Ultrasonic Speed Sensor - New Gear Page 2

Speed ThrillsHow many times have you had to hand over the helm to your first mate, scramble belowdeck, remove a bit of the cabin sole, unscrew your paddle-wheel speed transducer, then deal with a handful of mucky growth that has fouled the unit? NKE's new Ultrasonic speed sensor puts an end to such chores. This unit, which can be painted with antifouling without reducing
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LED It Up

Dr. LED's new GE Star LED bulbs are designed to replace GE90 incandescent bulbs in anchor light fixtures, but can also fit into some interior light fixtures. They screw securely into their receptacles, boast a two nautical-mile range and have a more traditional look while still affording all of the benefits of LED technology. $49.99. Dr. LED, 206-388-3701, www.doctorled.com

Shady Grove

The scene: summer, a boat, the ocean, direct overhead sunlight and not a speck of shade to be found. The solution? Bolle's new collection of polarized (or not) marine sunglasses may be what you're looking for. These shades have a variety of stylish frames and lens colors and their sailor-friendly optics make it easy to read wind shifts, spot navigational markers and trim sails. We spent some time using the Bolle polarized Venoms this spring and were impressed by their optical quality, sturdy construction and comfort.

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From $130. Bolle, 800-423-3537, www.bolle.com

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