Equipment for Cabins and Below Deck
Ennergy savings for cruisers is of prime importance. If your plugged into shore power energy is not so critical but if your cruising and rely on battery capacity refrigeration is a luxury. To keep food edible refrigerators are necessary but they eat up volts. To
This gas level indicator is placed on the outside of the tank and has a remote display which can be installed in the galley. The sensor just reads if there is gas inside the tank at the level of the sensor. If the level of gas gets below the sensor the display
These wine glasses are made from Polycarbonate but look like the real thing. One advantage over other glasses is that they are space saving and stackable. Other space saving glasses include stem less glasses. These take up less space also but don't quite
When looking for a portable electric cooler, these are the thigs to consider.
- Current draw
- Power supply
- initial temperature draw down
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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