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Lectrotab Auto-leveling trim tabs

A new leveling control automatically adjusts Lectrotab electric trim tabs to keep the boat at a level running angle. It also corrects roll and pitch for a more comfortable ride and better fuel efficiency, according to the company. It won’t allow corrections while the boat is turning, but the tabs also can be adjusted manually. LEDs show tab positions, and the tabs automatically retract when the boat is off plane or when you use the optional key switch connection. $1,649.

Linear Devices Corp., Ashland, Virginia, (804) 368-8428. www.lectrotab.com

June 2015 issue

 

Xantrex’s Freedom SW inverter/charger

Xantrex’s Freedom SW inverter/charger provides automatic on-board power management. Connected to AC shore power, it runs appliances and electronics. When you’re off the grid, it inverts DC battery power to AC for on-board outlets. Features include overload and short-circuit protection, resettable breakers and a multistage charger. It also provides ignition lockout protection to prevent battery drain when the alternator is not charging. $1,875 (2,000W/100A), $2,135 (3,000W/150A). Xantrex, Burnaby, British Columbia, (800) 670-0707. www.xantrex.com

December 2014 issue

   

BloqUV protective clothing

BloqUV is a stylish option for outdoor enthusiasts who want sun protection in their sportswear. Made of a quick-drying, breathable fabric without chemicals or coatings, BloqUV apparel offers a UPF rating of 50 and features pockets for your phone, keys or wallet. For men and women, BloqUV is offered in long-sleeve shirts. Other choices for women include pants, skorts, tank tops and cover-ups. $60 to $100. BloqUV, Miami, (866) 611-2567. www/bloquv.com

December 2014 issue

   

Ronstan Clear Start sailing watch

Ronstan added new styles and models to its Clear Start sailing watch line, including a smaller 40mm watch with integrated band, colors for women and youth sailors, and two stainless-steel models. They feature large buttons, clear displays and Ronstan’s proprietary sailrace programming. All watches are shock- and water-resistant to 150 feet and have a luminescent backlit display. $75 to $130. Ronstan International, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, (401) 293-0539. ronstan.us

December 2014 issue

   

Dr. Shrink’s Super Cap

Dr. Shrink’s Super Cap is designed to prevent support poles from poking through shrink wrap when heavy snow accumulates on it. Formed in a dome shape and measuring 20 inches in diameter, the Super Cap rests on the woven cord strapping that runs length- and crosswise on boats. It can be attached to wooden uprights with either a nail or staples. $3.45. Dr. Shrink, Manistee, Michigan, (800) 968-5147.  www.dr-shrink.com

December 2014 issue

   

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