New Products – By Terry Goble
Compact And Lightweight Antenna Brings TV/FM Onboard
Televisions on a boat are increasingly commonplace. With the simple-to-install Glomex Avior VT300 Omnidirectional TV/FM antenna from GA Communications, it’s never been easier to bring analog and digital broadcasts onboard – at a price that’s hard to ignore.
The most noticeable feature of the Avior VT300 antenna is its compact white, anti-yellowing radome. At only 4-inches dia. x 8-inches H and 8.8 oz., it’s specifically made for smaller boats that can’t accommodate large TV antenna domes and only need short range reception, depending on height and conditions. The amplifier allows the antenna to have an increase in gain with a 24.5 dB average to receive vertical and horizontal polarized TV signals simultaneously from 360-degrees. The amplifier has two independent outputs for TV and radio, which allows the reception of VHF/UHF and FM frequencies.
It runs on 12V DC, has an impedance of 75 ohms and a frequency range of 40/890 MHz. Glomex supplies the Avior VT300 with a heavy-duty nylon mount, an amplifier, and 33-foot and 5-foot lengths of coaxial cable for connection to the antenna and the TV. A video is at www.bit.ly/GlomexTV
Available from GA Communications, the Glomex Avior VT300 Omnidirectional TV/FM antenna costs $119. It comes with a lifetime warranty.
When Nature Calls, Seasucker Is Ready
Whether it’s in a wet head or a cuddy with a portable toilet or bucket, rolls of tissue are typically either limp and soggy from exposure to moisture or simply can’t be found. But with the Toilet Paper Holder, when nature calls, SeaSucker is ready to assist.
Made in the USA, the no-drill Toilet Paper Holder is a direct response to consumer demand. Like all SeaSucker accessories, it uses the company’s innovative Vacuum Mount technology. Not a common industrial suction cup that quickly loses its seal, the device’s 120 lb. of holding power lasts for days. It mounts quickly yet temporarily to any clean, non-porous surface and can be placed on a side wall, bulkhead or even overhead from the cabin top. And when no longer needed, it’s easily removed to store where the toilet paper will remain dry.
The SeaSucker Toilet Paper Holder is built for a marine environment using durable UV-stabilized rubber and 316 stainless steel hardware. Available in black or white, it costs $65.
One Handle – Forty Tools – Job Done
Mechanics use sockets instead of individual wrenches because they can complete a project in less time and the tools take up less storage space. It’s no different with the innovative Shurhold One-Handle-Does-It-All-System. Boat owners need only a single handle and any of over forty specialized quick-attach tools to get the job done fast.
The foundation of the Shurhold system is the company’s high-strength handles. Manufactured in the USA from polished, triple-anodized marine-grade aluminum, they’re lightweight and corrosion-resistant, and have comfortable rubber no-slip grips.
Shurhold handles are offered in 13-inch, 30-inch, 40-inch and 60-inch fixed lengths and two adjustable types. The 6-foot Telescoping version locks at four intervals between 40-inches and 72-inches while the 9-foot Telescoping model locks at five positions between 60-inches and 108-inches.
Each Shurhold attachment clicks easily and securely onto any of the handles using the unique SHUR-LOK quick-release system. To remove, it’s as simple as depressing the button and sliding the tool off.
Shurhold offers a One-Handle-Does-It-All-System attachment for virtually any onboard need. Cleaning tools include a wide range of deck and soft-bristled brushes, mops, brooms, swivel scrubbers and squeegees. Fishing accessories include a gaff and three specialized nets. For boating, there’s a boat hook, paddle and the Dock-A-Reni, a handy device that makes handling dock lines a breeze. The 10-inch curved adapter makes cleaning the waterline easier while the 30-inch extension is perfect for radomes and other lofty equipment. A GoPro/VIRB camera adapter lets boat owners capture the action – even underwater.
Shurhold Fixed Handles start at $9.98 and the Telescoping models at $38.98. Attachments start at $9.98.
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 is the leading manufacturer of premium detailing supplies that help clean, polish and protect vessels.
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