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April 20, 2004

Ernst Benz Chronojewel Series $2,195 to $10,995 • 800/709-5005 • www.ernstbenz.com Two styles in this series of chronograph watches feature diamonds. The first has a row of 48 full-cut diamonds; the second has two rows of 128 full-cut stones. The watches are waterproof to 165 feet and feature antiglare protection and a stainless-steel case. The strap comes in leather, crocodile, or stainless steel. If diamonds aren’t your best friend, opt for the all-stainless-steel style.

Bunkaps $70 and $80 • 812/476-9440 • www.bunkaps.com Made of nonmarking, flexible vinyl, Bunkaps cap trailer bunks, eliminating the need for carpet or rollers. Mounting screws are placed on the sides so they won’t damage the boat’s hull. Bunkaps resist saltwater and mildew damage and are available in either a dual-bulb channel (3 1/2″ wide for standard 2″-by-4″ wooden bunks) or a triple-bulb channel (5 1/2″ wide for standard 4″-by-6″ wooden bunks).

Bottom Line Tournament 320 MAX $150 • 208/887-1000 • www.bottomlinefishfinders.com This fishfinder digitally displays water temperature and depth, boat speed (optional), and the depth of the fish that’s displayed on the 5.8″-diagonal screen. These images shown on the screen, which has 16 levels of grayscale, are said to update immediately without the usual waiting period. The unit also features audible alarms for fish detection and an adjustable night light.

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Simrad 34 Series $2,895 to $5,195 • 425/778-8821 • www.simrad.com Simrad’s 34 Series consists of the CP34, a GPS-enabled ChartPlotter, and three GPS-enabled combination units, the CE34 (chartplotter/fish-finder), CR34 (chartplotter/radar), and the CA44 (chartplotter/fishfinder/radar) shown here. Each has a 7″ sunlight-viewable color display, 14-channel WAAS receiver, dual display modes, and stores 35,000 waypoints and 50,000 trackpoints. The radar units feature dual-radar presentation and radar overlay on charts.

Roca Speed Rail $125 to $195 • 727/391-3848 • www.thunderoffshore.com/roca Want better performance for your go-fast? Thunder Performance says it has a solution with Roca Speed Rail. Fitted to existing spray rails, these aluminum rails deflect water flow downward. The company says the add-ons give your boat increased stability and lift and help it corner more smoothly. The rails come in two sizes to accommodate boats up to 29′ and beyond.

Coleman Hot Water on Demand $180 • 800/835-3278 • www.coleman.com Need hot water in seconds? This portable water heater delivers it in five. Just attach the hose to the included five-gallon water container and adjust the temperature. The water is heated by propane, but the tank isn’t included. The heater can warm 40 gallons of water with one Coleman 16.4-ounce propane tank and a battery charge.

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