Category: Cabin & deck gear

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Cruisair AC unit extraction, quality Wera tools helped

How different are boats, boaters, how we boat, and where we boat? On the very day that Ben Stein despaired about Have Another Day’s South Florida air conditioning addiction, I proudly humped this old Cruisair AC unit off Gizmo with no replacement plans. The sense of accomplishment actually came from a challenging extraction process, and that may have been much harder without some particular hand tools…

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Fusion Apollo and Signature Series, a boatload of audio goodness

A day on the water is better with good tunes, and the rise of streaming has changed how we get music on board a lot.  For the last decade, Fusion has lead the way with stereos that use the latest technology to deliver audio on boats.  I’ve just finished a complete install of the company’s current gear aboard Have Another Day and as you will read, Fusion continues to leverage the latest tech and deliver great sound.

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Weems & Plath Signs Exclusive Manufacturing & Distribution Agreement With Orca Green Marine

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928, today announced it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with RevesOcean Network, LLC, owner of the Orca Green Marine (OGM) brand of LED Navigation Lights to manufacture and distribute the OGM Series of LED navigation lights…

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Dockmate wireless docking remote, life is easier with a remote control

Many times I’ve wished I could step away from Have Another Day’s helm but still control the engines from a better vantage point, or from where I want to handle a line. So it was great when Dockmate U.S. representatives came to Gulfport, FL to install their wireless remote system for me to review. In this entry, I’ll describe the system and my experiences with using it so far, which have been positive.

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Lumishore Launches Innovative Glass Bridge Touchscreen and Rotary Dial Display

Lumishore, manufacturer of high-performance LED lighting systems, announced today the release of an intuitive, dedicated glass bridge touchscreen and rotary dial display – the EOS STV 2204-i. The intuitive EOS STV 2204-i is a dedicated glass bridge touchscreen and rotary dial display, which allows the vessel owner to achieve unrivaled levels of color options and lighting modes over the full color spectrum…

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Scanstrut Announces New Waterproof Wireless Phone Mounting Technology

Outdoor technologies leader, Scanstrut announces a new addition to their groundbreaking waterproof ROKK wireless range, ROKK Wireless – Active, the world’s first 12/24V waterproof wireless charging phone mount. ROKK Wireless – Active securely holds and wirelessly charges your phone even in the toughest conditions…

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Lunasea Introduces New Ultra-Thin, Fully Sealed 12-Watt and 35-Watt IP65 High Output Flood Lights

Lunasea Lighting has introduced new stylish, rugged and ultra-thin, completely sealed 12-watt and 35-watt flood lights uniquely designed to optimize area lighting, take up less space, and stand up to the harsh marine environment.  These new lights replace the company’s popular LLB-335 (10 watt) and LLB-35 (50 watt) floods…

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Full duplex wireless headsets, truly marriage savers

I’ve often heard wireless headsets referred to as marriage savers but before cruising full time I didn’t realize the accuracy of the nickname.  Now after several years of regular use, I wouldn’t want to cruise without them.  But there are multiple brands and types of headsets, and two we’ve used extensively each has its own strengths and weaknesses.

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Weego Crankenstein, serious jumpstart pack with 24v capabilities

Weego’s Crankenstein is the first lithium chemistry jumpstarter under $1,000 that can start large 24v diesel engines, and its intuitive display with multiple powering options are noteworthy features that will hopefully come to more modestly priced designs.  My testing started in an unusual way and while my first test turned out not to be a big diesel it did offer a nice glimpse of the 9-pound, 12x6x8 inch Crankenstein’s always ready design.