Smart PlugDuring the heat of summer, many boat owners turn on their air conditioning units. Whether portable or installed, they have serious power requirements that can strain and overload outdated, twist-type shore power systems.

Powersmart Cordsets50 amp cordsets from marine electrical products manufacturer Furrion feature Powersmart™ blue LEDs to indicate when power is present. A new 125-volt cordset also features a reverse polarity and neutral loss indicator to alert you of a potential problem with the power supply.

 

 

Perko PolesMost plug-in pole lights are constructed of thin-walled aluminum tubing, held in place with a plastic base. Such poles, particularly in the longer lengths, are susceptible to bending and breaking in rough water applications. Perko offers an alternative with its new heavy-duty Marinium pole light series. Tough and good-looking, this lighting offers made-in-America quality 

Webasto Water HeaterDave Lurbs, Advertising and Marketing manager at Indel Webasto showed us the new Spa II water heater.  This water heater would be a great match to the Aqua King II Shurflo water pump for greatly enhanced comfort onboard.  The Spa II is actually a lower-cost water heater than Webasto’s famous Isotemp stainless steel heater but it still has a 316 grade stainless steel interior, a nickel-coated copper heating element and overall higher quality than aluminum water heaters. This tank is designed to last up to 20 years in the marine environment. It can also accept cooling

Genset M1306Northern Lights will feature its latest innovation in clean, efficient marine power generation – the M1306A32 - at the 2013 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, October 31-November 4 at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center (Engine Tent booth 1228 and Yachting Tent booth 621). The M1306A32 is one of a new series generator set configurations, boasting kilowatt ratings from 355 to 400 at 60 Hz and 300 to 400 at 50 Hz, greatly expanding the Northern Lights marine generator product range.

Webasto Blue CoolEfficient, quiet and extremely compact, the BlueCool C-Series Chilled Water Air Conditioners from Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America have always provided a cool onboard environment. Now the new generation of  BlueCool marine air conditioning systems for motorboats and yachts has arrived. The systems are feature rich and affordable, certain to be a welcome addition to Webasto's popular marine air  conditioning line. Keeping the air cool on board with increased efficiency and reduced size, the C-Series packs a

LED LightsThe evolution of LED technology has expanded its applications to ever smaller devices, even marine switches. Bumping up the cool factor while enhancing visibility and ease of use, Hella Marine's attractive new stainless steel LED switches are built to last. A bright red or blue LED ring surrounds each Hella marine push button switch, which measures approximately 1" across. Made from 304 stainless steel, the panel switches serve a variety of interior and exterior applications, such

Power Adapter Selector AppNeed to Find The Correct Power Adapter? Furrion® has launched a unique online application that quickly identifies the correct Furrion adapter for any cordset, from any manufacturer. Just select the desired male and female pair and the application quickly specifies the correct adapter, which can be purchased online or from any Furrion dealer.

Spot GEN3SPOT adds customized tracking and enhanced power options to award-winning product line SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc. and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has announced 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.

100 Amp Power DeviceShip-to-shore power devices are always stuck out in the elements, subjected to heat, cold, rain, snow or corrosive salt spray. Hubbel l Marine offers a high-quality line of 100 amp pin and sleeve plugs, connector bodies and components designed to withstand damaging marine conditions. Hubbel l Marine's shore power inlets use a spring-loaded, gasketed cover that automatically closes when not in use, creating a weatherproof seal. Locking the cover makes it watertight. Inside, nickel-plated, solid brass pins ensure a reliable electrical contact . A high-impact thermoset contact carrier is resistant to arcing and overheating to enhance safety. Terminals are clearly marked for simple installation.

Destinations

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Vancouver-based Big Blue Yacht Charters Worldwide owner Emma Murdoch explains that luxury crewed ...
In the 1920s, a small cove in Canoe Bay was used as a shipping point and safe-haven for rum runners ...
Here’s an update from Caroline Swann with some news for the adventurous types who may be heading to ...
The New Glasgow marina is located about six miles up the East River of Pictou in the heart of the ...
The British Virgins took a huge hit last fall from Irma. Boats were stranded on the shore by the ...
Located about half way between Shediac and the Miramichi on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast, the town ...
Suddenly the once forsaken city of Hamilton, Ontario is booming for at least two good reasons.
The Salty Dawg Sailing Association (SDSA) invites all sailors to join a cruising rally from the ...
Long popular with New England and St. John area boaters, Passamaquoddy Bay is too often overlooked ...
We did breakfast yesterday in the Greek port of Piraeus, just outside Athens:strong coffee, crisp ...

Where do you find the best Ice Cream?

Cowichan BayBy Catherine Dook

Where do you find the best ice cream?

We had sailed around the Gulf Islands for a couple of weeks, dropping the hook wherever we wanted, and then lying there for days so relaxed as to be in an altered state of consciousness. John called it euphoria, but I called it a ‘coma.’ Whichever it was, we had a wonderful time.

Our two solar panels, shiny with the brilliant sunshine of July, kept our refrigerator running so well (at least during the day) that I was able to keep artisan bread dough chilled, half-a-dozen Mars Bars...

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Lifestyle

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The Olympic Qualification Regatta is now being held in Aarhus Denmark with unlimited entries. That ...
The demographics of sailing are changing, and more women are getting involved and are often rooted ...
Whether he’s sailing celebrities around the BVI’s or sailing an Etchell back home at his native ...
POTW input is irresistible, so this time you get a couple. And don’t forget to send your own Photo ...
After a good night’s sleep, it was a lot easier to work my way through checking into the US. I ...
This photo from a CPS member shows how talented boaters are. Brenda Cochrane from Kelowna BC, a ...
The first part of this blog will show that not every day is blue sky and sunshine in the Bahamas!
This beauty came our way from Reel Deal Yachts in Bahia Mar, Florida. Why not charter for the ...
This new legislation from Washington State Department of Fisheries applies to boats launched in ...
Don’t miss this brilliant photo double header

Boat Reviews

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At the boat shows, the Ranger Tugs’ classic tugboat lines always grab the crowds, with the wives ...
Sometimes a great idea requires an encore, and French yacht builder Jeanneau got that with the ...
Tactical Custom Boats announces the sale to a North American client of a custom Tactical 77’ – Fast ...
Bruce Elliott is an inventor. And when he sold the technology he developed to build utility poles ...
One often asks of a winning achievement or a fabulous design, could it have possibly been done ...
The latest new model from Cruisers Yachts is the Cantius 42 and this yacht made its debut in the ...
The Sabre 45 Salon Express is new for 2017, making its debut at the Fort Lauderdale International ...
Jeanneau’s newest NC model is the NC 33, and it’s an exciting and innovative inboard cruiser ...
The Four Winns H290OB combines two of the most popular new big boat trends to come up with a great ...
Commodore’s Boats is a full service shipyard with over 50 years of generational history and ...

 

Scarab 255 Open

Scarab 255 OpenBy Andy Adams and John Armstrong

You can imagine,at the GroupeBeneteau dealer meeting in Michigan last fall where all the Four Winns, Scarab, Wellcraft, and Glastrondealers had come to see the latest new models, the docks were lined up with gleaming brand-new boats to show the dealers and media – and they certainly put on a show! But for me, the Scarab 255 Open was an immediate stand out. This is a boat that breaks new ground and brings fresh thinking and interpretation of the boating experience to a wide range of buyers.

We had a quick look around but the test drives would have to wait until the next day.

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DIY & How to

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CYOB readers often ask questions about their boats and system. For this issue, I’ve answered a ...
Modern marine engines run at very high temperatures and rely on a few methods to keep their ...
Pyrotechnic distress flares have been around for decades, while electronic strobe distress flares ...
In the early spring, just after launch, with the hustle and bustle of engine checks, antifouling, ...
All engines, including marine engines (inboards, outboards and stern drives) have many moving parts ...
Most of us don’t give a second thought to our sacrificial anodes – those curious knobs of raw metal ...
I once heard an argument at a yacht club. Two old salts, patiently itching to let go lines and ...
In this time of boat show afterglow, many boaters are counting the days until launch. 
This one-day course consists of both theory and practical demonstration sessions, is designed to ...
Water has a funny way of making its way into a boat: through through-hulls, stuffing boxes, leaks, ...