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New Perko Latches promise to keep hatches secure and contents dry.
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Date:
6/21/2014
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
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