The Importance of Safety When You Live Aboard Your Boat

The Importance of Safety When You Live Aboard Your Boat

A boat is an intricate vessel and while it can lend itself to a wonderful lifestyle, it’s imperative to prepare, organize and have a plan before moving on board full-time. Before you commit to living aboard your boat, it’s important you make a commitment to safety as well. Safety First Whether you enjoy boating as a pastime or commit to the full lifestyle, safety should always come first. Your boat should be equipped with CO2…

SmartPlug Expands Its Marketing Team

SmartPlug Expands Its Marketing Team

SmartPlug Systems, leading manufacturer of safety-focused power delivery products for boats, RVs and specialty vehicles, has hired Roger Dillon for its newly created marketing coordinator position. Ron Bailey, global VP of sales and marketing, made the announcement. Dillon is taking on much of SmartPlug’s creative and marketing portfolio. As such, he is responsible for all print and digital collateral, customer service, warranty fulfillment and developing programs to enhance the user experience. Having been a key…

Best Must-Have Boat Accessories

Best Must-Have Boat Accessories

To get the most enjoyment out of your boat, you need the best accessories! Some accessories can enhance your fishing trip, whereas others will make the boat more convenient. All, however, will increase your happiness every time you take to the water. Here are the best boat accessories to add to your boat: Fishing Features If you’re an avid fisherman, then you’ll love these custom fishing features:• Outriggers – These are long fishing rods that…

How to Prepare Your Boat for Spring

How to Prepare Your Boat for Spring

Spring is officially underway! For boaters across the country, that means it is time to prepare your boat for the upcoming season. At SmartPlug, we always stress the importance of being safe on your journeys. Prevention is key and we recommend taking the time now to ensure you don’t run into problems during the boating season. Pre-Launch Inspection Check engine compartment for excess water or leaks Inspect propellers for signs of wear including dings, pitting…

SmartPlug Debuts White 30a Cordsets

SmartPlug Debuts White 30a Cordsets

When walking through a marina, seeing distinctive SmartPlug orange cables indicates boat owners that are savvy about shore power safety. But some prefer that their electrical cords blend in with the boat deck or dock surfaces. For them, there’s the new 30A/125V White Cordset. It has all the impressive features of the standard SmartPlug system, but in a pleasing traditional marine color. It debuted at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 13–17, booth C349. The…

SmartPlug Releases New Catalogs

SmartPlug Releases New Catalogs

SmartPlug Systems, the leading manufacturer of next-generation shore power solutions, has released 2020 catalogs for marine and RV. The URLs are bit.ly/SmartPlugMarine and bit.ly/SmartPlugRV, respectively. The catalogs effectively explain how electrical loads have changed since the twist-type plug was invented over 80 years ago and why the SmartPlug is the safer choice for modern boats and RVs. Product descriptions are thorough to a professional level, yet easily understood by consumers. Stunning photography and compelling testimonials…

Top Tips: A Winter Check-Up for Your Boat

Top Tips: A Winter Check-Up for Your Boat

For many boaters, winter brings cold temperatures and unfavorable weather which means boats need to be stored away until Spring. While you countdown to boating season, why not pay your marina a visit to check in on your boat and ensure all is ok. Walk Around Check If your Boat is in the Water: Inspect the dock lines and check to make sure they are still in good condition and maintaining length and boat positioning….

Installing an ELCI Prevents Electric Shock Drowning!

Installing an ELCI Prevents Electric Shock Drowning!

Anyone who’s come in contact with even a mild jolt of electricity knows the muscle spasms it can generate. Complete immersion after falling or unknowingly jumping into water that’s been electrified by a boat’s faulty wiring can trigger total body immobility and even stop a heart, tragically resulting in a drowning fatality. The cause is typically stray AC current exiting the boat and traveling back to its source on shore via the water instead of…

Onboard Air Conditioning Is Safer with SmartPlug

Onboard Air Conditioning Is Safer with SmartPlug

As summer draws near, many boaters are planning overnight cruises. To sleep comfortably, they’ll rely on factory installed or portable air conditioners. These appliances, however, can put tremendous electrical loads on outdated, twist-type shore power electrical connections, leaving owners wide-eyed awake wondering if their older plug is going to overheat. Using the revolutionary SmartPlug not only greatly improves onboard safety, but allows cruisers the worry-free rest they need. The amperage draw of an air conditioner…

Your Spring Boat Repair Checklist

Your Spring Boat Repair Checklist

With Spring officially underway, that means people are taking their boats out of winter storage and prepping them to head into the water for a fun-filled boating season. As you get your boat ready this Spring, be sure to follow this repair checklist to avoid future problems during the season: Check belts, cables, and hoses as they can become brittle and may crack during winter storage. Inspect the fuel system for leaks or damage including…