New Products For April 2014

Storage System Keeps Media Devices Dry

Keeping portable media devices dry and safe while boating is accomplished with a key product from Prospec Electronics. The company's docking station, part number MiliDock, enables users to connect portable media devices, when used with the appropriate adapters, and house them in a slide-out drawer. The adapters used, which are sold separately, depend upon the features of the head unit.

This multimedia storage system holds various portable media players, including certain iPods®, mp3 players, cell phones and USB drives. The bottom of the drawer utilizes an anti-skid mat, while the top incorporates a stability cushion.

It measures 5-3/4 inches wide by 1-5/8 inches high by 6-3/4 inches deep and has a suggested price of $39.95.

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


New Brush Cleans Rope And Cords

 When dock lines and ropes get grimy and grungy, they’re not always so easy to clean. But, with Shurhold Industries’ new Flexible Rope & Cord Brush, the process just got more convenient.

This new brush cleans 1/2-inch to 1-inch diameter rope. The brush is ideal for use on twisted and braided lines and other tubular items, such as rub rails, hoses and shore power cords.

Users wrap the Flexible Rope & Cord Brush around rope with bristles facing the rope. Then, they hold the brush firmly to get contact completely around the rope and brush the length of the rope to remove debris, dirt and mold.

Shurhold’s Rope & Cord Brush retails for $12.95.

3119 SW 42nd Ave.,
Palm City, FL 34990,


Lanterns That Help Repel Mosquitos

ThermaCELL®, manufacturer of a portable, butane-operated, area mosquito repellent, currently has three lanterns that provide protection from mosquitoes as well as providing ambient light.

ThermaCELL Lanterns are up to 93 percent effective. They are lightweight, making them easy to transport whether you are dining on your patio, camping, hunting or fishing.

The Lanterns operate on a single butane cartridge, which heats a mat releasing allethrin, a synthetic copy of a natural insecticide found in chrysanthemum flowers, that creates a 15-by-15-foot comfort zone. Each repellent mat provides up to four hours of protection and each butane cartridge provides up to 12 hours of operation. LEDs are powered by AA batteries.

Schawbel Corp.,
26 Crosby Dr.,
Bedford, MA 01730,


Compact Genset Muffler Preserves Serenity

 Equipment noise can quickly spoil the ambiance of even the most luxurious craft. The new Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 water drop generator muffler reduces genset exhaust noise, creating more peaceful days and nights for all onboard.

The G-19 water drop muffler accommodates gensets rated from 30-85 kW; 105 kW units are available.

This muffler’s sound-dampening capability belies its compact, low-profile, one-piece design. It blends well into any engine room setup, whether on the hull side or the bulkhead, and accepts a variety of exhaust system configurations.

Suggested retail prices for the Marine Exhaust Systems G-19 water drop generator muffler start at approximately $2,150.

Marine Exhaust Systems Inc.,
3640 Fiscal Ct.,
Riviera Beach, FL 33404,


Wireless Key Fob For Bow/Stern Thrusters

 Joystick-operated bow and stern thrusters from Sideshift make docking and other close maneuvers safe and simple. Enhanced boat control now rests in the palm of one’s hand, with the Sideshift wireless key fob.

This four-button wireless transmitter is ideal for singlehanded docking, to keep the bow from drifting while tying up astern. A first mate can also use the key fob while on deck.

The wireless controller is compatible with any Sideshift thruster. Installation takes only a few hours and requires no holes below the waterline. Models accommodate boats from 20 to 50 feet. The Sideshift single Wireless Key Fob Controller Kit retails for $395 while the Dual version costs $595.

Sideshift Inc.,
3-43 Grenfell Crescent,
Ottawa, ON K2G 0G3 Canada 877/325-4787,

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