The Shield: The Armor 2600 is like a life jacket for your PDA. This pocket-size protective case for processors resists water, floats, and is crushproof should your hefty fishing buddy forget to look before he sits. It's made of black, yellow, green, or blue fiberglass-injected ABS. Its clear plastic screen and polycarbonate backing plate allow the PDA to respond to a normal stylus touch or infrared beam. The case should fit most PDAs, but remember the adage: Measure twice, cut once. Price: $49.
Contact Armor at 888/695-8820, www.armorbyotter.com.
Deckhand: Forget pricey scuba gear and boatlifts. The DeckSnorkel takes the hassle out of underwater boat maintenance. All the equipment for this 20-pound diving system stays ondeck, letting you respond quickly to below-the-waterline dilemmas. Powered by your boat's battery, the DeckSnorkel supports one diver to depths of 23 feet. Its 12-volt air compressor draws fresh air from the surface and pumps it through an attached hose to a reservoir that compresses the air. From the reservoir, the air is sent through a hose to the diver. Price: $969.
Contact Surface Dive at 800/513-3950, www.surfacedive.com.
Switch Hitter: More than one windshield wiper often leads to more than one switch. Which one do you hit when you're getting attacked by spray? Replace those switches with Imtra's IMW electronic wiper control. The panel operates up to four wiper motors. With its compact 3"-by-3" design, the panel can be retrofitted or newly installed and operates small-boat wipers from Roca, AFI, Speich, AM Equipment, Vetus, and more. The unit also features a wash function that sends a spray of cleaning fluid to the windshield, then times the wipers to swab away grime. Price: $325.
Contact Imtra at 508/995-7000, www.imtra.com.