Sensa-Tank Monitors $200 • 847/718-8082 • www.sensatank.com
Would you want to touch the gray-and-black sludge in your holding tanks? Neither do your sensors, which is why Sensa-Tank monitors fresh, gray, and black tank levels from outside the tanks' walls. With no moving parts or contact with liquid, the sensors resist corrosion better than sensor switches stowed inside the tanks. The monitor's bright-yellow LED lights indicate whether a tank is empty or full, with one-quarter increments for levels in between.
Load Rite's Step Hull Trailer $3,500, 23' trailer • 215/949-0500 • www.loadrite.com
Finally, a trailer that's suitable for your stepped-hull boat-Load Rite's Step Hull Trailer. Its keel rollers pull the boat onto the trailer, and front bunks provide solid support for your stepped hull. There are 14 models available, ranging from an 18' trailer with a 2,800-pound carrying capacity to a 28' trailer with a 9,700-pound carrying capacity.
Garelick Gull Wing Boarding Ladder $347 or $389 • 651/459-9795 • www.garelick.com
Thanks to bendable parts, this boarding ladder, recently given a NMMA innovation award, stows in a compact space. Fold the steps vertically, and the ladder closes almost flat. Stainless-steel rails support the reinforced-nylon steps, which support 400 pounds. The quick-releasing, breakaway mounting bracket's built-in hinge angles out the ladder 15 or 30 degrees. Choose either a three- or four-step configuration.
ComNav Marine TS-202 $595 • 604/207-1600 • www.comnav.com
This fixed-mount, lever-controlled remote, which operates ComNav's 1001, 1101, 1201, 2001, and 5001 autopilot systems, lets you control autopilot and navigational settings and deactivate the autopilot. Use the lever to change course, and no follow-up correction is needed to maintain your heading. A light indicates when the remote is in control.