Accessories

2016 New Product Showcase

Marine Fabricator‘s compilation of products to help you create profit-producing projects. Products and information were submitted by manufacturers and suppliers by the established deadline. Awning fabric The Sattler 745 FR awning fabric features a flame-retardant PVC-coated polyester membrane that meets NFPA 701, CPAI-84, CSFM Title19, CPAI-84, BS7837, CAN/ULC-S109, NFB 92-507 requirements. Featuring UV resistance, color …

Furuno weather receiver

Furuno’s new BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Weather Receiver uses SiriusXM’s subscription-based marine weather service offering live, up-to-date weather forecast information. The BBWX3 connects to NavNet 3D, TZtouch and TZtouch2 networks with an ethernet cable. Once connected, premium weather content, including current weather reports, will be available on a NavNet screen. Also available are NOWRad radar images; …

Sitting pretty

With access to better fabrics and accessories, fabricators are crafting boat cushions that look great and perform well. Boat cushion design is leaving the Dark Ages, where basic vinyls, color and patterns have reigned supreme. “Over the past 10 years, fashion and design have become more prevalent in the marine industry,” says Patty Mastrandrea, a …

Connection snaps

Easy to use, stainless steel Q-SNAP is like a normal press fastener with two additional parts: a ring underneath the cloth and a gentle hook on deck. The system turns the fastener into a secured connection that won’t pop loose, while incorporating a stretch-function (lever). Developed for covers and spray hoods on boats, the snap …

Helm chairs

TACO Metals’ Helm Chairs now includes the COASTAL, specifically designed for in-shore boats 20 to 25 feet in length. The chair is offered in both a Deluxe version, with folding bolster and arm rests, or a Standard version, with fixed seat and optional arm rests. The chairs are upholstered in premium-quality vinyls and high-density foam …

Interchangeable saw attachment

Black & Decker is adding a new reciprocating saw attachment to its MATRIX Quick Connect System as well as two new storage cases, including a durable canvas bag and 18-by-8-inch plastic hard-case organizer. The MATRIX Quick Connect System is an innovative modular tool system built around changeable attachments to drill, cut, sand and more. The …

Larson replaces halogens

Larson Electronics has added the LEDL-160W LED boat light to its website. The light combines 20,500 lumens and advanced optics to project more light than a 1,000-watt halogen, while drawing 85 percent fewer amps on a low-voltage circuit. The new light signals the end of the 1,000-watt halogen light common on larger vessels. Drawing only …

Tech blows in

OK, you’re afloat in the Bahamas. The enclosure protecting your pilot house blows out. You need a fix right away. Wind, waves, weather—it happens all the time, but replacement isn’t always easy. In many such cases, an enclosure must be fitted carefully to your specific boat. So, stuck there in the Bahamas, you contact the …

EZ Frame software

Clearwater Canvas’ new EZ Frame Plus software is an upgraded and enhanced version of the original that now allows access to anyone, anywhere, anytime, and on any device using cloud technology. With EZ Frame Plus, users have fast and secure access to all upgrades and future program enhancements and better management of projects, jobs, and …

Real Time Monitoring System software

Sweden’s Forsstrom launched the iQ Real Time Monitoring System software to monitor and increase the efficiency in high-frequency (HF) welding departments. Forsstrom iQ constantly informs users about the actual situation in the HF welding department by a graphical user interface. The software includes powerful reporting tools, which help operators and management identify critical issues and …