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A Grab Rail Without Visible Screws is Cool

Thursday, December 03, 2015

With Schmitt & Ongaro Marine's new 9" Top-Mounted Grab Rail, function and safety have never been so ergonomic and stylish—or so easy to install. Access to the underside of the mounting surface isn't required. It offers a solid, slip-free grip—essential for safety when boarding or while underway—and will enhance the décor of any boat.  Read Full Story

LineGrabber Adds Attachment Point Anywhere on Dock Line

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

While there are various knots and mechanical devices that can attach an intermediate tie-off point onto a line, sometimes the best solution is the most simple. The LineGrabber from Davis Instruments enables owners to make an attachment point to a line without making a knot. It works by cinching tight around a line. The more tension that is applied to the LineGrabber, the more it tightens on the line.  Read Full Story

Keep Canvas Clean for Looks and Longevity

Monday, April 07, 2014

Canvas enclosures, such as cockpit covers, help shut out bugs in the Spring and provide shade from the sun in the Summer. But to keep them for years of trouble-free use, canvas fabric and sections of clear vinyl, Eisinglass, Plexiglas, or strata glass need to be treated and cleaned properly. Shurhold Industries offers some pointers and products to ensure owners do just that.  Read Full Story

Cruzin is the Place to Find Rental Boats

Monday, March 17, 2014

America's leading online boater-to-boater rental and charter marketplace, Cruzin, now makes it easier than ever to find local places to boat and fish. The company has enhanced its website with the Places to Boat and Fish map, created by the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) for its Take Me Fishing™ campaign.  Read Full Story

LineSnubber Removes Stress from Boats

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Every owner knows that constant, harsh shock on a boat is not only very annoying, but it can be dangerous. The consistent snapping and jarring of dock lines, anchor chains, tow lines and other rope and cable connections can put massive stress on cleats, railings and shackles affecting the entire vessel. Davis Instruments' LineSnubber is a multi-purpose shock absorber for use on any boat. Its progressive tension design with internal stretch limiter reduces shock loads on dock lines, towing lines, tie-downs and preventers.   Read Full Story

Another Option for Affixing Go Pro Cameras

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

PALM CITY, FL – Expanding the versatility of its One-Handle-Does-It-All System, Shurhold Industries introduces the newest accessory. The Camera Adapter is compatible with GoPro Cameras and Shurhold Handles, offering hundreds of great uses.

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Mag Ranks Hella Spreader Light Tops

Monday, November 18, 2013

          The highly durable and efficient Sea Hawk floodlight from Hella marine recently took top honors following rigorous independent testing performed by Practical Sailor magazine. In comparisons of ten deck and spreader lights from leading manufacturers, the Sea Hawk was named a Best Choice. The magazine also named the lamp one of the year's top marine gear products in its annual Editors' Choice roster.  Read Full Story

New Ultracoat Prop Finish Adds Durability and Beauty

Sunday, November 10, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Vulnerable to dings, nicks, scratches and chips, a propeller is one of the more abused parts of a boat. That's why it's important to choose one built for rugged use. Turning Point Propellers manufactures aluminum props that hold up over the long haul. Their new long-lasting Ultracoat finish adds both class and durability to propellers.  Read Full Story

Docking Station Enables Media Device Access

Monday, May 28, 2012

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC – Accessing the back of a stereo to plug in a portable media device can be difficult and lead to boaters twisting their bodies in unnatural ways. For added convenience and to save boaters' backs, Prospec Electronics offers the Milennia MIL-iDock Docking Station, an ideal companion for the company's new Milennia MILPRV21 stereo. When used with the appropriate adaptors, the MIL-iDock enables users to connect portable media devices to the USB drive and auxiliary input, all within an enclosed drawer.  Read Full Story

Add Extra Storage with Ditty Bags

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Keeping valuables safe aboard can be as simple as stowing them in a ditty bag.  Adding a ditty bag to an existing Beckson Marine Screw-Out Deck Plate is as easy as installing Beckson's Ditty Bag Retrofit Kit.  This kit helps owners convert empty space below deck to a hidden storage spot.  Read Full Story

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