Si-Tex ES502 $319 • 727/576-5734 • www.si-tex.com Want your chartplotter to think it's a fishfinder? Hook up the ES502 FishFinder Module to Si-Tex's ColorMax 6, ColorMax Wide, or ColorMax 11 and view fish imaging and bottom detail in dual-frequency (50/200kHz) or single-frequency operation on a color display. Maximum depth is rated at 1,200 feet at 200kHz and 4,000 feet at 50kHz. The unit includes a trip log, speed sensor, noise filter, and shallow, deep, fish, and temperature alarms.
Xantrex Battery Monitor $275 • 604/422-8595 • www.xantrex.com This battery monitor provides information about your battery's voltage, current, consumed amp hours, state of charge, time to go, and temperature. It also tells you if the battery is fully charged or needs a recharge. Add the external communications kit ($150), and you can share with your PC the battery information collected with the monitor. Compatible with 12- and 24-volt DC systems, the monitor works with any battery brand.
RIB-Sleeve Prices vary • 239/931-3730 • www.micronplastics.com The RIB-Sleeve converts a soft-bottom inflatable into a more stable RIB. How? Made of a single piece of ¼"-thick polyethylene, the sleeve, which is shaped like a deep-V, covers an inflatable's hull and attaches to the front bow tube and the transom. The RIB-Sleeve weighs about 25 pounds. At press time, the company was accepting orders for RIB-Sleeves for Zodiac inflatables.
Creative TravelSound MP3 $80 • 800/998-1000 • us.creative.com With its built-in 32MB MP3 player, this palm-size portable speaker plays one hour of downloaded music. It also connects to other portable music devices with headphone jacks, comes with a microphone for two hours of voice recording, and has a slot for a SmartMedia card, which expands memory to 160MB. It runs on AAA batteries and has a 20-hour battery life.