Ronstan CL66 deck boots
Ronstan's new CL66 deck boots are guaranteed to keep sailors' feet dry in the harshest of conditions, including the 2006 Sydney-Hobart.
Ronstan has developed the boots for recreational sailors and inshore racers, but with practical features that suit the demands of fishing. too. They are three-quarter length cut with toggle-lock strings for comfort, warmth and protection. For warmth, a tough neoprene lining is included with rubber outers for increased durability, flexibility and waterproof qualities. For deckwork, the non-slip and non-marking razor-cut outer soles offer outstanding grip and the removable inner soles for added foot support and quick drying. Foot protection is catered for by the reinforced toe, ankle and heel areas with bump protection for added safety. Colours are in grey and black designs that match Ronstan's wet-weather range and dinghy neoprene gear.
The CL66 deck boots are available in sizes XXS to XXL through all Ronstan stockists.
Academy of Maritime Training software
South Australian-based Academy Maritime has successfully sold its navigation software internationally, including a favourable review in a Yachting Monthly magazine test. The products come in Australian, American and UK versions. The software uses clear images and animation to guide the user, as well as commentary on the main points.
The “Learning to Sail” DVD retails for $49 and the “Coastal Navigation” CDROM $99. For more information: Contact: 08 8338 4222 or order from the website: www.maritimecd.com . Also available from Boat Books.
KVH has introduced world's smallest stabilised marine antenna for Australian satellite TV. The new KVH TracVision(R) M3 marine satellite TV system is available through distributor Coursemaster Autopilots for mariners in Australia for the very first time. It is ideal for installation aboard vessels as small as eight metres.
The award-winning system means that boaties can enjoy their favourite satellite TV programs, sport, news and weather while cruising. The kit consists of the TracVision M3 antenna, a 12V multi-satellite control unit and a single cable for easy installation. The unit's 37 cm (14.5’) diameter antenna offers a rugged design, precision tracking, quiet operation, and coverage range comparable to the larger 45 cm (18’) diameter antennas in most areas.
For further information: Contact Coursemaster Autopilots, 02 9417 7097 fax 02 9417 7557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.coursemaster.com
Simrad’s AP25 autopilot
Simrad’s AP25 series autopilot is the flagship model of the company’s onboard information centre range. As well as keeping a vessel on course, the award-winning unit’s 125mm high-resolution matrix LCD screen presents a wealth of information from the GPS, sounder, windvane and other onboard instruments. The use of graphics enhances the presentation in clear and easy-to-read pages, while dedicated mode keys and well-arranged menus ensure user-friendly operation.
Among the features is Simrad’s exclusive Virtual Rudder Feedback (VRF), which makes rudder feedback units redundant. Autopilots with VRF will steer boats up to 12m (40ft), whether they’re powered by single, dual or triple outboards, or by stern drives. The autopilot is automatically configured for VRF when it senses no feedback unit has been installed. As a bonus, this saves installation and maintenance costs.
The AP25’s NoDrift mode eliminates the need to calculate for offsetting currents and wind with the GPS on.
A full range of remote control auxiliary equipment is also available for the AP25, allowing power steering from any location on the vessel ‘ handheld or fixed mount, using buttons or a lever. Remote course change and full follow-up control is also available.
Further information: Contact Navico, 07 5523 6500 or visit: www.simradyachting.com
Boat security stamp
DataDot DNA is a theft-deterrent system made up of thousands of micro dots that are sprayed inside hulls and on equipment to specifically deter professional thieves.
Between 1,500 and 4,000 micro dots are applied per vessel, each laser-etched with a unique registered Hull Identification Number (HIN) or a Personal Identification Number (PIN) number. Nautilus Marine has teamed up with DataDot to reduce boat theft and assist recovery. Nautilus Marine includes a special offer on all nationally displayed retail packages of DataDot, with the intention of reducing the cost of boat insurance.
More information: Contact Nautilus Marine Insurance Agency; Mark Crockford, Ph: 03 9519 0200 or DataDot DNA Technology (Australia); Rob Parsons, Ph: 02 8977 4900
Web: www.nautilisinsurance.com.au or www.datadotdna.com