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Check out this Raymarine A65 navigation system...plus a marine-ready grill, cool underwater MP3 player, and fantasy-worthy hovercraft!

November 14, 2005

U-Line Echelon $2,499 • 414/354-0300 • www.u-line.com A refrigerator, freezer, and icemaker combo, this under-the-counter, two-drawer design features a stainless-steel interior. The top drawer has adjustable organizers, a bin for wine or two-liter bottles, and a temperature control. The bottom drawer houses a freezer and icemaker, which makes up to six pounds of ice per day. The unit measures 2’101?8″-by-1’1115?16″-by-1’97?16″ and comes with a stainless-steel, black, or custom overlay panel.

Raymarine A65 $1,399 • 800/539-5539 • www.raymarine.com This chartplotter/fishfinder navigation system features a high-resolution (640-by-480 pixels), sunlight-viewable 6.5″ display; 12-channel WAAS/GPS receiver; and DSM25 digital sounder. The chartplotter stores up to 1,000 waypoints and 50 routes and uses Navionics Gold Charts. The fishfinder boasts dual-frequency (50/200kHz) performance and automatically adjusts more than 220 sonar parameters per second, offering clear, precise targeting and clutter elimination.

U-Pod $50 • 631/965-1282 • www.upodstand.com Use this stand to secure your outdrive for storage or maintenance. It’s made of weather- and UV-resistant plastic, weighs less than five pounds, and measures 1’3″-by-1’2″-by-10″. Its six pieces snap together, so no screws are needed.

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Bluewater Baby Yacht Tender $5,995 • 850/835-8499 • www.bluewaterbaby.com Reach speeds up to 26 mph (with a 15-hp outboard) in this trihull, fiberglass, 11′ boat tender. The self-bailing molded deck features a walkaround center console. Its beam measures 5’3″, and it weighs about 380 pounds. It can hold up to four people, or 768 pounds.

Magma Marine Kettle 2 $190 • 800/866-2462 • www.magmaproducts.com An updated version of Magma’s Marine model, this 15″ grill features a new front-mounted igniter, burner, and heat distribution system that reduces flare-ups. It boasts a double-lined inner safety shell that keeps the outside of the grill cool to the touch, a corrosion-resistant stainless-steel exterior, and a stainless-steel Stay Cool handle. The hinged lid is balanced so it won’t slam shut as the boat rolls. It uses standard disposable one-pound propane cylinders. ** **

SwiMP3 $250 • 888/333-4647 • www.finisinc.com You want to listen to your favorite music while waterskiing or swimming. But how? Goggles are attached to the SwiMP3 player, which uses bone-conduction technology to transmit sound through the inner ear, making the system safe for use in the water. The MP3 player holds approximately 30 songs, or four hours of music. The player comes with a pair of goggles, earplugs, carrying case, and USB cable.

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Vetus-Rexroth Engine Controls From $1,491 • 410/712-0740 • www.vetus.com Vetus claims that its electronic controls offer better performance than mechanical controls and are easier to install because there are no push-pull cables. These waterproof controls can be placed in a fully exposed area. Choose a single-engine application with a single throttle and gearshift handle or a configuration for two engines that incorporates the throttle and gearshift into twin levers.

ABI Track Lighting Fixtures from $25 • 800/422-1301 • www.abimarine.com Easy-to-mount track lighting features 12-volt light fixtures in a variety of styles and colors. The gooseneck, cone, or cylinder designs focus light where it’s needed and come in chrome, gold, black/chrome, gold/chrome, Titan Tuff, and white finishes. The tracks are available in black and white and in lengths of 2′ and 3′. The twist-and-pull design allows for easy placement of fixtures along the track.

SunUV $70 • 763/784-4995 • www.apaoptics.com Enter your skin type and the SPF of your sunscreen and this personal UV monitor will estimate how long you can stay in the sun before getting scorched. It sounds a warning when it’s time to get out of those blistering rays and also measures the UV index. It’s available as a wristwatch or in three clip-on styles and is water resistant to almost 100′.

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Prop-Aid From $35 • 281/974-8460 • www.hankparkerspropaid.com Spin a prop and can’t get back to port? The Prop-Aid fits over the end of an exposed driveshaft and into the through-hub exhaust ports of the prop, which lets it drive the outer prop assembly. It’s for temporary use in emergency situations, as it allows for low-speed operation. It fits most outboard and inboard/outboard motors and comes in three- and four-bladed models.

Dive-N-Dog Folding Stair $349 • 239/821-2362 • www.divendog.com Both boater and dog friendly, this swim platform features a 2’5″-by-1’3″ platform that extends underwater at the bottom of the stairs and includes 1¼”-wide steps. Made of marine-grade stainless-steel construction, the platform can support 250 pounds with a solid backing plate mount. To retrieve it, just pull a handle to bring the stairs out of the water. Folded up, it stows in a 1’6″-by-1’4″ space.

Hov Pod From $17,000 • www.hovpod.com A three-person hovercraft, the Hov Pod glides over grass, sand, mud, ice, and packed snow. Use it for fun or as a boat tender-drive it from your boat to the beach without getting wet. It reaches 40 mph using a Microlight Hirth 50-hp two-stroke engine. It’s been tested to take up to 550 pounds on water or 1,100 pounds on land.

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