Doing bottom work on boats that are stored on trailers is getting easier.
A bit of Uber is coming to a marina near you. SlipFinder is a new mobile app that connects boaters and marinas in real time to simplify and speed the booking of slips on the East Coast. Boaters save their vessel data in a profile, and marinas publish vacancies.
Combining the advantages of broadband radar and traditional pulse radar, this solid-state, open-array system with pulse compression technology provides visibility at short distances, yet also scans as far as 72 nautical miles, according to Simrad.
If grid-independent power for electronic gadgets is a worry, Ampware’s new iPhone case with integrated hand-crank and its universal generator can provide relief.
Barz USA has introduced what it says is the world’s first floating, polarized sunglasses with photochromic lenses and bifocal readers. The mold-injected polycarbonate lenses won’t distort and will adjust to changing UV exposure by darkening and lightening. They can be ordered as bifocals with various levels of correction. The frames are available in three styles and feature small air pockets, so they float if they go overboard. $160-$300.
Barz USA, Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
June 2015 issue
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