August 19th, 2013
Safety demands that boaters be able to hear VHF transmissions, onboard communications, and vessel-to-vessel messages clearly, especially during weather threats or emergencies. The 8-ohm Shakespeare® HS-40 PA/Hailer Horn Speaker rises to the challenge. This multifunction device amplifies sound with up to 40 watts of power handling capacity.
More than just a powerful speaker, the HS-40 also fully supports a true loudhailer’s hail, fog horn or listen-back functions. For marine VHF radios, it provides extra volume for noisy environments, or can pull double-duty for VHF units that have a built-in PA or loudhailer function.
The HS-40 is constructed of high-impact white plastic and comes with a tilt mount bracket to accommodate deck or bulkhead mounting. It can also be flush mounted. Compact for its capacity, the speaker measures 7″ W x 13″ D, has a frequency response of 250 Hz to 8 KHz, and can operate in temperatures ranging from -40º to 176º F.
Shakespeare® offers an array of external speakers to suit various applications. The HS-5 is a 4 ohm, 5″ horn speaker with an input capacity of 15 watts. At 2-1/4″, the basic ES-2 is a 4-ohm external speaker, for input power up to 5 watts. The deluxe 4″, 4-ohm external speaker model ES-4 offers 8 watts input power handling and comes with a swivel mounting bracket.
All Shakespeare® accessory speaker products are color- and performance-matched to ensure good looks and simple installation. The HS-40 PA/Hailer Horn Speaker offers excellent value with a suggested retail price of $109.95. For more information, visit www.shakespeare-marine.com
August 19th, 2013
Shore power connections are best when they’re safe and convenient. Conntek’s 30A/125V Extension Cord helps boaters meet both of these needs. This bright orange, easy-to-use cord is designed for marine use.
Conntek’s Shore Power Extension Cord features a locking plug and connector with LED power indicators that signal when electricity is flowing through the ends.
This orange, PVC-wrapped and braided cable also has a threaded ring and provides a common NEMA L5-30P to NEMA L5-30R marine configuration. The connector also comes with a threaded collar to help keep out moisture when attaching multiple extension cords.
These cords come with STOW jacketing, are UL and C-UL approved, and come with a limited, five-year warranty. Available in lengths of 25′ and 50′, this 30A Extension Cord from Conntek has a starting price of $69.95.
Every cord is individually tested. Other Conntek shore power products include Y-cables, adapters, cordsets, as well as inlets and outlets. For more information, visit www.conntek.com.
August 19th, 2013
Variable speed electronic water system pumps help provide boaters all the comforts of home. MARCO electric sensor pumps from Mate USA meet fresh water pressure system pump needs on a variety of boats, including sailing boats and rubber dinghies. The range also comes in kits for deck shower and wash down applications.
Available in four models, MARCO self-priming fresh water pumps make fresh water readily available, with no accumulator tank necessary. The compact units fit easily into small spaces, leaving room for other devices. The pump motor’s variable speed is proportional to the water demand, allowing for constant control of pressure, current and voltage. The pump quickly reaches the desired flow rate, but in a progressive manner to avoid hydraulic shock.
LED-monitored, the pump remains protected against short circuits and overloads, with no need for a fuse. A blue LED light indicates when the tank is empty. After 90 seconds, the electronic system automatically attempts a series of pump restarts, protecting the motor by stopping should a problem persist. Features such as helical PTFE gears, an integrated check valve, nickel-plated brass body and stainless steel shaft ensure the pump’s dependable operation and long life.
MARCO pumps come in a variety of sizes for various pumping requirements and run on either 12-volt or 24-volt electrical systems.
Retail prices for the fresh water pumps begin at $214. For more information, visit www.mate-usa.com