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Dealers and Distributors

Our weekly roundup of dealers and distributors includes news from CWR Electronics, Scout Boats, Racor and Keller Marine.

CWR Electronics, a full-service distributor of marine, outdoor and consumer recreational products, added WxWorx Satellite Weather to its product line.

WxWorx specializes in mobile weather analysis and is also the data provider for XM WX Satellite Weather, a leading satellite-delivered weather service. The company's software products work hand-in-hand with the XM WX data stream to deliver weather data.

CWR will offer dealers the WxWorx on Water system, available in USB, Bluetooth, and ethernet power models. XM's dual-redundant satellites ensure an uninterrupted signal, according to CWR. The service works on lakes and waterways across the United States and along the nation's coastline. It updates automatically with the latest graphical data on weather and sea conditions.

CWR Electronics also announced it will be exclusively distributing the Garmin GPSMAP 540s chart plotter.

The GPSMAP 540s flush-mounts and sports preloaded BlueChart g2 maps and a 5-inch QVGA display. It comes with a dual-frequency transducer that clearly paints depth contours, fish targets and structure. Users can share sounder data with another chart plotter on board and add the optional GXM 31 antenna to receive XM satellite weather and XM radio stations.

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Scout Boats, of Summerville, S.C., added two more national dealers to its roster - Ocean Beach Marina in Lavallete, N.J., and Quality Boat Sales in Clearwater, Fla.

"This new expansion to our already successful dealer network will provide convenience for current and future customers, as well as new markets for our company to strengthen our brand," said Alan Lang, national/international sales manager for Scout Boats, in a statement.

Scout builds sportfishing, fish-'n-ski, walkaround, flats and bayboat models from 14 to 35 feet.

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Racor announced that Shuster Corp. will be distributing the Racor Village Marine line of reverse osmosis watermakers in New England.

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Do-it-yourself memory foam topper kits from Hickory Springs Marine Group are now available to dealers from distributor Keller Marine & RV. The conversion kits are available in queen, double and twin sizes, and include mildew-resistant memory foam, template paper and a cutting tool.

A division of 60-year-old, North Carolina-based Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company, HSMG manufactures foam for seat cushions and noise reduction; seat webbing; water-resistant fiber; foam and spring mattresses; space-saving mechanisms for seating and beds; and polyethylene extrusions and steel tubing for a variety of on-board applications.

Established in 1958, Keller Marine & RV stocks more than 20,000 marine and RV parts and accessories.

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Dockmate Launches New Technology

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