Connecting a shore power cord at night can be a difficult and dangerous task, but help is on the way. The new 30- and 50-amp Marivion Safe-T-Glo Power Cords glow in the dark to increase visibility and safety. Male and female connectors are coated around the edges for a stronger glow, according to the company. Available in lengths of 25 or 50 feet, they feature watertight connector covers and a twist-lock, slotted ring and sealing collar for a secure connection. The cables are UL 1426 listed and are available in a variety of configurations. Suggested retail prices start at $89.99. Marivion, Milwaukee. Phone: (877) 267-3788. www.marivion.com
AmbientNAV’s Alpha series daylight- and sunlight-viewable monitors with SeaEye technology have anti-glare/anti-reflective screens that the company says can be viewed from any angle and in direct sunlight, as well as with polarized sunglasses. The monitors also dim to black with less than 1-nit output to preserve night vision and to minimize the loss of information that can happen with models that dim to red, according to the company. Users can customize screen layouts, and inputs include multiple component, S-video, composite, DVI and RGB, and a satellite-ready HD-compatible television tuner. Alpha monitors are available in screen sizes of 15, 17 and 21 inches, and support display resolutions from 640 x 480 to 1,600 x 1,200. Retail pricing ranges from $4,495 to $9,195. AmbientNAV, Lynnwood, Wash. Phone: (425) 248-2096.
Cellinite BioTabs are a non-toxic bioremediation treatment for the collection tanks of portable marine heads found on many smaller boats. The time-release tablets combine aerobic bacteria with oxygen, pH buffers and nutrients to create an optimal environment for biodegradation, according to the company. BioTabs are easy to use and help eliminate hydrogen sulfide production, reduce solids, mitigate odors and reduce head maintenance. Simply flush one down the head once a week. Packaged in a watertight tube of eight, BioTabs retail for $9.99. Cellinite Technologies, Needham, Mass. Phone: (781) 453-2233. www.biotabs.net
Ever lost a pair of sunglasses over the side? No more, thanks to FishGillz floating sunglasses. FishGillz are designed for boaters and anglers, and the frames are made of a polymer blend and weigh just half an ounce. The multilayer, high-impact polarizing lenses provide full UV400 protection, optical clarity and distortion-free visual acuity, according to the company. Optional orange tips clip to the ends to help make the glasses easier to find in the water. FishGillz come with a floating case, and retail pricing starts at $39.99. The high-visibility tips sell for $3.50 a pair. FishGillz Sunglass, CoronaDel Mar, Calif. Phone: (760) 771-9145. www.fishgillzusa.com
Propeller slip is a key indicator of vessel performance and fuel efficiency. Less slip equals better performance. DataTach’s Prop Slip Multi Gauge displays compass heading, single or twin tachometer readings, percentage of prop slip and GPS speed with recall. The gauge’s computer receives GPS speed and engine rpm to calculate prop slip every five seconds, according to the company. An optional Record and Document feature allows the data to be recorded on a memory card and uploaded to www.propslip.com for analysis and comparison. The gauge fits a
4-5/8-inch helm station cutout and retails for $849. Livorsi Marine, Grayslake, Ill. Phone: (877) 548-5900. www.livorsi.com