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Satellite hot spot

With the Sat-Fi satellite hot spot, Globalstar customers can use their smartphones, tablets and laptops to send and receive communications when they’re out of cellular range. Using an app that connects Wi-Fi-enabled devices and the Sat-Fi, subscribers can send and receive email and SMS text messages, and make voice calls. $999. (Airtime plans start at $39.99 a month, and unlimited voice and data plans are $149.99.) Globalstar, Covington, Louisiana, (985) 335-1500.

October 2014 issue


Rinse Free Wash-N-Wax

Meguiar’s Marine and RV Rinse Free Wash-N-Wax is a new cleaning and spray wax that’s specifically formulated for boats and recreational vehicles. The manufacturer says it lifts dirt and grime and produces a high-gloss layer of hydrophobic wax with one spray. It can be applied without water on wet or dry surfaces and wiped off with a microfiber towel. $17.99. Meguiar’s, Irvine, California, (949) 752-8000.

October 2014 issue

Polk Ultra-Marine Source Unit

The waterproof Polk Ultra-Marine source unit (UM1) offers superior sound quality and a variety of connection capabilities, says distributor ASA Electronics. With a maximum power of 200 watts, it is Bluetooth-enabled (up to 100 feet) and SiriusXM-ready. The unit features a dual USB port, two auxiliary audio inputs, an AM/FM radio, a weatherband tuner and a microphone feature when used with the UMZC4 zone control module. $599. ASA Electronics, Elkhart, Indiana, (574) 266-3193.

October 2014 issue



The AnchorBuoy is a hands-off marker that deploys with the hook to let you and others know where your anchor is set. A solar-charged electric motor (powered by a lithium ion battery) tends 115 feet of 200-pound braided line and adjusts the AnchorBuoy to waves, tides and currents, and winds the line during retrieval. A stainless-steel trip-line hoop is included for retrieving a fouled anchor, and the unit features blue LEDs for easier spotting at night. $329. The Anchor Buoy, Garden City, Idaho, (208) 850-5319.

October 2014 issue


SpotCast weather

Ocens SpotCast is a worldwide weather service for SMS-capable satellite phones. Ocens says it overcomes the low-bandwidth data capability of handheld sat phones with short-form weather reports generated automatically for the device’s GPS position. Available for the Iridium 9575, Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, inReach SE and smartphones with GPS. Subscriptions for 24-, 48- and 72-hour forecasts start at $6 a month. Ocens, Des Moines, Washington, (206) 878-8270.

September 2014 issue



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