Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) offers their innovative series of FueLocker fuel bladders to provide an auxiliary fuel source, allowing sport fishing boats to push farther offshore and yachts to target exotic destinations without concern about the vessel’s limited fuel capacity. ATL realizes that standard deck-mounted rigid tanks are cumbersome; its custom fabrication capabilities afford captains and owners the ability to tailor bladder sizes and configurations to best utilize available deck space. ATL can build fully self-supporting, military-specification rubberized fuel bladders in a variety of shapes and sizes designed for gasoline or diesel fuel. When not in use, all ATL bladders are completely collapsible, which makes for effortless transport and compact storage. ATL also offers a complete line of space-saving FueLockers in seven standard sizes varying from 50 to 500 U.S. gallons. Contact: ATL at 800-526-5330 or on the web at www.boatbladders.com.
CAPTAIN SEGULL'S CHARTS NAUTICAL PLACEMATS
Captain Segull’s Nautical Charts introduces a line of durable nautical placemats which highlight popular tourist area coastlines with photos of area attractions. Though not designed for navigation, these placemats make a neat addition to any vessel’s dining area or deck table. The first design includes Montauk and Orient Points to East Hampton and Riverhead, New York, and highlights all the area’s lighthouses, with their locations and names. The second placemat design depicts Florida’s Sanibel and Captiva Islands on one side and Charlotte Harbor, Fla., to Englewood Beach, Fla., on the other, again highlighting lighthouses and other area attractions. All placemats measure 12 inches by 18 inches and are thickly laminated to hold up to repeated cleaning. They are made in the USA. They make a great addition to your home table as well. Contact: Captain Segull’s Charts at 888-473-4855 or on the web at www.captainsegullcharts.com.
ChumCutter allows fishermen to cut bait quickly with minimal mess and easy clean-up. Built from marine grade Starboard plastic, stainless steel and rubber, ChumCutter is built to last and will not warp, fade or crack. ChumCutter also is portable so you can take it along on the next trip aboard your friend’s boat! The idea for the ChumCutter was developed by Steve Corbett, a Gloucester, Mass., fisherman who wanted to maximize fishing time on the water and minimize the time he and his crew spent cutting bait. With that idea in mind, he built the first prototype, tested it on his boat, and soon thereafter was receiving requests to build more. In an industry with many tricky technical products, the ChumCutter is very simple. Load it up and cut a 5-gallon bucket of bait in under three minutes. ChumCutter is shipped with a 10-inch Dexter knife that is durable and works perfectly with the device. Contact: ChumCutter at 978-764-2265 or on the web at www.chumcutter.com.
While scratches from gamefish to the hull sides or transom of the vessel may provide a symbol of angling success for the crew, they often get the dander up of the boss who might want these unsightly blemishes repaired before the next trip offshore. New Interlux MarineFilm is a specially developed microfilm designed to provide a temporary repair of small scratches in gelcoat and paint above the waterline. Available in the 12 most popular gelcoat and Interlux topside paint colors, MarineFilm is easy to apply. Simply locate the scratch, clean the damaged area and carefully apply the microfilm. Ultra-thin, eco-friendly MarineFilm provides an almost invisible, strong, season-long adhesion and is easily removable when the scratch is ready to be permanently repaired. Contact: Interlux Yacht Finishes at 908-686-1300 or on the web at www.yachtpaint.com.
PELAGIC TEMPEST BIB
Whether there’s a need to stay dry on a sporty day offshore or simply a desire to keep fish and bait slime at bay, Pelagic’s new Tempest Bib fits the bill. The Pelagic Tempest Bib is made from heavy-duty PVC rubber to provide a 100 percent waterproof barrier from the elements. The welded seams are strategically engineered to ensure zero leakage, and an inner-chest storage pocket offers a waterproof seal for cell phone, iPod or other device. Adjustable elastic straps provide a comfortable custom fit so movement is not restricted, regardless of the wearer’s size. The Tempest Bib is generously cut around the chest and waist to fit over clothing on cold days, and legs offer extra room for kneeling and bending without cinching up while also fitting over deck boots. The Tempest Bib is available in white and sports the recognizable Pelagic logo across the bib. Sizes available include M, L and XL. Contact: Pelagic at 949 642 0646 or on the web at www.pelagicgear.com.
PENN SQUALL LEVER DRAG 2-SPEED
Penn’s Squall Lever Drag 2-Speed line features the Quick-Shift two-speed system plus a lightweight graphite frame and sideplates, machined stainless steel main and pinion gears and four shielded stainless steel ball-bearings. Penn’s proven Dura Drag system eliminates hesitation and surging under extreme drag settings while the forged aluminum spool has line capacity rings so you’ll know at a glance how much line remains on the spool. Sizes include the 16VS with a high speed gear ratio of 4.5:1 and a low speed of 2.1:1, and holds 540 yards of 30-pound mono or 865 yards of 65-pound braid. The 30VSW has a high-speed gear ratio of 4.2:1 and a low speed of 1.8:1 and holds 595 yards of 50-pound mono or 1,435 yards of 80-pound braid. The 50VSW offers a high-speed gear ratio of 2.9:1 and a low speed of 1.5:1 and holds 565 yards of 80-pound mono or 1835 yards of 100-pound braid. Contact: Penn Reels at 800-892-5444 or on the web at http://www.pennreels.com.
REYMARINE EVOLUTION AUTOPILOT
Raymarine’s Evolution autopilot combines advanced aerospace guidance technology with their proven marine autopilot expertise to deliver a new level of accurate autopilot control. Evolution’s EV sensor, a nine-axis heading sensor and full-function course computer in one, is approximately the same size as a marine GPS sensor and can be either bracket-mounted or flush-mounted horizontally. Built to extreme waterproofing and submersion standards, it can be installed above or below decks. The EV sensor core comes in two versions including the EV-1 for Raymarine drive systems and EV-2 for drive-by-wire systems to cover everything from single outboard installations to twin diesel and pod drive systems. Evolution provides precision monitoring of heading, pitch, roll, and yaw, allowing the autopilot to adjust to changing sea conditions. Solid-state sensor technology offers accuracy to within 2 degrees in all conditions. Evolution also offers reliable performance for all hull types, at all speeds, with no calibration and automatic optimal boat response in all sea states and weather conditions. Contact: Raymarine at 603-324-7900 or on the web at www.raymarine.com.
SQUIDNATION TOURNAMENT SERIES PERFORMANCE SHIRT
Whether you’ve got that big blue girl next to the boat and are about to sink the gaff in her or you’re trying to determine if the whitey on the wire will make the tournament minimum, Squidnation.com introduces its Tournament Series Performance Shirt to help make the decision a little easier. No more trying to remembering the formula or turning the salon upside down looking for the estimated size chart. The billfish length/weight formula is printed on the right sleeve and an estimated blue marlin and white marlin size chart on the left sleeve. Made of 100 percent snag-resistant polyester, the Tournament Series Performance Shirt has become very popular for its comfort and functionality with tournament crews. The 4-ounce shirt enables moisture wicking for an incredibly fast dry time while the tight knit is both stain and odor resistant. Currently the Tournament Series Performance Shirt is available in light blue, black and silver in sizes ranging from S to 3XL. Contact: Squidnation at 410-726-3582 or on the web at www.squidnation.com.
UNDER ARMOUR ABYSS GUIDE SHIRT
Under Armour’s new Abyss Guide Shirts are available in long or short sleeve and feature the company’s coldblack technology that reflects infrared rays to keep you cooler in the blazing sun so even dark colors don’t get as hot. Constructed to provide a minimum UPF 30+ rating to keep your skin protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays, both styles wick sweat away, dry fast, and breathe to keep you cool and dry thanks to Under Armour’s Signature Moisture Transport System while anti-odor technology prevents growth of odor causing microbes. The full, loose fit of both styles offers enhanced range of motion and breathable comfort no matter where your fishing adventures take you while an ultra-lightweight, quick-dry fabric delivers a superior feel for complete comfort. Mesh-backed strategic ventilation on front shoulders and across back add to the comfort and zippered side-entry chest pocket and cargo pockets provide secure storage. Other features include roll-up sleeve loop and holder on long sleeves, sunglasses loop and a built-in wipe at front hem. Contact: Under Armour at 888-727-6687 or on the web at http://www.underarmour.com.Subscribe