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Big-time refits for small boats

Metan Marine’s clients regard classic restoration as a better investment than buying new It’s not every day that a weak transom leads to major life changes, but that’s what happened to Vince Miragliotta. He’d been boating, skiing and just kicking back after selling his interest in a successful technical recruiting company when he noticed trouble…more

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VDO Sumlog

The new VDO Sumlog gives boatbuilders the ability to provide six instrument readouts in a single helm footprint, says Jeffrey Ross, VDO instrumentation product manager. The Sumlog, which is NMEA 0183-compatible and requires a mounting area measuring 1.97 inches in diameter and 3.35 inches deep, is the latest addition to VDO’s Viewline Instrument Series. The…more

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Low-profile LED navigation lights

Sea-Dog has introduced the first in a series of low-profile LED navigation lights, available in a single-unit combination bow light or as a pair of port/starboard top-mount side lights. The fully sealed lights have a stamped stainless cover mounted on a heavy-duty cast stainless-steel base, and both sets of lights are Coast Guard-approved for 2…more

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Scanpod

Scanstrut’s Scanpod range of pods for electronics has a new, compact design for secure, watertight installations, according to the U.K.-based company, which has U.S. sales and distribution in Guilford, Conn. Scanpod products consist of deck pods, helm pods and instrument mast pods that are compatible with popular chart plotters from 8 inches and standard and…more

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Four By 4 propellers

Signature Propellers of Santa Ana, Calif., is looking for dealers for its new Four By 4 propellers. “We’ll be at the IBEX show and at METS,” company founder and owner Chad Hill says. Designed for use with MerCruiser’s Bravo Three sterndrive, the Four By 4’s counter-rotating stainless-steel propellers can reduce planing time and increase top…more

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Online captain’s courses cast a wide net

Mariners Learning System joins with 150 partners to sell its boating education programs Capt. Bob Figular likens his business, the Mariners Learning System, to outboard manufacturers. “They don’t care whose boat they’re hanging off as long as they’re hanging off a boat, and we don’t care which educational partner’s website a consumer uses to sign…more

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Spill Response Bag

C.I.Agent Solutions’ Spill Response Bag is a complete system for hydrocarbon cleanup on water or land. Small enough to be stashed in a dock box or kept near a fueling station, a standard kit contains a 12-foot reusable deployment boom, 10 pounds of C.I.Agent granules in half-pound dissolvable pouches, a reusable 12-by-12-inch Bilge Bag, a…more

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Delphi canisters

Perko and emissions system partner Delphi have introduced a smaller canister that will help boatbuilders meet new EPA gasoline fuel tank regulations, says George Bellwoar, Perko vice president of sales and marketing. The regulations require builders to reduce hydrocarbon emissions from fuel systems. The half-liter Delphi canisters are 9-3/4 inches long by 3-1/2 inches wide…more

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Liquid Wrench products

For the first time, Liquid Wrench will offer non-aerosol products, including a marine grease, a trailer bearing grease, and a disc and drum brake wheel bearing grease. “Our new greases are created to tackle specific challenges, especially those where extreme conditions like water submersion, pressure and high temperatures are a factor,” marketing manager Tom Hynes…more

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Prospec Electronics speaker

Prospec Electronics has a new speaker — the Milennia MILSPK652B — that is not only made to withstand the marine environment but also has an eye-catching modern design, the company says. “We’re seeing, especially with pontoon boats, that trend toward a little edgier-looking speaker,” says Josh Berry, Prospec Electronics’ special market manager. The speaker is…more

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