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HydroHoist Introduces Air Assist Line of Boat Lifts

HydroHoist Boat Lifts, a division of HydroHoist Marine Group, is proud to introduce the first models in an innovative new series of floating boat lift products – the Landing and the SeaPort. The Landing and the SeaPort feature new “air-assist” technology. This system is a hybrid design that mates the best features of HydroHoist’s drive on docking platforms with the convenience of its traditional submersible boat lifts. .
The units provide for fast loading and launching. The drive-on, drive-off loading and launching makes these units especially user friendly. The hybrid design also sets the standard for shallow water floating boat lifts, with models that require as little as 20" of water to lift and launch your boat. The stable platform design offers convenient access to your boat. The platforms are very versatile and can be installed in a U-shaped slip, or to the side of a dock or seawall. The new hoists are compatible with fixed or floating boat docks. The control centers are available in a standard AC configuration, or an optional, self-contained, solar charged DC version. more>>

What You Need to Know About Ethanol and Boat Insurance Before You Put the Boat Away

Are you putting your boat away for winter soon? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) says recreational boat owners need to take special precautions with E-10 gas and review their insurance policy before they put their boat to bed for a long winter's nap. Otherwise, they may be in for trouble next spring when they try to start the engine:
Keep ethanol at bay: Today it's highly likely that your boat's gasoline contains a mixture of up to 10% ethanol, which is known to damage engines and boat fuel systems, especially over the long winter storage season. If you have a portable gas tank on your boat, try to use as much gas as possible before you put the boat away at the end of the season. Any remaining gas or gas-and-oil mix that's left in the portable tank can be put in your car or outdoor power equipment, respectively. The goal here is to use it up as quickly as possible.more>>

Trailer-to-Hitch Connections Made Easy

DuraSafe Coupler Connect® is an easy-to-use trailer alignment device. Coupler Connect eliminates the problems many people have with trying to hook up a trailer by locating the trailer coupling directly over the ball without the need of assistance – and prevents damage to the tow vehicle.
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Battery Switches Offer Simple Power Control

Maintaining a reliable method of managing overall use of electrical power on board is an essential part of safety on the water. Compact Perko battery switches have a higher capacity rating than the company's previous 8500 series models, and are for use with 12, 24 and 32 V systems. They offer superior features and made-in-the-US quality boaters can rely on.more>>

Inline System Prevents Fuel Vent Spills

Boat refueling spills are expensive in every sense, taking a serious toll on both the marine environment and the boat owner's wallet. Even small accidents remain illegal and punishable by stiff fines. Spills can also damage a boat's finish, necessitating costly repairs. The Fuel Spill Guard system from Herrington Marine Technologies offers boaters a safe, permanent solution to fuel vent overflow.more>>

Low-Pitch Props Increase Performance for Heavier Loads

A sluggish boat struggling to get on plane, sucking up fuel, is no one's idea of a great day on the water. Boats with heavier loads can benefit from lower-pitch propellers, which both deliver the extra initial push needed for better hole shot, and improve fuel economy. Whether for a pontoon boat loaded up for entertaining, or a marina pushboat hard at work, Turning Point Propellers offers a wide range of low-pitch props delivering superior performance.more>>

Prospec Offers Selection

Since 1999, Prospec Electronics has carried the affordable multimedia and all-environment Milennia brand. Over the past 14 years, the company has grown this range to include stereos, speakers and accessories so every boater can find a sound system to meet their needs. New from the Milennia brand is the MILRTR2 enclosure. more>>

New Space-Saving Aquatic AV® 3” Speaker

The new 3-inch speaker from marine audio systems manufacturer Aquatic AV® needs just 56mm mounting depth, but will deliver the same crystal-clear sound as a speaker needing much more space on board.more>>

 

 

 
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