumens in a bright white 5,000K color temperature to illuminate wide …

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Awesome Sounds with New Infinity Bluetooth Controller

With the new, affordably-priced Infinity by Harman INF-BC4 Pre-Amp Bluetooth Controller from Prospec Electronics, anyone with an enabled BT device can stream their favorite music. This stand-alone audio solution solely focuses on the most popular mode of audio, Bluetooth. The …

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Low-Cost Marine Internet Access For Everyone

With the WebWatch™ Internet hotspot from Shakespeare®, there’s no need for expensive satellite antennas and data plans. Ideal for coastal and inland boaters, the award-winning, all-in-one Wi-Fi hotspot and high-definition television (HDTV) antenna is changing how people stay connected while …

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Shockles Absorb Jarring Loads on Lines and Chains

Whether tied to a dock or mooring, at anchor or towing a dinghy, lines and chains create enormous stress on cleats, chocks, fairleads and related fittings, especially when suddenly jarred. Shockles™ from Davis Instruments is a patented line of simple, …

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New Compact Tecniq LED Fixture Delivers Massive Light

Lighting a deck or cockpit space provides safety and security, but too often LED fixtures are large and expensive. Guaranteed for life, TecNiq’s new compact D30 Surface Mounted Load Light provides 2,000 lumens of bright white LED light, illuminating 150sq.ft. …

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The Latest in EPIRBS

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It was supposed to be a routine recreational passage from the Bahamas to Maryland. Yet, fate decided otherwise when without warning and in 20 knots of breeze, the mast came crashing down aboard the 36-foot catamaran, Cata-Tonic. The accident didn’t …

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New Phone/TV/data Inlet from Smartplug

Staying in touch with the outside world when in a marina can be a problem. How do you get all those cables connected to the boat? SmartPlug Systems, manufacturer of safer and smarter shore power connections, offers the BDCOAX, a …

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Holding Tank Odors Gone in a Splash

  Even the most seasoned mariner finds it difficult to stay below when noxious smells from a sanitation system waft through the cabin. With a mere four ounces added to a 25 gallon holding tank, K.O. (Kills Odors) from Raritan …

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Handheld Wonders

Garmin’s InReach Communicators. Photo Glenn Hayes

When handheld electronics are mentioned, first thoughts may be of simple devices that are appropriate for use on small boats and tenders but that do not have the capability of more sophisticated electronics onboard. That may have been the case …

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Compact Heat Relief with Webasto Air Handlers

From left: Compact, Slimline and Low Profile

There’s no reason boat owners need to tolerate hot and stuffy cabins. BlueCool A-Series Air Handlers from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc. create luxuriously refreshing on board environments in any climate. Whisper-quiet, vibration-free, thoroughly innovative and compact, they’re …

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Powerboat Manager and Sailboat Manager

Despite the proliferation of electronics on board today’s average boat, owners know that manual alternatives are needed should systems fail. Log books are a time-tested means of keeping essential information in a central location. Bernard Engraving offers the comprehensive Power …

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Go Where the Fish Are with C-Map’s Genesis Edge

  Catch big fish and lots of them with the help of Genesis Edge, a premium mapping service from Norway-headquartered C-Map that lets subscribers access new game-changing features such as bottom-hardness and submerged-vegetation map layers to turn their fishing trips …

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The Cons and Cons of Safety Gear

I am a huge advocate of safety gear that keeps you safe—and a lukewarm advocate of safety gear that doesn’t. Huh? Example: I’d rather spend an additional $400 on my anchor and anchor chain than spend the same amount on an …

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