New Products – By Terry Goble
A Destroyer Wheel For Virtually Any Boat
With 10 diameters from 11-inches to 30-inches, there’s a Schmitt & Ongaro Marine stainless steel Destroyer Wheel to fit virtually any boat. The sleek polished wheel equally suits main or secondary helm stations. Its sophisticated design matches both classic and modern interiors, yet is rugged enough to shrug off the weather when installed outside.
Manufactured from durable, low-maintenance stainless steel, the Destroyer Wheel rim is sized to reduce hand strain for a comfortable driving experience. Depending on the model, five or six spokes radiate from the standard black or available chrome-plated center cap.
Perfect for both OEM and refit use, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine offers Destroyer Wheels in options to fit a 1-inch straight or .75-inch tapered shaft. The standard dish is 10 degrees; some models also come in a 22 degree dish. To further suit the specific application, finger grips and control knobs are available on select versions. Schmitt & Ongaro even offers a Destroyer wheel with a polyurethane grip with the look and texture of leather, as well as a model with double rings for a unique appearance.
With a lifetime warranty, Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Destroyer Wheels are ideal for ski and wake boats, dual and center consoles, RIBs and large vessels such as sportfish and cruising yachts. Retail prices start at $102.
Small JBL Stereo Receiver Fits Virtually Any Dash
For anyone with a limited amount of dash area, but a desire for high-quality sound, it’s hard to beat the JBL PRV-275 from Prospec Electronics. The fully weatherproof Bluetooth-enabled stereo receiver has a 2.75-inch color LCD display and built-in amplifier, yet only takes up 4.125-inches of space – the same size as a standard small gauge. The cutout requires a 3.5-inch hole.
The round JBL PRV-275 offers a wide range of listening possibilities. Aside from AM/FM and weather band, it has a USB port, and aux and video feed inputs. The receiver features versatile Bluetooth® audio streaming with straightforward pairing as well as wired remote capability.
Built for extreme weather, the faceplate and controls of the JBL PRV-275 from Prospec Electronics are thunderstorm-rated and UV-stable for a long, trouble-free service life. The easy-to-use non-slip buttons and rotary encoder are engineered for intuitive use while in motion.
Belying its diminutive size, the JBL PRV-275 produces massive sound. Rated at 4 x 45W peak @ 4 ohms and 2-ohm stable, the stereo receiver delivers clean, accurate reproduction, even at top-end volume when paired with JBL marine speakers. It has three pairs of RCA pre-outs for amplifier and/or subwoofer expandability. Available from Prospec Electronics, it costs $299.95.
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Serious Shine Is Sparkle In A Can
From afar, boats look clean as they glisten in the sun; up close, it’s another story. But with Shurhold Serious Shine, it’s easy to restore a vessel’s showroom sparkle. Made in the USA, the easy-to-use spray detailer quickly removes dirt marks, water spots and residue from a wide range of surfaces.
Serious Shine cleans, polishes and protects in one simple step. Unlike some cleaners, it doesn’t leave behind a greasy residue. This makes it ideal for gelcoat, vinyl seating and other slip-prone areas. On isinglass, shower doors, stainless steel appliances and mirrors, it doesn’t streak. With UV inhibitors and anti-static properties, it’s ideal for use on touchscreens and other delicate electronics.
Using aerosol Serious Shine is simple. It’s sprayed directly onto the surface from 6- to 8-inches away and wiped with a Shurhold Microfiber Towel. When the dirt is removed, the cloth is flipped and the area buffed until the residue disappears. Shurhold Serious Shine costs $16.98 for a 14 oz. can; a three-pack of Microfiber Towels is $19.98.
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.
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