New Products – By Terry Goble
Hubbell Intelligent Y Adapter Keeps The Lights On
Owners whose boats have 50A 125/250V electrical systems will spend the night in the dark if they cruise to a marina that only offers 30A 125V service. But not if they have the YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter from Hubbell Marine. The innovative device rectifies electrical mismatches by plugging into two 30A pedestal outlets to provide safe, correct and full power to the vessel.
Hubbell’s YQ230 has an internal PC board that automatically checks that both plugs are engaged and in separately-phased outlets. This ensures true 250V power is delivered to the boat.
As a safety feature, the YQ230 verifies correct polarity of the pedestal in case the hot and neutral wires are incorrect, or one of the plugs has become disengaged. If anything is amiss, the device shuts off to prevent an accident. A safety indicator light displays when the adapter is connected and working normally.
Like all Hubbell shore power products, the YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter is built to last. It has a rugged UV- and impact-resistant housing that’s fully sealed against humidity, fog and rain with specialized grommets. Integrated clamps prevent strain on the cord terminals. Hubbell Marine’s YQ230 Intelligent Y Adapter has an MSRP of $1,236.
Shurhold Polisher Brings Back A Showroom Shine
Bringing back a boat’s showroom shine is fast and easy with the award-winning World’s Best Dual Action Polisher from Shurhold. Developed for the DIYer, the tool quickly removes dirt and oxidation from paint and gelcoat without the burns and swirls common with professional rotary machines. It’s also the perfect solution for waxing and buffing large areas, without the sore muscles at the end of the day.
The World’s Best Dual Action Polisher has a 5-inch head with an 8mm orbit and a variable speed from 2,500-6,500 opm, This combination allows the user to achieve a high-gloss, professional finish with minimal effort.
Many polishers are too heavy and bulky for all-day use. And palm-sized polishers have a tendency to cramp hands. The World’s Best Dual Action Polisher is balanced and ergonomic. A soft-touch D-handle adjusts to the ideal work angle, reducing user strain. The straight grip is optimally sized with a non-slip rubber coating and ambidextrous power switch. An included side handle attaches quickly for more flexibility in work styles.
Unlike many power tools, the Shurhold World’s Best Dual Action Polisher has a full 20-foot cord. Plus, an included GFCI adapter adds safety when working around water by cutting power if submerged or a short occurs. The 120V AC, 500-watt tool draws 4.2 amps.
With a quick-change Velcro backing plate, switching pads on the World’s Best Dual Action Polisher is fast and easy. Shurhold offers a full range of interchangeable pads for scrubbing, compounding, polishing and waxing.
The Shurhold World’s Best Dual Action Polisher comes with a pad wrench, two spare carbon motor brushes and allen wrench, plus a deluxe canvas storage bag. It costs $154.98.
Dedicated to educating boat owners, Shurhold provides key tips for boat value preservation at www.shurhold.com. Inventor of the One Handle Does It All system, Shurhold manufactures specialty care items and accessories to clean, polish and detail.
Iosso Cleans And Freshens The Dirtiest Of Livewells
Any angler who has used a livewell or baitwell will attest: they can get disgusting. Fish droppings and slime combine with bacteria and algae to form a vile cesspool. It’s easy to sanitize them, however, with Iosso Live Well Cleaner. It leaves them clean and ready for fish, whether trophy or bait.
Iosso Live Well Cleaner powerfully removes stains while it deodorizes. It doesn’t contain chlorine or other harsh chemicals and is pH-neutral. It’s so safe, it can be used on thermos jugs, coolers, refrigerators and other food containers.
Environmentally friendly, Live Well Cleaner is biodegradable. The solution can be discarded overboard without concern for aquatic flora and fauna. That doesn’t mean it’s not tough on stains. It removes everything from blood to waterline scum without affecting fiberglass, paint or metal.
Made in the USA, Iosso Live Well Cleaner is easy to use. A concentrated powder that’s poured into a livewell or baitwell, it’s simply circulated with the pump. After draining or pumping out the solution and a freshwater rinse, it’s ready for use. A 4 oz. container treats two average-sized wells and costs $5.95.
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