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Ultimate Boat Wash

Smoove Ultimate Boat Wash is a concentrated, biodegradable and phosphate-free product specially formulated for use on gelcoat, fiberglass and painted fiberglass. The company says it cleans boats without stripping wax. $19.95 (quart), $59.95 (gallon). Smoove, Stevensville, Md., (410) 490-2628.

www.smoovewax.com

June 2014 issue

 


 

rescueME

Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacon is about a third smaller than other PLBs and alerts search-and-rescue services via satellite, a 121.5 MHz homing beacon and a high-intensity strobe. It’s certified by Cospas-Sarsat for compatibility with the 406 MHz satellite system and is approved for use in North America by the Federal Communications Commission. $299. Datrex, Miami, (321) 626-5779. www.datrex.com

 

June 2014 issue

   

Raymarine Dragonfly7

Raymarine’s Dragonfly sonar and GPS/plotter is now available with a 7-inch widescreen display and optional overhead mounting. Like the original model, the Dragonfly7’s Uni-Controller scrolls through menus, while two dedicated CHIRP sonar channels provide simultaneous views of the sonar and DownVision images. From $849.99 (including transom transducer). Raymarine, Nashua, N.H., (603) 324-7995. www.raymarine.com

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Chafe protection

Sailors often use duct tape on lifelines and stanchions to protect sails from chafe, but Waterline’s leather patches provide a proper fix. They’re available in three sizes for different style lines and stanchions, and sewing the cuff (with prepunched holes) closed takes just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer. Each pack contains two protectors, two needles and waxed polyester yarn, plus instructions. $13.95 (U.S.). Waterline Design, Solna, Sweden. www.waterlinedesign.se

June 2014 issue

 


   

Bertucci AquaX

Bertucci rolls out the AquaX, a nautical and water sports-themed collection of colorful watches that are water-resistant to more than 300 feet and weigh just 2.3 ounces. Titanium cases and wider wristbands (in DX3 nylon, Tridura and water-resistant leather) offer “unmatched comfort and long-lasting durability,” according to Bertucci. $239. Bertucci Watches, Guernee, Ill., (866) 665-7327. www.bertucciwatches.com

 

June 2014 issue

   

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