New Products - April 2015

Gyro Stabilization For Smaller Boats

Until now, owners of smaller boats put up with a rolling vessel in rough weather, or simply stayed ashore. With the recent launch of the state-of-the-art Seakeeper 5, they can now enjoy the comfort and safety of gyro stabilization.

The scaled Seakeeper 5 reduces resonant boat roll by up to 90 percent on boats 30 feet to 50 feet. The unit uses a built-in computer to actively control a powerful gyro. Spinning in a vacuum environment, it produces powerful righting forces to stabilize the boat.

Nothing projects outside of the hull to diminish a vessel's performance. Weighing only 790 pounds, the unit has a retail cost of $29,900.

Seakeeper,

44425 Pecan Ct., Ste. 151,

California, MD 20619,

410/326-1590,

www.seakeeper.com

Ice Cream Maker For On-The-Water Treat

While enjoying a beautiful day on the water, take along a Sea Maid Ice Cream Maker from Tacoma Propeller for a special summertime treat. Sea Maid is a tow-behind, internal mixing container that uses the motion of propelled water to churn cream, sugar and rock salt into homemade ice cream.

Sea Maid can be towed behind any type of boat, pontoon or kayak. No electricity, batteries or tired arms are required to crank out a family favorite in 20 to 25 minutes.

Sea Maid can also be used to make creamy shakes, sundaes and cones for the kids and cocktails for the adults.

The price for a Sea Maid Ice Cream Maker is $59.95.

Tacoma Propeller,

2601 East F St.,

Tacoma, WA 98421,

800/446-9733,

www.SeaMaidIceCream.com

Clamps Keep Items Securely In Place

Securing equipment is simple with Quick Fist and Super Quick Fist from Davis Instruments. These rubber clamps are ideal for stowing or transporting tools and keeping gear firmly in place. Quick Fist cinches tightly and will stretch rather than break. Neither model will rust or corrode.

The smaller version comes as a pair and has a range of on-water applications, such as securing lines, boat hooks or water toys, or as a pipe stand-off. The larger Super Quick Fist is ideal for holding fire extinguishers, chart holders, D-size oxygen cylinders and other equipment.

The patented Quick Fist from Davis Instruments retails for $14.99 per pair, while one Super Quick Fist is also $14.99.

Davis Instruments,

3465 Diablo Ave.,

Hayward, CA 94545,

510/732-9229,

www.davisnet.com

Adapter Corrects Electrical Mismatches

Dangerous situations can occur when water and electricity meet, especially when mismatched electrical systems are involved. Hubbell Marine's YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter is ideal for when a boat owner with a 50A, 125/250V requirement docks in a marina that provides a 30A, 125V. The YQ230 helps correct this incompatibility.

This adapter combines two oppositely-phased 30A, 125V receptacles to provide 30A, 125/250V of power. It features a three-pole contactor that breaks both hots and neutrals, preventing a live plug when not engaged. This helps ensure adequate voltage and proper wiring exists at the marina before plugging in.

Hubbell Marine's YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter has a price of around $400.

Hubbell Marine

Electrical Products,

40 Waterview Dr.

Shelton, CT 06484,

475/882-4838,

www.hubbell-marine.com

Multi Function Display With Fish Finder

Furuno continues to leverage the latest hardware and software touch screen technology with their newest MFD (Multi Function Display): NavNet TZtouch2.

This "next step" in the NavNet series takes award-winning TZtouch features and refines them to make these new MFD units even more intuitive, while also adding new features.

With TZtouch2, Furuno introduces a proprietary Fish Finder technology, called RezBoost™, which utilizes Furuno's digital signal processing protocol to produce fish targets and images that are 4-8 times sharper than a conventional Fish Finder. It also includes Furuno's Bottom Discrimination and AccuFish™ modes.

Furuno also built in a 56-channel GPS receiver right into the display.

Furuno U.S.A.,

4400 N.W. Pacific Rim Blvd.,

Camas, WA 98607,

360/834-9300,

www.FurunoUSA.com

or www.NavNet.com



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