Old boat, new life! Here are 10 must-have accessories to upgrade it

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From today you can find the Powerboats and Sail Newspaper Accessories Yearbook in digital version for €3.99(HERE): the new 2019 Accessories Special is dedicated to you who want to upgrade or modernize your boat with! Here, in ten accessories, we give you a small taste of them.

EBERSPÄCHER / AIRTRONIC
Eberspächer’s Airtronic range consists of five models with different power levels: the system draws in fresh air from the same room or from outside and heats it by sending it through a piping circuit to the different cabins. Used in ventilation mode, it also allows rooms to be cooled during the summer season. The heater is connected to the on-board batteries and tank, and is characterized by its absolute quietness and extremely low electrical and fuel consumption, thanks to a very low minimum power stage that allows constant operation. FIND IT HERE.

HARKEN / CLR
Harken’s CLR mooring winch weighs little and, most importantly, is retractable. An interestinge solution with a view to weight savings and, above all, for those who want the “cleanest” blanket possible. It occupies 40 percent less horizontal space and 50 percent less vertical space than conventional mooring winches. The winch is equipped with LEDs at the base that light up when the bell is raised. The more compact version is good for boats 13 meters and up, and is available with 12- or 24-volt electric motors (or a hydraulic version). FIND IT HERE.

UNION BATTERY SERVICE / ZENITH BATTERIES
A complete range where the Zenith Power Crankgin (AGM) with high starting cue and particularly robust, durable and maintenance-free stand out. The 12Volt Range is from 13Ah to 140Ah. The other line is Deep Cycle, again AGM-based and ideal for continuous and cyclic use. Ideal for powering on-board services and powering electric boat motors. They can be discharged up to 80%. 6Volt range up to 420Ah and 12V range up to 260Ah. FIND THEM HERE.

VETUS / BOW PRO BOOSTER THRUSTER
These thrusters have a truly “proportional” control (the propeller increases rotation speed in proportion to how hard you push the control joystick knob): maximum peak absorption disappears with less stress on the batteries. What is new is the presence of a “booster,” which is a third connection that sends current to an internal engine charger and converts the 12V input into a 24V output current. Any secondary 24V battery bank can also be recharged from a 12V source, such as the engine’s alternator. This gives you a choice of 12 or 24 V battery banks. The built-in charger recharges the bank when the thruster is not in use. FIND IT HERE.

GARMIN / INREACH MINI
At only 9.9 cm high and 5.2 cm wide and weighing only 100 g, the inReach Mini is the smallest two-way satellite on the market. It connects to send/receive messages via the Iridium satellite network, which offers 100 percent global coverage. It allows you to send and receive text messages and e-mail wherever you are in the world. FIND IT HERE.


OSCULATI / POLYBRIDGE
The Polybridge composite walkway, which is foldable with wheels, is 2.2 meters long and 35 cm wide. The safety load is 150 kg. The frame is made of with FPT (technical polyurethane) teconology, hinges and accessories are made of anodized aluminum. The anti-slip walking surface works even when the surface is wet. FIND IT HERE.


VOLVO PENTA LEFT-HAND DRIVE

Due to the design and breadth of the
blades, this series of propellers offers good acceleration. Made of high-strength aluminum alloy, four
layers of paint ensure total protection from corrosive agents: shockproof rubber seals reduce vibration and
The stresses on the transmission. FIND THEM HERE.

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FURUNO /DRS6A-NXT

This is the first X-Band Open Array antenna with high-definition Solid-State (no magnetron) technology. The ARPA function is greatly improved: it takes only a few seconds to receive the speed and direction information of a target and see it shown on the display. Up to 40 ARPA targets can be acquired simultaneously with this function. FIND IT HERE.

ZIPWAKE

They are intelligent trim correctors that smooth out the boat’s roll while underway, correct pitching, and navigational trim. They thus enable increased comfort and fuel economy. The current range of Interceptor Zipwakes is suitable for boats from 20 to 60 feet. FIND IT HERE.

SWELL PRO / SPLASHDRONE 3

SplashDrone 3 is an ultra-durable waterproof drone with which to find out where the shoals are and directly transport the line (with up to 10 lures on it) to the area. It can be equipped with a Fish Finder Camera. FIND IT HERE.

 

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