New Products – By Terry Goble
Now’s The Time To Protect The Fuel System
As autumn approaches, it’s important to safeguard a boat against temperature changes and months of disuse before the cover is put on. Marine Gasoline Stabilizer Shooter from LIQUI MOLY treats up to 18 gallons of gasoline and provides long-term protection for the entire fuel system.
Ideal for all two- and four-stroke engines, LIQUI MOLY Marine Gasoline Stabilizer Shooter protects against fuel aging, oxidation and corrosion. Safe for catalytic converters, its unique organic formula stabilizes the gasoline and can be used year-round as a measure of preventative maintenance.
Marine Gasoline Stabilizer Shooter comes with a convenient nozzle that’s long enough to empty the contents without spilling. Simple to use, it’s poured into the tank and the engine is idled for 10 minutes. A 6.7 fl. oz. has an MSRP of $11.99. For diesel engines, LIQUI MOLY offers Super Diesel Additive.
Before Waxing, Prep With Fiberglass Rubbing Compound
Few things sparkle on the water like a freshly-waxed hull, but to get that showroom shine, preparing the surface is essential. Fiberglass Rubbing Compound from BoatLIFE® is the fastest and easiest way to make the gelcoat clean, smooth and ready for waxing without the backbreaking work.
Using BoatLIFE Fiberglass Rubbing Compound is simple. Working in small areas, apply it by hand or machine. Wipe off any dried compound before reapplying or waxing. A 16 oz. jar costs $25.53.
Bracket-Mount Compass Installs Virtually Anywhere
Some owners forego installing a compass on board due to lack of space or thinking their boat is too small. The Helmsman HB-740 from Ritchie Navigation is the ideal solution. Its bracket mount fits virtually anywhere, making it perfect for everything from a second steering station on a 70-foot sportfisher to the angled dash of a 17-foot runabout.
The Ritchie Helmsman HB-740 is available with a 3.75-inch CombiDamp or Open dial, floating on a scientifically-matched sapphire jewel and hardened steel pivot movement. Built-in compensators provide easy adjustment for deviation and powerful DirectiveForce magnets deliver fast heading lock-on, even in rough seas.
For easy reference, the polished dome of the Ritchie Helmsman HB-740 has 45° lubber lines. Exclusive built-in 12V green NiteVu illumination provides visual clarity at night; an optional red light is simple to install. In daylight, a moveable sun shield protects against glare.
The durable metal bracket of the Ritchie Helmsman HB-740 installs with two screws. Thumbscrews on either side allow the compass to pivot for non-level surfaces and enable complete removal if needed for security.
Ritchie Navigation’s Helmsman HB-740 is 100% repairable and comes with a five-year warranty. It has an MSRP of $227.06.
Kit Cleans Dingy Fabric And Protects It To Look Like New
Exposed to the elements, outdoor fabrics tend to get exceptionally dirty. Replacing them for cosmetic reasons is expensive and unneeded when they can look like new again with the Fabric Cleaner & Protectant Kit from Iosso Products.The Fabric Cleaner & Protectant Kit starts with Iosso’s powerful Mold & Mildew Stain Remover.
It removes dirt, grease and oil, mold and algae, bird and insect droppings and stubborn leaf tannins – all without bleach or chlorine. It’s perfect for use on boat covers, biminis and dodgers, RV awnings, umbrellas, tents, cushions and carpeting.
A concentrated powder that mixes quickly with water to make three gallons of solution, Mold & Mildew Stain Remover is sponged or sprayed on to a wet surface. Once it sets for 15 minutes, it’s simply rinsed off with fresh water.
Next, the included Iosso Water Repellent protects the clean fabric. It doesn’t contain silicone or solvents, and won’t darken the material, stiffen it or leave an oily film. Applied directly to the material, it’s allowed to dry; after 24 hours, it’s ready for use. The Iosso Fabric Cleaner & Protectant Kit covers 450 sq. ft. of fabric and costs $74.95.
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