Boatworks

Selden Spinnaker Furler

by Adam Cort, Posted May 14, 2012
The key to Seldén’s new top-down asymmetric spinnaker furler is a swiveling tack attachment, which lets the foot fly free as the rest of the sail is being rolled down from the head on a torque rope. 
The Handy Duck is a strong, lightweight, easy-to-attach and—equally important—easy-to-release hook that can be used to either grab a mooring temporarily or serve as a permanent attachment. 
Quick retractable thrusters can be installed in either the bow or stern or both, to make maneuvering in tight spaces virtually effortless. This past year Hunter Marine began offering the systems as an option on some of its larger boats.

Eco-Clad Bottom Paint

by Adam Cort, Posted May 1, 2012
Eco-Clad antifouling paint features what manufacturer Luritek Inc. describes as a “biomimicry” process similar to what fish use to keep their bodies weed-free. The paint is engineered to create a naturally slimy biofilm.

AquaCharge Portable Pump

by Adam Cort, Posted April 11, 2012
Get the water out of your dinghy or bilges with the compact AquaCharge portable pump from ITT Industries. Measuring 7in x 3.25in x 5.5in, the pump is fully submersible.

See What You're Doing

by Adam Cort, Posted February 14, 2012
DuraLed engine room and utility lighting from Hella marine brightens work areas with an ultra-wide spread of crisp white light, making engine-room work, in particular, both safer and more pleasant.

Compact Fuel Polisher

by Adam Cort, Posted February 14, 2012
KTI Systems has introduced a new line of compact FilterBoss fuel polishing modules (FPM) designed to fit into tight engine compartments and other small onboard spaces.

Ensure Waterproof Cable Connections

by Sail Staff, Posted September 27, 2011
Protect the power supply to your boat’s electronic equipment with this new “fit and forget” junction box from Scanstrut Ltd. Made of fiberglass, the boxes carry an IP66 rating to ensure secure watertight connections for marine electrical cables and are configured to fit on any mounting surface. A “standard” version of the box includes five screw-down terminals, while the “deluxe” model

Smooth Operator

by Sail Staff, Posted September 27, 2011
Forespar’s new Marelube line of lubricants is formulated with long-lasting PTFE (Teflon) for use in a wide range of marine applications. Standard Marelube gel, for example, can be used to lubricate valves and seacocks at the start of the season, while Marelube Liquid can be poured directly into those valves and seacocks to keep them working smoothly between overhauls. Marelube EXTRA

Low-Profile Bilge Pump

by Sail Staff, Posted September 27, 2011
In addition to being damp and often grimy, the bilges on many of today’s boats are surprisingly small. To help keep such bilges dry, Whale has created its new Supersub Smart 1100 high-capacity, low-profile automatic bilge pump, which features a narrow body ideal for tight spaces. The Supersub includes an integrated sensor switch and a multi-position outlet port that can be rotated either
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