New Products For October 2012

High-Performing Lithium Battery

Torqeedo’s Power 26-104 Li NMC battery protects against short circuits, overloads, deep discharge and wrong polarity. Weighing only 55 lbs., this high-performing battery delivers 2,685 watt-hours.

Safety aspects of the battery encompass proven and secure battery chemistry, advanced safety electronics and hardware protection of each individual battery cell. The Power 26-104 features a steel cylinder cell housing with four hardware safety mechanisms, each with 336 cells.

The Power 26-104 is IP67-rated and can be submerged for 30 minutes unharmed. While it is designed for marine use, it also can be used for a variety of land applications.

The battery measures 22.7 inches long, 10 inches wide and 8.6 inches high and is priced at $2,599.

Torqeedo Inc.,
171 Erick St. Unit A-1,
Crystal Lake, IL 60014,


Stainless Steel Fender Hanger

Fastening and unfastening fenders can be tricky and a hassle. Accon Marine’s 401-R Fender Hanger eliminates the need for repetitive tying and untying, making the task much simpler.

Users 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, so owners no longer have to fasten and unfasten the fenders.

Constructed from marine grade 316 stainless steel, this fender hanger is offered with a 1-inch or .5-inch diameter loop. 

Accon’s fender hanger does not require cutouts. It simply mounts on a vessel’s surface with two #10 screws. 

Accon Marine’s 40-R Fender Hanger has a price of $32.61.

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


Key Buoy May Save Whole Weekend

Dropped keys don’t need to spoil the fun of a boating or lakeside excursion. The compact Davis Key Buoy inflates when it hits the water to prevent keys from sinking.

Once it’s activated by immersion, the plastic key fob opens and deploys a buoyant air-filled tube. The Key Buoy inflates to 14 inches and extends above the water, making key retrieval as simple as grabbing the bright orange tube. It can rise to the surface in as little as 60 seconds, and remain inflated for over an hour.

The Key Buoy is suitable for items weighing up to 2.8 oz., including deck plate keys and small tools.

The suggested retail price is $6.99. The Key Buoy is a one-use-only product.

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


Control Tank Odors With Easy Toss-Ins

Boaters sensitive to dyes and fragrance or those who prefer a non-formaldehyde holding tank deodorant can comfortably use Ann Arbor, MI.-based Thetford Marine’s Eco-Smart Free & Clear Holding Tank Liquid Deodorant. Now, the new Free & Clear Toss-Ins provide even more convenience.

This 12-dose pack of rapid-dissolve packets prevents spills. Ideal for both portable and permanent heads, the biodegradable formula provides odor control and waste digestion. Offering all-temperature odor control, Eco-Smart Free & Clear Toss-Ins give boat owners maximum performance with minimal effort. 

Thetford, which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year, supplies sanitation and refrigeration products for the RV, marine and heavy-duty truck industries. It is a privately held company with eight manufacturing facilities in four nations.

Thetford Marine,
7101 Jackson Road,
Ann Arbor, MI 48103,


Rugged 50-amp Shore Power Devices

Electrical shore power devices are susceptible to nature’s ravages, creating potentially unsafe situations. Hubbell Marine’s 50-amp Twist-Lock® shore power products are designed and built to deliver power, even in the harshest of conditions.

They utilize rugged components such as a heat-resistant thermoset interior and robust cord clamp for superior strain relief.

To seal out the elements, Hubbell Marine’s 50-amp inlets employ a gasketed cover that closes when not in use. The nickel-plated contacts won’t corrode; they ensure a reliable electrical termination. A thermoset contact carrier prevents possible arcing and overheating.

Hubbell Marine’s 50-amp devices come in 125 and 125/250 volt versions. Inlets and receptacles boxes, closure caps and replacement parts are also available.

Hubbell Marine Electrical Products, 40 Waterview Dr.,

Shelton, CT 06484,

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