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Thursday, July 12, 2018

The year was 1859, Oregon was becoming the 33rd state in the US, and James Buchanan was President. In Boston, Jacob Edson was hard at work, developing a solution for the coastal and offshore Gloucester schooner fishing fleet – a solution known today as the diaphragm pump! This invention proved to be a huge success for the

tags: Accessories, Decorative

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Waterfront or poolside, dock boxes make convenient places to sit, but few are designed to withstand the weight of even a child without causing stress cracks. Better Way Products' premium 500ST and 600ST Seat Top models are engineered for that very purpose. They have a reinforced, self-draining lid with a comfortable molded-in backrest

tags: Accessories

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Weems & Plath is pleased to announce that the award winning CrewWatcher MOB alarm is now available in-stores and online. This man overboard alarm system, demonstrated at the Annapolis Fall Boat Shows and Progressive Miami International Boat Show, can now be found for purchase at both your favorite marine store and online at

tags: Accessories, Safety

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The “Freezer Cop” is a small device that instantly tells you if your freezer has thawed (and refrozen) during your absence. The concept is simple, with the device set up in your freezer, the ice inside will keep the ball suspended on top of the ice. If a failure happens, the ice will begin to thaw (along with the food).

tags: Accessories

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Nauticus, Inc. announces EZ BOARD, a boarding handle designed to make boat boarding effortless. EZ BOARD attaches easily to any boat and can be readily removed and stowed away. The handle fits securely into most flush-mounted fishing rod holders to provide stability when boarding. EZ BOARD’s unique design enables boarding from

tags: Accessories

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

When trying to explain to people why the acrylic windows and hatches on their boat do not appear to keep the integrity it once had, I say: “It’s all in the care.” Allow me to explain. With over 30 years in experience with customized marine made parts, I often have clients come to me asking for advice on how to care

by: Jeff Hood, Owner of Allied Plastics

tags: Accessories, Boating 101

Friday, May 4, 2018

NavPod, the leading manufacturer of waterproof housings for marine electronics, announced today there is a NavPod for every chartplotter and fishfinder available in the industry. The company now offers over 1000 precuts to fit multifunction displays from all major marine electronic manufacturers. The complete product line includes the

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sea Hawk, the world's leading premium nautical coating brand, announced the release of Baitfish Stencils used for painting baitfish patterns, with Sea Hawk Smart Solution or Mission Bay CSF antifouling paint, onto the hulls of fishing boats. Baitfish designs are applied by professional and sport fishermen to mimic schools of bait and

tags: Accessories, Fishing, Paint

Monday, March 19, 2018

Preventing boat theft is a no-brainer. But, have you taken the precautionary measures to deter thieves targeting parts of your boat that come with a high price tag? Something that is often desired, and is an easy target, is your outboard motor. By taking a few precautionary steps, you can greatly decrease the chance that someone will

tags: Accessories, Engines

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Chafe-Pro Fender Hooks are one of the easiest solutions for attaching your fenders to your hand rails. Lightweight and flexible, this new patented design will revolutionize the fender hook market! Handmade with black or brown leather and other high quality materials, these fender hooks will also complement your vessel’s

tags: Accessories, Decorative