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…

SmartPlug Debuts Dual Coax and Coax-Ethernet Inlets at Miami International Boat Show 2019

SmartPlug Debuts Dual Coax and Coax-Ethernet Inlets at Miami International Boat Show 2019

Whether at a dock or campground, it’s a wired world. And with SmartPlug Systems’ new Dual Coax and Coax-Ethernet Inlets, it’s never been easier to connect to a cable TV or Internet data source. The product’s debut at the Miami International Boat Show, Feb. 14–18, booth C349. The new inlets use SmartPlug’s distinctive asymmetrical stainless steel housing for a unified appearance. The cutout size and hole pattern match industry standards to make installation fast and…

SmartPlug Launches ELCI/Breaker Combination

SmartPlug Launches ELCI/Breaker Combination

SmartPlug Systems’ new Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter provides boat owners with another layer of electrical safety. It shuts down shore power if current leakage is detected. This eliminates potential problems such as dangerous electricity in the water and electrolysis. Ideal for OEMs and custom boatbuilders, the Equipment Leakage Circuit Interrupter is available in 30A and 50A, and match the company’s distinctive inlets. Operating in tandem, they meet ABYC E-11 standards 11.11 for ground fault protection…

Marine Fire Prevention Tips

Marine Fire Prevention Tips

For Fire Safety Month, we thought it was important to share marine fire prevention tips. A fire on a boat can spread fast and when you’re out on the open water, you have limited options to remove yourself from danger. Follow these tips to help prevent a fire from occurring on your next boating excursion: Preparation& Prevention  Take a safety course including first aid and fire extinguisher use. Have multi-purpose ABC fire extinguishers both in…

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…

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…

5 Crazy Boat Designs

5 Crazy Boat Designs

At SmartPlug, we’re passionate about boats. We like looking for inspiration from unique, crazy, and innovative boats. Whether it’s a yacht designed to be aesthetically pleasing, or a speed boat designed to be the fastest on the water, we’re intrigued. If you share our passion for boats, we know you’ll enjoy these 5 crazy boats just as much as we do! 1. Miss Geico This turbine-powered race boat can’t help but get your attention. Built…

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…