Leisure Boating looks at a few innovative marine products from around the world designed to ease and improve your overall boating experience.
100 Amp Ship-to-Shore Fittings withstand Nature’s Worst
Rugged construction is a must for reliable ship-to-shore power devices constantly exposed to the elements. Hubbell Marine’s high quality line of 100 amp pin and sleeve plugs, connector bodies, inlets and components stand up to even the toughest marine conditions for safe, dependable power.
Used by quality-minded boatbuilders worldwide, Hubbell’s tough nylonhoused shore power inlet has a spring-loaded, gasketed cover that closes automatically when not in use. Rotating the cover makes the inlet completely watertight. Durable nickelplated solid brass pins resist corrosion and ensure reliable electrical contact, and a high impact thermoset contact carrier provides resistance to heat and arcing. Clearly marked terminals ease installation, while special keying simplifies proper alignment of mating devices.
Composed of Zylon, an extra tough nylon, the connector bodies ensure watertight connections for cords from 2.5 cm to 5 cm. Devices for connecting to shore power inlets, extension cords and adaptors all feature a gasketed locking ring for an IP67-rated, watertight interface. Extra large external cable grips help prevent strain on the terminals from conductor movement. Neoprene glands in graduated sizes facilitate use with varying cable sizes. Available in 125/250, 120/208 and 277/480 volt versions, Hubbell Marine’s UL listed 100 amp devices have ABYC approval and meet USCG requirements. The company also offers factory-assembled cable sets, inlet and receptacle boxes, closure caps and replacement parts.
Simple Accessory Promotes Air Circulation under Shrink Wrap
Air circulation is extremely important on painted surfaces where shrink wrap touching paint can cause blistering. Dr. Shrink’s new DS-LIFTOFF easily separates shrink wrap from the product it’s covering. Using strapping, buckles and a tensioning tool the Liftoff offers simple protection.
This convenient installation accessory helps promote air circulation and surface protection on painted boat hulls, machinery, RVs and other equipment. On RVs and machinery it is possible to have surface damage from shrink wrap moving against the product during storage and transportation, but the Liftoff prevents chafing. Easily installed and inexpensive, Dr. Shrink’s Liftoff is a durable accessory that’s also re-usable. The use of this product limits warranty and potential product damage for professional installers and ‘do-it-yourselfers’…