SiOnyx is a semi-conductor company that produces image sensors for commercial and defense applications. The Aurora is a hand-held video camera with a sensor that intensifies low light. It works both in daylight and in very low light. The camera has a zoom function and can record in monochrome, green light, or color. Since it is water-resistant and has a built-in compass, GPS, and image stabilizer, we are reviewing its marine applications.
Underwater LED lights have become a staple for vessels ranging from center consoles to superyachts. Whether sitting at anchor or on a dock, those onboard can see the wonders of the ocean swim by, while suffering the envious stares of those not invited to the party. A company called Lumishore, headquartered in the UK, is lighting up boats as small as tenders all the way to superyachts.
We all have to clean our boats all of the time and it gets to be a hassle every now and then. Especially for high-end premium ones. Most times, the 5-gallon (72 L) bucket is usually your best friend, and we could simply use that, but there’s a better solution. The team at Shurhold has come up with a product called the Shurhold Ultimate One Bucket System. Here’s a look at some of the details.
For over 30 years, Fortress anchors have been highly-renowned. They are extraordinarily well-engineered and finished, which was noted by the US Navy during their extensive anchor testing in 1989. These anchors provide an ease of handling and versatility that is unequalled, and because of their precision-machined design, they have the holding power of an anchor that is typically twice the weight. Fortress anchors can be set for various bottom conditions, and are known for their ability to be easily disassembled and stowed. The FX-7 is the smallest offering from Fortress at four pounds but exceeds its diminutive specifications in big ways.
West Marine is probably the nation’s largest retailer of foul weather gear, so it should know what people want in terms of function, style, and price. Little wonder, then, that it has its own brand of house foul weather gear. Recently, one of our test captains who spends much of his time delivering boats up and down the eastern seaboard in all kinds of weather inspected some of West Marine’s foul weather gear. His reports are in-depth and cover several foul weather jackets and bib pants at different price points.