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…

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…

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…

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 These appliances, however, can put tremendous electrical loads on outdated, twist-type shore power electrical connections, leaving owners wide-eyed awake wondering if their older plug is going to overheat.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

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…

A Special SmartPlug Installation

A Special SmartPlug Installation

We love when customers send us photos of their SmartPlug installed on their RV or boat! We recently received photos of the Adonia, a really unique and special boat, equipped with our 50A system and new marine cord. Here is some information about the Adonia: A 60-foot flagship yacht docked at the Waterside Marina to highlight the revamped Waterside District. Adonia –meaning beautiful woman or goddess in Greek –is the flagship boat for Waterway Guide,…

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…