Toma Awning & Windshield System $6,500 • 570/643-7752 • www.toma-awning.com
Installed on a flying bridge or open helm, this windshield/awning protects boaters against sun and spray. The single-pane windshield, which blocks 99 percent of UV rays, slides seamlessly under the awning, which is made of fabric that won't discolor or shrink. The curved top provides better sun protection than a flat top and eliminates puddles. The Retrofit Windshield ($2,500) can be fitted underneath a preexisting hardtop.
Shockles $49 to $55 • 888/557-6464 • www.shockles.com
Stressed out? So are your cleats. Give them relief with Shockles. This cord absorbs the shock from the snapping and jarring of docklines, anchor chains, and towlines. The cord's cover, made of nylon webbing, resists abuse from abrasive surfaces and water. It comes in three sizes-12", 18", and 24"-and a variety of colors.
JBL's MR-25 MP3/AM/FM/CD Receiver $350 • 800/394-1914 • www.prospecelectronics.com
Are you a tech-obsessed, music-addicted boating enthusiast? If that's an aye, aye, captain, check out JBL's 180-watt MR-25 MP3-compatible AM/FM/CD receiver. It has an auxiliary input for satellite radio, a DVD player, or VHF radio as well as controls for a preamp fader and volume, outlets for two preamps, and a detachable control panel with carrying case.
EZT T-top Covers $525 to $1,375 • 502/969-1119 • www.coversinc.net
Doh! You just put on your boat's cover and realized you left your wallet onboard. Thanks to a dockside door sewn into the cover, the EZT T-top from Covers Inc. spares you the Homer Simpson moment. Double stitched to prevent leaking and reinforced with heavy vinyl in areas that frequently rub against abrasive surfaces, the covers come in Aqualon, Sunbrella, or Odyssey fabrics, which all adequately resist water, mildew, and abrasion, and a variety of colors.