5 Best Marine Navigation Apps

5 Best Marine Navigation Apps

Looking for the best marine navigation app to use in your next adventure? We got you! Getting lost during a fishing or boating trip is one of the scariest nightmares a person can have. This is why a reliable navigation system is a must for any trip. But the thing is, these navigation systems can cost you a fortune. Good thing there are now marine navigation apps that you can use as an alternative. However,…

Boating During COVID-19: Tips for Safe Social Distancing

Boating During COVID-19: Tips for Safe Social Distancing

As Coronavirus restrictions begin to ease, we understand many boaters are eager to get back out on the water and enjoy the summer season. Many wonder -is boating during the pandemic safe? The answer is yes, so long as you continue to follow social distancing guidelines. Here are our top tips for safe social distancing while boating: Limit Passengers: The people you bring on board. Passengers should only be those you have been quarantining with….

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…

Retrofit with A SmartPlug to Enhance Safety and Save Money

Retrofit with A SmartPlug to Enhance Safety and Save Money

For boat owners with shore power connections, the part that’s the biggest potential problem is the easiest to change: an outdated twist-type connector. With a Retrofit Kit from SmartPlug Systems,it’s fast and simple to upgrade to the safest and most thoroughly modern 30A or 50A marine power supply equipment available, while reusing the cable and saving money. Traditional twist-type shore power plugs have thin blades with very little metal-to-metal contact, resulting in a poor electrical…

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…