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 These appliances, however, can put tremendous electrical loads on outdated, twist-type shore power electrical connections, leaving owners wide-eyed awake wondering if their older plug is going to overheat.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…

How to Inspect an Outlet

How to Inspect an Outlet

Faulty shore power connections are one of the leading causes of marine fires. It’s important to always keep a close eye on the condition of your connections and to take the necessary safety precautions. Do A Safety Check Often It’s time to update and replace your electrical connection if you notice any of the following: Signs of Melting or Discoloration Don’t ignore any signs of burning or melting. This is a red flag something is…

2018 Top Technology Trends in Boating

2018 Top Technology Trends in Boating

When it comes to boating, technology may not be the first thing that comes to mind. As boaters for many years, we’ve seen the shift in the industry and how technology is quickly advancing in the boating world. Here are 5 of the latest technology trends to hit the marine world: Mobile Apps: Just like most industries, the marine industry is catching up and going mobile.New apps have hit the market that help with everything…

Safe Boating Practices for the Holiday Weekend

Safe Boating Practices for the Holiday Weekend

For many boaters across the country, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and boating season. We can’t stress boating safety enough; here are some important safety practices to keep in mind for the holiday weekend: Check the Weather Before you head out, check the approaching weather along with how that will affect the seas and wind. Always play it safe and stay off the water if impending weather seems volatile. The…

Spring Boating Check List

Spring Boating Check List

For those who don’t have the luxury of year-round boating, the start of Spring means taking your boat out from winter storage and preparing for the beginning of boating season! An exciting yet important time to take precautions to prevent issues once the season is underway. We’ve put together a handy checklist to help you prepare your boat for a fun, safe season: Change/charge battery Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors Check fluid levels: engine…

SmartPlug Featured in California Marinas!

SmartPlug Featured in California Marinas!

SmartPlug Featured in California Marinas! Exciting news! SmartPlug has been featured as one of “Tommy’s Favorites” at marinas across the California coastline. Here’s what Tommy had to say: The New “Smart Plug” A new option on the market has a four stage solution that protects against overheating and loose connections and provides more electrical contact with the female connection inlet on dock side and on the vessel. SmartPlug is a safe, simple and secure solution…

Holiday Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

Holiday Gifts for the Boater in Your Life

With the holiday season right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your family and friends. At SmartPlug, we’re passionate about boating, so we’ve compiled this list of the best holiday gift ideas for the boater in your life!   1. Engel High-Performance 25 GT Cooler This distinct cooler is roto-molded for toughness and durability. It’s built with 2 inches of insulation throughout so that it retains ice for…

Boat Care Tips for Summer

Boat Care Tips for Summer

Odds are you’ve already taken your boat out on the water this season. As much fun as enjoying the nice weather on a boat can be, there are some basic maintenance responsibilities that come with the good times. Statistics show that nearly 10% of all boating accidents are maintenance related, so let’s make sure we’re doing all we can to have a safe and enjoyable boating season. Here are our summer boat care tips: 1….

Boating Safety Tips for Summer

Boating Safety Tips for Summer

SmartPlug was designed with the purpose of creating a new industry standard when it comes to boating safety. Whether you’re traveling or just enjoying leisure time on a boat, safety should always be the number one priority. With millions of boaters out on the open waters every day, practicing safe boating has never been more important. We’ve put together five important practices for you to keep in mind this boating season: Be Weather-Wise Regardless of…