New Products For April


Chafe Guards Save Lines From Friction

When lines rub against dock hardware, their service life is significantly reduced. Chafe Guards from Davis Instruments prevent chafing and damage.
The 16-inch long guards prevent abrasion at cleats, cap rails and anchor rollers, or where two lines cross. The Chafe Guards are great for anchor line and mooring pennants, where a broken line could lead to the loss of a boat. They also help protect a boat’s finish if lines rub against the hull.

Velcro® hook fasteners on the inside of the guards grip the line securely without strings or ties. The outside cover is made of marine-grade nylon for years of use.
A pair of Chafe Guards from Davis has a suggested retail price of $29.99.

Davis Instruments,
3465 Diablo Ave.,
Hayward, CA 94545,


V-8 Diesel Engine Delivers Power

Yanmar has introduced a compact 4.46 L, twin-turbo V-8 diesel engine. EPA Tier 3 compliant, the 8LV is offered in 320-hp and 370-hp models at a dry weight of 992 pounds, delivering the powerful benefits of diesel engines in both inboard and sterndrive configurations.

The 8LV’s twin turbocharger and common rail fuel injection create superior acceleration and fuel economy. This high-torque engine produces a power range from 550 rpm at idle to 3,800 at top end.
Low noise and vibration levels, combined with simple installation and service, make the 8LV ideal for a variety of boats up to 45 feet. It’s also excellent for repowering, offering the benefits of diesel engines over similar-sized V-8 gas models.

Yanmar America,
Marine Engine Division, 101 International Parkway, Adairsville, GA 30103,

These Hangers Keep Fenders In Place

Enabling the easy placement and removal of fenders, Accon Marine’s 401-R Fender Hangers accomplish the task without repetitive tying and untying. Constructed from marine-grade 316 stainless steel, they feature a low profile and sleek appearance.

Users conveniently attach the fender to a loop on the hanger, which snaps into a fixed base. The quick-release feature enables the loop to remain connected to the fender line when separated, eliminating the need to fasten and unfasten the fenders. They’re available with one-half-inch or 1-inch loops to fit most fender lines.

These fender hangers do not require any cutouts. They simply mount on the vessel’s surface with two #10 screws.
Accon Marine’s 401-R Fender Hangers have a starting retail price of $29.61.

Accon Marine,
13665 Automobile Blvd.,
Clearwater, FL 33762,


Firefly II Keeps The Birds Away

Firefly Diverters LLC has introduced a great bird diverter/flapper and hazing device. The new Firefly II Diverter, developed by a biologist, offers boaters and home/building owners a proven bird diverter.
The device prevents birds from roosting, building nests, or being around unwanted locations, such as patios, marinas and boats. The diverters can be installed anyplace where they can be regenerated by sunlight.

The Firefly II sways and spins in the wind, reflects the sunlight, and glows after dark for 10 to 12 hours. Birds are deterred within a 25-foot radius of the location of the device.
Firefly II Diverters have a suggested retail price of $34.95 and are sold locally at Pacific Boating in Lodi.

Pacific Boating, located at Tower Park,
Lodi, CA 95242, 209/334-2127,


PA/Hailer Speaker Is Loud And Clear

The ability to hear VHF transmissions and other communication is important to any boat owner, especially in poor weather or emergencies. With up to 40 watts of power-handling capacity, Shakespeare’s new HS-40 PA/Hailer Horn Speaker has many uses to help ensure messages are heard.

This 40-watt speaker is an ideal accessory for loudhailers and marine VHF radios that have built-in PA or loudhailer functions. As an external speaker for VHF radios, it provides extra volume that is especially helpful in noisy environments.

The HS-40 comes with a tilt mount bracket for deck or bulkhead mounting, and also supports flush mounting.
Shakespeare’s HS-40 PA/Hailer Horn Speaker has a suggested retail price of $115.95.

Shakespeare Electronic
Products Group,
6111 Shakespeare Rd.,
Columbia, SC 29223,

14 April 2011 BAY & DELTA YACHTSMAN by christina Montroy

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