Stowaway Bag Solves Secondary Anchor Storage Problem
If for no other reason than what might happen if the primary is lost, keeping a secondary anchor on board is a sign of proper seamanship. Storage, however, can become a problem. A lot of damage can be done if it accidentally bumps into gelcoat. To counter this, Fortress Marine Anchors offers the Stowaway Bag. With sizes to fit its full line of Fortress and Guardian models, it provides a safe and easy stowage solution.
Fortress Anchors are light, the largest weighing only 69 lbs. But they are also highly effective. The FX-125 is actually used as the primary on 154-foot USCG Sentinel-class cutters. That is what makes them ideal as a secondary anchor.
Stowed below or in a lazarette, the Stowaway Bag is easily brought on deck. Assembling a Fortress Anchor is fast - an important feature when faced with an emergency or anchorage that suddenly got too crowded and swing needs to be limited. Unlike most anchors, the fluke angle can be set to 32-degress or 45-degrees, depending on the seabed.
The custom designed Stowaway Bag is built with rugged, heavy duty Cordura® with assembly and packing instructions sewn inside. It includes a spare fluke clip, nut and bolt, and two wrenches, and holds an anchor and 6-feet of chain. 16 models are offered for an exacting fit.
Fortress Marine Anchors’ Stowaway Bag starts at $59.95 and comes with a no-risk, 90-day money back guarantee, in addition to a 3-year warranty.
Fortress Marine Anchors,
1386 W McNab Rd.,
Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309
800/825.6289 or 954/978.9988
Inside Or Out, Spring Cleaning Is Fast And Easy With FSR
Whether a boat has spent the winter on the hard or in the water, spring commissioning is here and it’s time to clean. Few products make the job as easy as FSR™ Fiberglass Stain Remover from Davis Instruments. Inside or out, it quickly tackles the toughest grime and stains.
FSR is a fast-acting, non-abrasive gel, so it won’t damage glossy surfaces. It removes gelcoat discoloration and is safe to use on paint. Oily exhaust, waterline scum, and rust dripping down the hull from chain plates or on stainless steel fittings are no match for the product. Below deck, it is perfect for the head and galley. It is tough enough to clean road tar off a trailered boat, yet gentle and effective on fabric and sailcloth.
Using a brush, cloth, roller or sponge, FSR is easy to apply. It is a gel, so there is little wasted product. After a few minutes, it is simply wiped off and rinsed. For so little effort, the results are remarkable.
For large, multiple projects, there is FSR Big Job. Ideal for boatyards and marinas, it is the same effective formula, but in a convenient 2L jug with handle.
Davis Instruments’ FSR costs $10.99 for a one-pint jar and $29.99 for the 2L jug of FSR Big Job.
3465 Diablo Avenue,
Hayward, CA 94545
Hand-Held Devices, Seasucker Will Take It From Here
Whether aboard a powerboat, sailboat, SUP or kayak, portable electronics are everywhere on the water. But tablets, cell phones, GoPros, MP3 players, fishfinders and GPS units can only be held in the hand for so long. The versatile SeaSucker Naked Flex Mount tames all these accessories. It securely attaches to almost any surface without drilling and safely holds small devices at the perfect viewing angle. Made in the USA, the innovative Naked Flex Mount consists of a pair of powerful 4.5-inch SeaSucker Vacuum Mounts connected to a sturdy 7-inch flexible gooseneck arm. Built rugged for a marine environment, the non-marking rubber is UV-stabilized for five years and only 316 stainless steel hardware is used for maximum durability.
Unlike suction cups that need to be crushed into the device to seal and then begin to leak almost immediately, SeaSucker vacuum mounts are superior. Each holds an astounding 120 pounds even underwater. Pumping the integrated button enables the flexible rubber to grab any clean, non-porous surface even curved, textured and non-skid gelcoat. An orange power indicator displays when more pumps are needed.
Using the Naked Flex Mount could not be easier or faster. One vacuum mount is attached to a device that is wider than 4.5-inches, such as a tablet or GPS. It is universal, so additional brackets or holders are not needed. The other vacuum mount is then attached to the boat.
Back on dry land, its uses are endless. Cars, kitchen, workshop, the back of an airplane sea there is no limit to where the Naked Flex Mount can be employed. Available in white or black, it comes with a convenient zippered travel case.
Offering a truly modular solution, the Naked Flex Mount converts to a cell phone holder with the Flex-X Phone Adapter. Its frame expands to fit virtually any size device. The GoPro Adapter is perfect for capturing life’s adventures. Made from sturdy, black aluminum, it connects to a HERO or VIRB camera. Both adapters easily thread onto the Naked Flex Mount in seconds, after a vacuum mount is removed.
The SeaSucker Naked Flex Mount sells for $105; Flex-X Phone Adapter, $35; and GoPro Adapter, $10.
1912 44th Avenue E,
Bradenton, FL 34203