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At the Pacific Strictly Sail Boat Show, Bob Bitchin reviews the SnakeMate, a waterproof endoscopic camera for viewing hard-to-see areas above and below the water. Attachments allow you to look around corners and even retrieve small objects.
At Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland, CA, Bob Bitchin reviews the Ronibsen dripless shaft seal that replaces a standard stuffing box. The unit includes a reservoir and hose that injects ATF, automatic transmission fluid, into a bronze bearing housing to lubricate the shaft.
At the Miami Boat Show, Bob Bitchin reviews SmartPlug, a shore power plugin system that's easier to connect and more secure. Bigger pins provide more efficient electrical contact and reduce heat. The pins are self-cleaning to prevent corrosion.
At the Annapolis Sailboat Show, Bob Bitchin reviews Colligo Marine's lighter synthetic standing rigging that replaces standard wire rigging. Synthetic rope allows a higher righting moment and more sail area, Stretch is the same as steel. Colligo Marine also uses its synthetic rope with its line ...