New Products For November


Underwater Lighting Brightens Surroundings

Enjoy the ambience of beautiful underwater lighting with Aqualumas Surface-Mount Light. Designed to mount to the transom of a vessel, this light is ideal for any craft where a thru-hull installation is not suited.

Housing nine LEDs, its one of the brightest surface-mount lights available on the market. With a super-slim profile, it measures 5.4 inches long by 3 inches high by .8 inch in diameter, so no bulk is added to the transom.

Available in brilliant white, ultra blue and ultra green, the Surface Mount Light comes with 12 feet of tinned, submersible cable and Aqualumas two-year warranty. It has a retail price of $598.

Aqualuma Underwater Lighting, Unit 4 54 Siganto Dr., Helensvale 4212, QLD, Australia, or


Plastic Clips Hold Items In Style

Beckson Marines Clipper Holding Clips are ideal for storing boat hooks, gaffs, mops, flashlights, pumping tools and many other items.

Their safe design reduces the potential hazard for injury present with pointed or sharp-edged metal clips.

The Clipper Clips are offered in black and white, and are available in various sizes, from 1/4-inch to 2-inch models. Two 1/8-inch holes on 3/4-inch center and #6 flathead fasteners are required for installation. Holding ranges start at 1/4 inch to 5/16 inch for the smallest version, while the largest can handle 1-7/8 inches to 2-1/8 inches.

Prices start at $2.25 per pair. Beckson also offers Clip-Mate Extruded Clips to hold objects such as brooms and blueprint tubes vertically in place.

Beckson Marine, 165 Holland Ave., Bridgeport, CT 06605, or


JBL Stereos Are Customizable

Prospec Electronics JBL stereo systems can be customized. The JBL stereos have a separate, corrosion-proof black box that functions as the brain of the unit.

It can be placed in any secure location, preventing water damage. With JBL MBB2 and JBL MBB3 black boxes, the systems play digital audio files.

Featuring aux-in connections, the AM/FM stereos are compatible with MP3 players, cell phones, iPods, USB devices and other portable media, and are SIRIUS Satellite Radio ready. A built-in hard drive on the JBL MBB3 provides 1 GB of storage, the equivalent of up to 20 CDs worth of songs.

The black box systems are compatible with multiple waterproof faceplates for a variety of applications and looks.

Prospec Electronics, 3325 S. Morgans Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466,


Cordsets Secure Electrical Contacts

SmartPlug Systems has released all-in-one 30A molded shorepower cordsets in lengths of 25 and 50 feet designed to connect to a SmartPlug Inlet on the boat side and to the twist-type connection on the dockside.

SmartPlugs multi-point locking system and sleeved body keep the points of electrical contact secure. The boatside connector features a light that illuminates when power is present.

The SmartPlug is easy to use. Push the connector into the SmartPlug inlet until the locking side levers click into place. Then snap the inlet cap down onto the top of the connector. For the dockside end, the twist-type connector has a contour grip and a thumbprint depression to indicate correct alignment of the grounding pin.

Prices start at $125.

SmartPlug Systems,
2288 W. Commodore Way #300, Seattle, WA 98199, 206/285-2990,


New Cleaner Foams Away Dirt Safely

Thetford Marines Ultra-Foam Aqua-Clean Kitchen and Bath Cleaner cleans well, saves time and is proven safe for the environment with its Design for the Environment (DfE) recognition.

This non-scrub, multi-purpose formula features Thetfords Ultra-Foam advantage. Foaming bubbles work immediately, making cleaning easier and saving time. Foaming also offers an extended contact time with a surface, limiting dripping and running, so less of the product is needed to complete the task.

Gentle, non-abrasive, its safe on seals and powerful on all surfaces. Aqua-Clean is great for removing soap scum, rust stains and hard water spots, too.

Products carrying the EPA/DfE logo do not contain inorganic phosphates, hazardous solvents or environmentally harmful surfactants and use only the safest possible ingredients.

Thetford Marine,
7101 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103, 800/543-1219,



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