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More Than A Feeling

New deck hardware improves any boat's functionality. "Gear" from our November 2011 issue.

October 28, 2011
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Pull Up

The RC12 Series windlass from Maxwell (prices range from $4,300 to $5,000) has a maximum pull capacity of 3,500 pounds and a static hold of 4,800 pounds. The RC12’s newly designed anodized gear box is corrosion-resistant and takes up less room on deck than previous models. The RC12 also features Maxwell’s patented Wave Design chainwheel, specially designed to hold fast to the rode with less strain, which will increase its longevity. Maxwell Marine, 714-689-2900

Shed Some Light

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The standard, swivel, six-inch deck chocks ($621) from Weaver Industries are a good choice when storing your tender on deck. The six-inch pedestals can swivel to accommodate various size tenders, and can be adjusted to rise up to four inches. With the addition of the removable bases ($320, not shown), the chocks can be taken off the deck when you’ve reached your destination to free up space. Weaver Industries, 208-687-3982

Sit Tight

The Aqualuma spreader light ($550) consists of nine LED lights powered by 12- or 24-volt DC power, housed in marine grade aluminum with electrocoating to protect from corrosion. The wide beam illuminates a cockpit or foredeck, good for brightening evening fishing adventures or shedding light on essential areas while working on deck. Aqualuma, 610-772-0155

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Walk the Plank

The PI 357 Big Flash Lux from Besenzoni ($12,975 for 550-pound lift, $13,175 for 660-pound lift) is an externally mounted, telescopic gangway. Made with a polished stainless-steel structure and teak grating, the PI 357 is a smart addition to a globe-trotting vessel that typically has to Med-moor. The PI 357 features stanchions and courtesy lights for safety, and an electrohydraulic power supply and remote control for extending and retracting. U.S. Distributor: Imtra, 508-995-7000; Besenzoni, +39-035-910456

Take the Lift

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The ES2200 davit from Steelhead Marine is a linear winch with a lifting capacity of 2,200 pounds. Stretching from 9 to 15 feet when fully extended, the lightweight ES2200 can operate on 12- or 24-volt DC power supply and comes with a wireless remote, allowing you to control the unit from multiple locations. The ES2200 uses 3/8-inch Amsteel composite rope instead of steel cable and has 22½ feet of line. Steelhead Marine, 604-826-1668

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