New Digital Switch From Albin Ends Bilge
The problem with a conventional bilge switch with a float is that it is only a matter of time before a moving part becomes stuck. This means the pump will run dry and burn out or simply will not activate. With Albin Pump Marine′s new 12/24V Digital Bilge Switch, there is nothing to corrode or jam. It provides peace of mind that bilges remain dry and boats stay safe.
Completely encased in rugged, corrosion- and oil-resistant plastic, the Digital Bilge Switch has no moving parts. It contains no mercury, so it is safe for the environment. It features Albin′s field-sensing digital technology that automatically activates and deactivates the pump.
The Digital Bilge Switch is built to last. It is CE marked 94/25/ECC, ISO 8846 Small Craft, Electromagnetic compatibility 89/336/EEC and EN51014 1993/radio disturbance. It measures 3.8-inches wide by 2-inches high by .75-inches deep and weighs a mere 1.6 ounces.
Installation is simple. Two tabs offer mounting points and sealed pigtail leads provide easy wiring. Albin Pump Marine′s 12/24V Digital Bilge Switch has a list price of $79.
Albin Pump Marine LLC,
13280 SW 131 Street, Suite 108,
Miami, FL 33186
Combination Cleat/Road Holder Saves Gunnel Space
Gunnel space on fishing boats is always at a premium. An innovative flush-mount rod holder with an integrated 6-inch cleat from Accon Marine saves valuable room by combining these two essentials into a single, compact unit.
The multifunction 6-inch Cleat/Rod Holder Combo features a unique, pull-up cleat design that surrounds the fishing rod cavity. Available in three versions offering a choice of 0-, 15- or 30-degree rod retention positions, it measures just 7.57-inches long by 3.74-inches wide by 8.38-inches deep.
Durable, marine-grade 316 stainless steel construction ensures a long product life. In independent testing this rugged hardware has been shown to withstand loads of up to 12,745 pounds, making it suitable for use on a wide range of boats even in extreme sea conditions.
Installation is easy by using the supplied backing plate as a template to mark the deck cut-out, then fastening the device in place with four .25-inch diameter stainless steel screws. The MSRP for the Accon Marine 6-inch Cleat/Rod Holder Combo is $96.42.
13665 Automobile Boulevard,
Clearwater, FL 33762
The Strongest Boat Hook Is Also The Best Value
It is unlikely anyone would ever dangle 900 pounds from a Davis Instruments Telescoping Team Boat Hook, but if they ever do, it will not be the Lexan® hook end that fails. During independent testing, it was the staking that held the hook in the shaft that eventually failed. Competing brands bent, snapped and even exploded under forces far less than 900 pounds. Guaranteed for life, a Davis hook end is simply unbreakable.
The hook end of a Davis Team Boat Hook is made from lightweight Lexan polycarbonate, a material often used as bulletproof glass. Its multi-purpose design allows it to nimbly place and retrieve line even when it is lying flat on the dock or deck. It accommodates brushes and other tools on its .75-inch Acme thread. A durable, bright orange cap protects gelcoat, paint and brightwork when fending off.
The head of the Team Boat Hook does not get all the glory, however. The anodized aluminum shaft features the strongest twist-lock mechanism available. It has a clear hard coat for maximum corrosion resistance. Easy and fast to open, it even floats if dropped in water, sometimes up to two weeks.
Team Boat Hooks are available in three sizes: a two-section version that adjusts from 53-inches to 8-foot, and two three-section models that expand from 38-inches to 8-foot and 54-inches to 12-foot. Prices are $36.99, $40.99 and $49.99, respectively. The unbreakable hook end is available separately for $10.99.
3465 Diablo Avenue,
Hayward, CA 94545