It’s a captain’s worst nightmare, falling overboard and watching helplessly as the boat continues under power. Even if you haven’t seen it yourself, we’ve all at least heard stories of boats slowly circling or running dead ahead at high speed, but with no operator at the helm.
Tech improvements in LED lights and batteries open a new era in lighting gear. The new LED bulbs that manufacturers use in these lights run cooler, use less energy and throw light that heightens color better than conventional incandescent bulbs.
Handy devices for fishing and hunting, but they need special attention. Taking your iPhone, Blackberry or any other smartphone out on the boat or into the woods does have its advantages, even when you might be outside of a cellular or Wi-Fi coverage area.
Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, is set to premier three new products at IBEX September 17-19 at booth 2155. Lumitec will also reveal technology updates for some of their most popular lights.
SPOT LLC. recently announced their new SPOT Gen3, the next generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. SPOT Gen3 offers enhanced functionality with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power options including rechargeable and USB direct line power.
Most Florida anglers know the advantages of having a super cooler such as a Yeti, the company who started the craze. As Yeti’s saying goes “Wildly Stronger, Keep Ice Longer,” their new cooler for 2013 is no exception, but serves a little bit differently in terms of function.
The patented Lock ‘N’ Roll® latching system is designed in such a way that, once the latch plates are in place, Lock ‘N’ Roll® will never pop off like ball hitches do.
Navigational lights are essential to safe boating, but they don’t have to distract from the vessel’s appearance. Accon Marine’s stainless steel 205 series Pop-Up Port Lights, 206 Starboard and 207 Side Lights offer sleek style, while helping owners communicate their cruising direction.
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