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.
3325 S. Morgans Point Rd.,
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466,
Floodlights With Long-Lasting Power
The Seahawk XL floodlight series from Hella marine delivers durability and powerful performance. The precision-molded Grilamid lens enables the Seahawk XL to offer superior lighting capability.
The Seahawk XL features a sealed IP 67 exterior and a polished 316 stainless steel bracket for salt water durability.
The Seahawk XL is available in two lighting options. The spread lamp provides a wide, close-range spread of light over cockpits, foredecks and working areas. The spot lamp produces a narrow, concentrated beam ideal for lighting yacht masts or facilitating low-speed docking.
Both lights are available in black or white housing. The floodlights measure 6.69 inches wide by 2.68 inches high and weigh 14 oz., including cable. They retail for $333.11.
Hella Marine Inc.,
201 Kelly Dr.,
Peachtree City, GA 30269,
Handheld Tool Removes Barnacles
To keep yacht bottoms looking as nice as their topsides between haulouts, the new PowerShark WB3000 from Waveblade Inc. tackles the toughest biofouling with ease. This rugged, handheld, battery-powered maintenance tool works up to 20 feet underwater, and on land.
PowerShark removes barnacles and growth in seconds. It helps keep hulls, props, shafts, thru-hulls and other surfaces clean.
PowerShark comes with a 12.8V lithium iron phosphate battery rechargeable battery pack for up to 90 minutes of continuous use. Tool, blade and battery together weigh less than 6 lbs.
The PowerShark WB3000 kit with tool, battery pack and charger, three blades and storage bag retails for $995. Extra batteries cost $295 each, and spare stainless steel blades start at $24.99.
780 Fifth Avenue South,
Naples, FL 34102, 877/895-9283,
"Maritime Contra Costa County"
The newest addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular "Images of America Series" is "Maritime Contra Costa County" by Carol A. Jensen and the East Contra Costa Historical Society.
The book contains more than 200 vintage images and memories of days gone by in this California county. San Francisco's "opposite shore" is showcased for its maritime role in contributing to the city's financial success. Located minutes from San Francisco by ferry or automobile, Contra Costa County provided deepwater ports for shipping agricultural, mineral and manufactured goods around the world.
Author Jensen is a native daughter of the Delta and East Contra Costa County.
"Maritime Contra Costa County" from Arcadia Publishing retails for $21.99 and will be available at local retailers and online bookstores on Jan. 6, 2014.
Arcadia Publishing, 888/313-2665,
Powerful Heating Option For Boats
Helping extend the boating season and providing the ultimate onboard heating solutions, Webasto's Marine Air Heaters and Coolant Heaters offer the best in climate control. The SmarTemp Control from Webasto works with Air Top 2000 ST heaters to manage the comfort of a boat with a turn of the dial.
Featuring a backlit LCD screen, the SmarTemp Control displays heater diagnostic codes, set temperature and ambient cabin temperature. It's password protected for maintenance reminders, low voltage disconnect threshold and adjustable run time.
Operating up to 20 hours on a gallon of fuel, these air heaters are available separately or as part of a DIY Air Heater Kit.
Webasto Thermo & Comfort
North America, Inc.
15083 North Rd., Fenton, MI 48430, 800/215-7010,