ACCESSORIES, three “lightning strikes” at the Genoa Boat Show


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colpifulmine2Walking through the accessories booths at the Genoa Boat Show, I admit to having three lightning strikes. Three new products (two of which are made in Italy) that interested me and which I am going to tell you about. (E.R.)

The first is the brainchild of PME Mare, a company based in Pianezza (Turin). It is Clik, the first “smart buoy” that, in fact, revolutionizes the concept of mooring to the stern. It consists of a floating body equipped with two rings and four solar panels (which power the system: without being recharged it still guarantees more than 150 ascents), and an extendable belt. Simply attach its stretchable tape to the line or tow via a carabiner and let it sink with it when you set sail. Upon docking, all it takes is the press of its control and Clik resurfaces ready to be hoisted aboard with the classic sailor half or with the unique retractable rod with magnetic hook (optional). You hook it to its magnetic stanchion mount and proceed to retrieve the line or tow attached to it, its tape automatically rewinds and all that remains is to complete the mooring. So it eliminates all contact with the transom: no more dirt on board (demo VIDEOS here)! The cost is 350 euros + VAT in its basic version, which includes control wired to the ultrasonic transducer placed in the bilge below the waterline. If you purchase the wi-fi kit, you do not need to wire the control, making its installation even easier.

Another genius is. Dragonfly300, vertical-axis micro-wind system. Quiet (always less than 45 dBA), lightweight, and easy to install and uninstall due to its modular design and lockable blades. The vertical carbon fiber wings feature a patented aerodynamic profile that ensures their effectiveness, even in light winds while maintaining optimum efficiency in strong winds and gusts. Its structure ensures optimal operation even at carriers. Surrounding the central axis is a small starter that helps the wings get going. The price is around 1,500 euros for the complete product.

Another nice invention (this time by New Zealanders, imported to Italy by Indemar) is definitely Kiwi Grip. A non-slip paint that is very easy to apply on board with the special roller provided, non-toxic because it is water-based and single-component. Depending on the vigor and amount of paint applied, you will have a more or less rough surface. With a one-liter can (price is 58 euros) you can, depending on the desired degree of roughness, cover 2 to 5 square meters. A suitable solution for do-it-yourself sailors!



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