Speedheater $465 • 585/924-8070 • www.silentpaintremover.com Using infrared heat, the Speedheater (pictured) softens paint and varnish, which can then be easily removed with a pull scraper, no shaving or sanding needed. It heats in 20 to 60 seconds and doesn't use chemicals, vibrate, or make noise. Weighing about 4 pounds and measuring 1' 2 1/2" -by- 7 1/8" -by- 6 1/4", it draws 15 amps, has automatic overheat shut off, and boasts 15 percent more infrared penetration power than previous models.
Thuraya Maritime Communications $2,080 and $2,020 • 610/287-5951 • www.satcomdistribution.com A complement to the company's satellite phone, Thuraya's two marine units provide new ways to communicate onboard. The Docking Marine Unit includes a handheld terminal and a dedicated docking station, allowing Thuraya subscribers to use its services when not onboard. The Fixed Marine Unit, places a black box belowdecks and a handset at the console. Both units feature high-gain antennas. Voice calls start at $.75/minute.
Mantis Cover $150 tp $240 • 404/929-9980 • www.pro-techt.com A portable protective cover, the wind-resistant Mantis (pictured) mounts to rails, rodholders, seats, and decks. Made with powder-coated aluminum spines and UV-, mildew-, and rot-resistant removable fabric, it's lightweight at about six pounds and, when closed, measures just 3' 3" -by- 6" -by- 5". Choose from various sizes, colors, and fabrics, including Sunbrella.
Stream Jockey Plug + Play Receiver $140 • 866/466-9228 • www.xactcommunication.com Take satellite radio from your car to your boat with this plug-and-play receiver. It provides 120 channels, including 65 commercial-free music channels, and has presets for up to 18 channels. The unit features a backlit display, an illuminated keypad and buttons, a built-in wire FM transmitter, and a wireless remote control. Use it in a dry place, as it's not waterproof.
Storm Case $24 to $256, w/o foam; $27 to $287, w/foam • 413/665-2163 • www.hardigg.com Made of hard resin, these cases are water-resistant, dent-resistant, and virtually unbreakable with interior foam that can be crafted to meet different needs. Each has an air pressure valve and a soft-grip handle; the iM3200 has wheels. Choose from three new models: the 11.8" -by- 9.8" -by- 4.7" iM2050 weighs 2.7 pounds; the 3'11" -by- 1'5" -by- 6.7" iM3200 weighs 17.7 pounds; and the 11.8" -by- 9.8" -by- 7.7" iM2075 weighs 3.3 pounds.
Flat Fenders $30 to $115 • 518/773-9400 • www.taylormadeproducts.com Tired of readjusting fenders as they shift in place at the dock? Then check out the flat fender, said to stay in place regardless of a boat's rockin' and rollin'. It's made of closed-cell EVA that shouldn't puncture or absorb water and doubles as a kneepad or cushion. Choose from various sizes and color combinations.