Boatworks

Whether it’s on a through-hull fitting or securing a hose on your diesel engine, a hose clamp is a critical piece of equipment, so it pays to use a good one that fits.With a Cruiser’s Pack stainless steel ABA hose clamp kit from Scandvik, you can be assured of having any and every hose clamp you’ll ever need.Each kit contains 56 clamps in six different sizes from 7/16in to 2 11/16in

Hurricane Insurance

by Sail Staff, Posted November 10, 2006
Few experiences are as surreal as prepping your boat for a hurricane. Will it be safe? Colligo Nautique has created this super-strong bridle-plate system that connects up to three anchors to help you ride out a blow. Made from zinc-plated, hot-dipped galvanized (HDG) steel, the system features a 3/4-inch HDG swivel that gives a boat a wide range of movement without chafing rodes or tangling

Maximize Regulator Performance

by Sail Staff, Posted September 27, 2011
A smart regulator can boost your alternator’s charging performance, which means you don’t need to run your engine as long to keep your batteries happy. Sterling Marine Power’s ProRegD digital alternator regulator can be tailored to your battery type—flooded, gel or AGM—to ensure the most efficient four-step charging schedule. It assesses battery bank size, state of charge, and current

External Thrusters

by Adam Cort, Posted October 11, 2012
Yacht Thruster bow and stern thrusters are installed outside a boat’s hull, as opposed to inside a conventional thruster tunnel.
Beckson Marine’s Newport Self Drain Opening Ports have an angled, molded-in drainage ramp to channel away water, while still providing room for through-bolts to ensure a secure installation.

Angle of Detachment

by David Schmidt, Posted April 14, 2009
Hooking up to shore power can be tricky, especially if the power post is just a little too far away from your boat or if your shore-power cable isn’t quite long enough to make that 90-degree turn. This can turn what was supposed to be a comfortable dockside night into a power-rationing situation. Marinco’s right-angle cordset adaptor allows your shore-power cord to make a

Tape Tales

by Sail Staff, Posted November 4, 2005
The most versatile tape I’ve ever used is Rubbaweld, now available in the U.S. It’s not sticky, but bonds to itself to form a tough waterproof skin. I’ve used it to tape off turnbuckles and lifeline terminals, for get-me-home repairs on plumbing hoses and connections, and on rope ends when there wasn’t time to whip them. It comes in black and white, and in 1-inch ($18.50 for a 15-foot roll) or

Cockpit Comfort

by Sail Staff, Posted November 10, 2006
It can take hours to adjust a cockpit cushion just so, and, inevitably, perfection is attained just before tacking. SeaBound’s new line of Flaties self-inflating cushions is designed to enhance onboard comfort. One is a V-shaped bow cushion; other models can be clipped to lifelines. The cushions come in a variety of sizes to fit different cockpit benches, fold down small, and are easily carried

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
PYI’s new Max-Prop Easy combines the efficiency of a traditional Max-Prop with the ease of installation of a fixed propeller.
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