SkyMate 100 Series Starts at $929 • 866/759-6283 • www.skymatewireless.com The SkyMate 100 satellite communication system sends e-mail, fax, and voice messages, receives NOAA weather updates, and when connected to your GPS, produces transmittable position reports. Add a sensor kit that monitors bilge water level, battery voltage, and shorepower, and you've upgraded to the 100 SentryMate ($1,229). The 100 Tracker ($1,369), which has the communication capabilities of the 100, features an internal GPS for monitoring your boat from shore. Service plans sold separately.
Westerbeke Safe-CO Price not set at press time • 508/823-7677 • www.westerbeke.com Westerbeke claims that its new electronically fuel-injected, gasoline generators reduce carbon monoxide emissions by more than 99 percent when compared with the emissions of conventional generators. The company offers nine models in two-, three-, or four-cylinder configurations. Power ranges from 3kW for small boats with few appliances to 25kW for powering multiple units and electronic devices on large boats.
Lowrance iFinder H2O $259 • 800/324-1356 • www.lowrance.com Lowrance's GPS/WAAS-enabled, waterproof handheld features built-in background maps for the United States and Hawaii that include navaids, wrecks, and obstructions. It stores 1,000 waypoints, 1,000 event markers, 100 routes, and 100 plot trails with 10,000 points per trail. It accepts Navionics Classic, Gold, and HotMaps electronic charts. Its 3" diagonal LCD features a 240-by-180-pixel, backlit screen.
BoatMates Pedestal Cooler $40 • 440/617-9072 • www.boatmates.com Thanks to a heat-sealed, PVC-insulated liner, this portable cooler chills cans (up to 24) for nearly eight hours. Its hook-and-loop fastening straps attach to the pedestal of a helm chair, and quick-release snaps attach two coolers back to back. A mesh pocket on the outside holds sundries, and the nonslip bottom keeps it in place.