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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. www.meguiars.com

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. www.asaelectronics.com

October 2014 issue

   

AnchorBuoy

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. www.theanchorbuoy.com

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.

www.ocens.com

September 2014 issue

 


   

Simrad Broadband sounder

Simrad’s BSM-3 Broadband sounder with CHIRP can reach depths of 10,000 feet and incorporates bottom color tracking, split zoom controls and a selection of scroll speeds and transmit power settings. It’s optimized for use with Simrad’s NS Series multifunction displays and is compatible with the range of Airmar transducers, including Airmar’s wide-angle CHIRP series. Starting at $1,999. Simrad Yachting, Nashua, New Hampshire, (800) 628-448.

www.simrad-yachting.com

September 2014 issue

 


   

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