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New Gear: January/February 2015



    Aqualuma introduces their 18 series LEDs, a new edition to the company’s Gen 4 Thru-Hull line, designed to deliver a huge underwater light output at an affordable price. Aqualuma’s patented one-piece polymer housing can be serviced from inside the vessel. The 18 Series ultra-light is encased in the Aqualuma 12 Series housing and gives Aqualuma 6 and 12 Series owners the ability to upgrade to the 18 Series from inside the boat with no haul out. The 18 Tri Series combines the brilliance of the blue and white with the body of the 12 and 18 Series and offers a choice of two colors (nine blue and nine white LEDs) in a one-piece, sturdy, corrosion-proof housing. Choose to operate just one light color or run them together to get a mix of the two at an intensity that is equal to a single 18 Series ultra-light. Contact: Aqualuma at 954-234-2512 or visit www.aqualuma.com.

ATL Fuelocker


    Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) is now offering custom fuel bladder storage services to the sport fishing community. For more than four decades, ATL has led the way in developing rugged and reliable flexible containment devices and has worked with leading boat and yacht manufacturers. ATL’s innovative series of FueLocker fuel bladders provide a vital auxiliary fuel source that allows vessels to push further offshore without the burden of their vessel’s limited fuel capacity.
    ATL’s custom fabrication capabilities offers captains and owners the ability to specially tailor bladder sizes and configurations to best utilize available deck space and can build fully self-supporting, military-spec rubberized fuel bladders in a wide array of shapes and sizes that safely accept both gasoline or diesel fuel. When not in use, all ATL bladders are completely collapsible for effortless transport and compact storage. In addition to their custom capabilities, ATL offers a line of space-saving FueLockers in seven standard sizes ranging from 50 to 500 U.S. gallons. Contact: ATL at 201-825-1400 or visit www.boatbladders.com.

Hella Marine Power Beam 3000


    Combining brilliant illumination with a low-profile housing, Hella Marine's Power Beam 3000 heavy-duty LED floodlight measures 5.67 inches by 5.12 inches and delivers bright white radiance with proven durability. Featuring a wide beam angle of 40 degrees and light output of 3100 lumens, Power Beam only consumes 43 watts of power. Operating with multivolt 9-33V DC, advanced electronics ensure reliable illumination and lamp protection even under severe voltage fluctuations and low battery voltages. Multivolt LED lamps can be connected to 12- or 24-volt systems without modification. Built to withstand harsh environments, the light’s housing is constructed of die cast aluminum and its lens is impact-resistant acrylic. Advanced UV resistant polymers ensure it won't yellow or become brittle, even after years of exposure. The lamp is also IP 6K9K protected, pre-wired with high-quality, sealed marine cable, and is assembled for time-saving installation. A 316 stainless steel bracket ensures secure mounting. Contact: Hella Marine at 770-631-7500 or visit www.hellamarine.com

Krypto Lights


    Made of heavy duty polycarbonate resin, Krypto Light LED fishing lights include two AA alkaline batteries that provide upwards of 780 hours of light during continuous use. Each light includes a split ring and long-line clip for easy attachment to any size or leader material. Ideal for deep-drop applications like grouper, tilefish, queen snapper and other bottom species, as well as for daytime and nighttime sword fishing, these lights are fully submersible to depths of 2,200 feet and twist on for activation and twist off for storage. Krypto Lights LED fishing lights are available in Krypto R (Red), Krypto G (Green) and Krypto B (Blue), as well as Krypto D (Disco), which changes colors automatically when turned on, alternating from a slow to a fast flash. Contact: Electric Reel Repair and Accessories at 305-718-8880 or visit www.erramarine.com.

Pelagic Sharkskin Boardshorts


    Expanding its ever-growing line of boardshorts, Pelagic’s new Sharkskin features a four-way, super-stretch, Sharkskin-dobby fabric and are ultra-lightweight, comfortable, and specially treated with anti-microbial Quik-Dry properties. They look great whether worn on the beach, boat or boardwalk. Made of 92 percent polyester and 8 percent Spandex, Sharkskins have a side velcro pocket plus a zippered back pocket to keep items securely in place. An additional reinforced pocket will keep pliers, knife or other hand tools nearby aboard the boat. A lined pocket offers protection and storage for your cell phone or other fragile items. The familiar Pelagic logo runs vertically on the lower left leg while a drawstring waist provides a secure fit around the waist. Available in Psycho Dorado (Green or Blue), Electric Bluefin, or Rasta Madness in even sizes ranging from 30-40. Contact: Pelagic at 949-642-0646 or visit www.PelagicGear.com.

Salt Life Sunglasses


    Salt Life was founded in Jacksonville, Fla., by four avid anglers interested in making the functionality and quality of their eyewear essential. All of their sunglasses, including their new Cortez frames, are handcrafted in Italy with premium TR90 frames and Zeiss lenses, which are known for having the finest optics in the world and offer unparalleled clarity and contrast. As with all Salt Life polarized polycarbonate lenses, Cortez feature Anti-Reflective AR5 technology and have a five-layered anti-reflective coating that completely eliminates glare, allowing you to spot fish faster. Salt Life’s lens coatings are vacuum-sealed on so they will not delaminate when used in brutal saltwater conditions. Additionally, Cortez lenses feature Ri-Pel, a proprietary technology that repels dirt, water, oil and dust and gives the lens a Rain-X effect so water, sun tan lotion, and bug repellent will not stick to lenses. Contact: Salt Life at 1-800-OUTFIT1 or visit www.biminibayoptics.com.

Schmitt & Ongaro


    Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products include aftermarket replacement and OEM upgrade control arms and knobs for boat builders or owners seeking durability and classic good looks. Made of 316 cast stainless steel with patented designs, all control arms and knobs meet ABYC requirements and are covered by a lifetime warranty. Shift and throttle knobs come with a three-eighths-inch, 24 thread, and a choice of either a 1-1/2-inch or 1-7/8-inch diameter and are compatible with most controls, including Sea Star Solutions, Morse and Hynautic. Throttle knobs are grooved for feel and colored for sight, with red or gold striping. Styles available include a standard model for Teleflex Morse Twin SR and CH56CC controls while the Yacht Arm, with a Palm Beach-style integrated handle, works with most single-lever side mount controls. A patented Yacht Arm version includes a built-in switch for bow thruster control. Schmitt & Ongaro dual arm sets include one shift lever with a solid knob, and one throttle lever with a grooved knob in a choice of red or gold striping accents. Contact Schmitt & Ongaro Marine Products at 866-724-6488 or visit www.schmittongaromarine.com.

Standard Horizon HX879


    Standard Horizon’s new floating handheld HX870 VHF/GPS features a 66-channel WAAS GPS receiver which allows the radio to transmit a DSC distress call with a vessel's position or navigate to a waypoint. The LCD and easy to operate icon/menu system makes this the most intuitive handheld on the market. Designed to be durable from its die-cast chassis and the IPX8 submersible waterproof rating of 4.92 feet for 30 minutes, to the 6 watts of transmit power and the long-lasting battery, the HX870 can also save up to 200 waypoints and 20 routes visible on the radio’s compass page. Displays include vessel SOG, COG, BRG, and DST to waypoint. The compass page displays the position of up to nine vessels via the new GM (Group Monitoring) feature. Advanced features include full dot matrix display with channel names, position request and position report, 10-channel preset key selection, USB dataport, GPS position logger, water-activated SOS strobe light, programmable memory and priority scan, dual and tri-watch scan functions. Contact: Standard Horizon at 714-827-7600 or visit www.standardhorizon.com.



    TN-Tackle offers a full line of premium shark rigs designed to be reliable, effective and easy to utilize for those new to shark fishing while offering the durability to stand up to the abuse of tournament shark fishing. All rigs are constructed using meticulously formed haywire twists, precise bench crimping and high quality hardware and components. TN-Tackle offers a Standard Series rig, Elite Series rig, Agitator Series rig and a Wind-On Series rig and all are available in a wide array of skirt colors and offered with size 20/0 Eagle Claw L-2045 non-offset circle hooks and 10/0 or 11/0 Mustad 7699D J hooks. As a pioneer in circle hook shark rigs, TN-Tackle has helped northeast anglers of all experience levels realize the benefits of circle hooks and how a properly designed circle hook rig will yield a more consistent, higher hook-up ratio. Contact: TN-Tackle at 609-276-0292 or visit www.tn-tackle.com.