New Products For February 2013

Air-Dryr Tackles Moisture Problems




Damp outdoor conditions take a toll on the inside of boats and RVs, making mold, mildew and corrosion problems inevitable. Such challenges are easily controlled with Davis Instruments’ Air-Dryr, which works with heat and natural convection to keep indoor air dry.

Air-Dryr draws in cool, damp air, heats the air to the point that moisture is held in suspension, and releases it. The unit runs off 110/120V power.

The rectangular Air-Dryr 500 handles up to 500 cu. ft., measures 14 inches long by 5 inches wide by 4.5 inches high and retails for $59.99. The circular Air-Dryr 1000, for up to 1,000 cu. ft., measures 13.5 inches in diameter and 4.25 inches high and costs $69.99.

Davis Instruments,

3465 Diablo Ave.,

Hayward, CA 94545, 510/732-9229



Enjoy Freedom From Clogged Heads


Atlantes Freedom


With Raritan’s Atlantes Freedom Toilet, boat owners can declare their independence from clogged heads. This toilet features the Vortex-Vac discharge system, which creates a vacuum internally, so no remote vacuum pump or tank is required.

It also eliminates the need for foot pedals and other mechanical components that can fail. A built-in shredder with stainless steel blades transforms waste into small particles to reduce clogs. A discharge loop eliminates odors and enables the bowl to hold water.

Raritan’s Atlantes Freedom is a one-piece china bowl that also offers low-power consumption and low-water use of only 2 pints.

The Atlantes Freedom with Vortex-Vac is available in 12V, 24V and 120/240V AC. Options include the Smart Toilet wall switch and timer control models.


530 Orange St.,

Millville, NJ 08332, 856/825-4900



High-tech, Sensitive Pocket Anemometer


Pocket Anemometer


Boaters can access wind speed information anywhere with the handy Turbo Meter from Davis Instruments. Compact yet sophisticated, the Turbo Meter employs high-tech electronic circuitry for maximum sensitivity and accuracy, measuring wind speeds from 0 to 99.9 mph.

Even the lightest winds are detected by the instrument’s sensitive sapphire jewel bearings.

The instrument’s three-digit display can be switched between four different scales to indicate wind speed in miles per hour, knots, feet per minute or meters per second. A high-resolution screen provides excellent viewing contrast.

Small enough to be tucked into a pocket, the Turbo Meter weighs only 3 oz. and measures 2.6 inches by 4.7 inches. It runs off three AAA batteries. Its suggested retail price is $165.

Davis Instruments,

3465 Diablo Ave.,

Hayward, CA 94545, 510/732-9229



New Sleek Sunroof For Smaller Boats





Enjoying the fresh air and warm sun is one of the best parts of boating. With Webasto Product North America’s new Series 40 Marine Sunroofs, boat owners can bring more of the outdoors inside. This new roof platform offers a sleek, low profile and is designed to fit in smaller boat roofs.

The Webasto Series 40 features a reliable E-Drive system that self calibrates. This sliding sunroof operates on 12V DC. With an attractive design and safety glass, it offers a 74-inch by 54-inch opening.

The Series 40 is quiet, has a watertight seal and is delivered fully assembled, quality-tested and ready for installation.

Webasto’s Series 40 Sunroofs have a list price of $7,765.

Webasto Product North America, 15083 North Rd., Fenton,

MI 48430, 800/215-7010,


30-amp Plug And Inlet Ensure Connection


Shorepower Plug



Overheating due to poor electrical conductivity is the No. 1 cause of shore power failure. SmartPlug’s 30-amp connector and inlet have many features that greatly increase conductivity and reduce the possibility of overheating.

The 30-amp inlet contains a trip thermostat, which cuts power in the unlikely event of overheating.

The SmartPlug’s sleeve design means that the body of the connector bears that tension, rather than the electrical pins. SmartPlug’s three weatherproof seals eliminate any moisture intrusion.

Two locking side levers on the connector as well as two points of contact on the locking cap ensure a rock solid connection.

SmartPlug’s 30-amp inlet and connector have a retail price of $225 and are backed by a 7-year warranty.

SmartPlug Systems,

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

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