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seabungs
This cool inventive little gadget is a device to fix a thru hull i.e. seacock while the boat is in the water. Traditionally the way to fix a broken seacock or one that's leaking is to use a soft wooden plug. These wood plugs are tapered and come in
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Date:
3/29/2014
odorlos
For any boat with a head, its important to have the right procedures in place to stop the head from overwhelming the interior with bad smells. To help keep a head system fresh there are several target areas to look at. The bowl itself,
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Date:
3/12/2014
H20 out space dryer
Boats are wet and especially when they are buttoned up in rainy and cold damp conditions. Because if this we are always interested in dehumidifiers and when the Space dryer from H20ut came to our attention we had to get one. H2Out Space Dryers come in
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Date:
2/13/2014
vetus extractor
The new extractor from Vetus can be used for engine rooms, galleys, and heads. The extractor can move 140 cu feet per minute which is high capacity indeed. Mounted on a bulkhead its easily plumbed. For gasoline or petrol engines an ignition protected extractor
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Date:
2/1/2014
riteaire
Air Conditioning units have a dehumidifying setting, but how much moisture do they remove. The answer is not very much and certainly not any where near what a dehumidifier can remove. Many boat owners carry a portable dehumidifier, and there are lots on the
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Date:
1/31/2014
Dometic-Orbit-potty
Dometic-Orbit-potty
Replacing your head? Toilets on most sailboats are installed in confined spaces. Sometimes getting everything to line up is difficult. Dometic introduced late last year what it calls its Omnidirectional Rotating Base Technology toilet to simplify installation.
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Date:
1/31/2014
igloo glide pro
Imagine a cooler full and heavy and you need to carry it down to the boat. Carry handles can help, but its going to be hard work. There are several coolers with wheels, but Igloo's GlidePro is top of the line. With the Glide Pro you can move your cooler
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Date:
1/17/2014
Big Orange
Some of you may have a filter in your holding tank vent line, many newer boats come with them. If you don't you can easily retrofit one. Filters in your holding tank vents will help diffuse the smells that inhabit the holding tank and escape through the vent.
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Date:
12/24/2013
refleks
These heaters are used by Fishing boats as they are rugged, reliable and only need diesel fuel. We also know Skip Noval uses one in his Pelagic Southern Ocean expedition Yacht as its simplicity and multiple uses make sense. The advantages of this heater
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Date:
12/14/2013
hurricane
If you spend time on your boat during the cold season or live aboard you need a heater. A heat pump won't do in winter except to take some chill out of the air. Some real heat options include diesel
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Date:
11/21/2013
Jabsco Vented loop diagram
Jabsco Vented loop diagram
Vented loop or Anti-Siphon Valves: are inverted U-shaped pipes with a vent at the top to let air escape. Vented loops are found in toilet discharge lines or in systems which are mounted below the waterline. Vented loops are to prevent back siphoning.
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Date:
11/10/2013
vetus
For those valves which you need to operate but are not very easy to connect to, there is some good news. Vets has brought back their motorized ball valves. A simple panel with LED display will let you know the status. Use the switch panel to control open
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Date:
10/29/2013
swan 80
Seen on this Swan 80 at The Annapolis sailboat show is the Quooker boiling water tap. Being English the skipper needs boiling water for his tea. Tradition says to make tea you need boiling water and you take the tea to the boiling water. This way the Tea
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Date:
10/20/2013
marina mills
These are some pretty cool fabrics from UK company Marina Mill. They glow in the dark so are great for cockpits. These elegant cushions are made from a fabric which charges by sunlight and offers a luminescent warm feel at night. These cushions make it
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Date:
10/16/2013
frigibar
Frigibar make some serious fridges and freezers. Fisherman love them as they need lots of cooling either for fish bait or for the catch. These freezers can also be functional as seating so space is preserved.. The Frigibar is not portable and only operates
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Date:
9/17/2013

Boats are prone to condensation and a dehumidifier is great way to remove moisture. If you have Air Conditioning onboard you can use its dehumidifying settings to do the job. But if you don't a portable dehumidifier will remove moisture. Better yet there
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Date:
9/15/2013
Tea Tree Power
Boats are notorious for breeding mold and bad odors especially due to condensation and lack of ventilation. We have addressed ventilation and humidity in other articles, but here
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Date:
8/27/2013
marinyaki
Rail mounted Marinyaki grill.
Grilling outdoors is fun, and brings people together. Grills are typically Gas or Coal fired, but there are several electric grills. Electric is cleaner, does not have an open flame and has better heat control. The Marinyaki is an electric grill the marine
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Date:
8/6/2013
isotemp
isotemp mixing valve to regulate hot water tempertures
A boats water system will include a hot water heater if your lucky. Marine Water heaters are not like the ones in your home. The marine environment is quite corrosive, plus the systems feeding the heater are also different necessitating a marine designed
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Date:
7/29/2013
marvair
Boats that do not have AC power and have DC electrics only can still enjoy the benefits of air Conditioning with a small DC air Conditioning unit. DC air conditioning can be powered by a conventional 12 or 24 VDC electrical system. The DC electrical system
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Date:
7/26/2013
kenyon
Kenyon Floridian
If you don't like gas or charcoal grills then electric is another alternative. Both gas and Charcoal grills get hot and once fired up cannot be moved, while electric has no flame. Benefits of Electric Grills include
  • Smokeless
  • No grease fires
  • Better
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Date:
7/22/2013
clean air systems
Marine Ventilation System
We have always been looking at comfort onboard and down below especially is of interest. Boats are often buttoned up and fresh air is hard to find. One thing we have looked at is a way to circulate air from outside to inside. By bringing in fresh air in and
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Date:
7/22/2013
todd
Not sure what to say about this except that if you have a small boat like a Center Console or something, then you probably don't have a head. But you must have a bucket. This device makes using a bucket for relief kinder to your behind. Simplu place this
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Date:
7/14/2013
jabsco Toilet Fresh
Jabsco Toilet Fresh
There are several sources of odor in a boats head system. Places that smell are obvious and the holding tank is the most common. However one which is often overlooked is the bacteria that grows in the inlet hose to the head. As sea water sits in the hose
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Date:
7/14/2013
govino
If you are looking for some wine glasses for your boat, but need something less fragile and take up less space and will store easier than crystal, then take a look at the Govino glasses. GoVino as the name suggests, is wine on the go. They are not crystal
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Date:
7/7/2013
dorcap
This is a nicely designed windscoop from French manufacturer. Advantages are that the windscoop is self tending and does not need a halyard or props. We all know the benefits of a windscoop that directs air below and here is one that won't let rain in. Some
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Date:
7/6/2013
Breeze Booster
Breeze Booster
Booster is a windscoop which gathers air and directs it below to cool and circulate air inside the boat. Breeze Booster has both a deck hatch version and portlight version of the simple & light ventilation system. The breeze Booster is self supporting so
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Date:
7/6/2013
fire knife
Instead of matches or an electronic lighter you can use the FireKnife from Light My Fires to ignite gas cookers or fires on the beach. The main ingredient of the Swedish FireKnife is the Firesteel made from magnesium housed in the end of the handle. The
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Date:
6/23/2013
lite cylinder
These popular composite propane cylinders have been issued a recall. Thanks to Noonsite and BW Sailing. However the
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Date:
6/20/2013
flip box
One thing with most boaters is they like to eat and drink. For storage of drinks and food we often use coolers, but they can take up a lots of spacer. For storage sometimes a large Igloo type cooler works well, other times a soft pack cooler works well and
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Date:
6/14/2013
gecko grip
One thing we do know about boating is that things slide around as the boat heels, rocks, and surges. This is the life we know onboard. Below deck is one of the worst cases of things sliding around from Galley equipment to stuff on the Nav station. So what
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Date:
6/13/2013
waeco coffee
These days boating is all about comfort and during long days on the water you may wish for a cup of Coffee like you would be able to make at home. Onboard coffee making has been mostly of the instant variety and most coffee makers are not convenient for boats
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Date:
6/7/2013
Rule 8000gph pump
If you need a high capacity bilge pump, this small pump can move up to 8000 GPH (30283 Liters). That's a lot for a small pump. The central handle lets you drop the pump into a waterlogged space and the on/off switch allows you to turn on and off away
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Date:
5/2/2013
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