New Products For February 2012

Bilge Sentry System Keeps Bilges Dry

The newest product from Delta “T” Systems, the new Arid Bilge Sentry, ensures boats stay dry below deck.

From a single control box, this system keeps bilge compartments bone dry and logs and displays the historical data for all of the bilge zones so that irregularly high pumping activity can be investigated and corrected.

Simple to install, the Arid Bilge Sentry system is made up of a central control enclosure, a color touch screen and up to eight low-water pickups.

When the system is powered up, it will test each bilge zone for the presence of fluid. It will then pump out any water and log the time it took to do so.

Delta “T” Systems,
858 W 13th Ct.,
Riviera Beach, FL 33404,


Pop-Up Navigational Lights Fold Flush

Navigational lights are essential to see other craft and discern their direction. Accon Marine offers a full line of stainless steel lights, including the 205 series Pop-Up Port Lights, 206 Starboard and 207 Side Lights.

Accon’s lights fold down flush when not in use, keeping the deck free of hazardous protruding lights. All three models are U.S. Coast Guard-approved for one nautical mile, are NMMA-accepted and meet 72 Colregs.

Made of marine grade 316 stainless steel, they are illuminated with a #78 bulb.

Each light comes with a cutout template and fastens with three #10 screws.

Accon Marine’s 205 Pop-Up Port and 206 Starboard Lights cost $156.49 each, while the 207 Pop-Up Side Lights are $312.98.

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


Sleek Stainless Steel Steering Wheel

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products’ 712 Vision Steering Wheel pairs a sleek appearance with a comfortable design. Behind its stainless steel good looks is meticulous craftsmanship for durability and corrosion resistance.

The center spoke, cast from 316L stainless steel, features open and modern styling that flows into the finger-grip rim. Its stainless steel press fit control knob has no plastic insert, eliminating a component that can crack and require replacement.

It also has no exposed fasteners, traditionally a weak point for corrosion to set in. Easy to mount, the Vision Steering Wheel has a 3/4-inch tapered shaft and stainless steel center nut. The steering wheel is offered in 13-1/2 inch and 15-1/2 inch wheel diameters.

Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products,
1001 Ranck Mill Rd,
Lancaster, PA 17602,


Quick Reference Cards For Boaters

When boaters have questions about navigation, electronics or safety concerns, they need answers now. Quick Reference Cards (QRC) from Davis Instruments deliver essential information in a clear, colorful format.

The 8-1/2 inch by 11 inch weatherproof, high-strength plastic pages are expertly illustrated and organized. Three-hole punched, the set of seven cards can be kept conveniently in a binder.

The topics on the cards are the basic Boating Guide, Celestial Navigation, Coastwise Piloting, Navigation Rules, International Nav Rules, Marine Electronics and Weather Forecasting.

The smaller Pocket Quick Reference Cards provide information on fueling, what to do in case of fire and administering CPR.

The price of Davis QRCs is $9.99 each. The Pocket Quick Reference Cards are $11.99 per set.

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


Upgrade With 1950s Retro-Look Cleats

Boaters who prefer a classic “retro look” pay attention to every detail. For deck hardware, Perko replicates its 1950s cleat with the 0566 series closed base model. The cleats are perfect for owners restoring older boats or for those who want to add stylish hardware aboard.

Made of sturdy chrome-plated zinc alloy, the 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-1/2-inch models accommodate lines measuring 5/16 inch, 3/8 inch and 1/2 inch.

Perko offers a variety of cleat styles and finishes to meet the needs of owners wanting to add or upgrade hardware.

To moor boats from small runabouts to yachts, Perko cleats range in size from 2-1/2 inches to 15 inches.

The prices of 0566 series cleats range from $11 to $25.

16490 Northwest 13th Ave.,
Miami, FL 33169,

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