Jan 25, 2022

Hubbell GFCI ReceptaclesIn a damp and corrosion-prone onboard environment, electrical devices can short circuit to ground, creating a potentially fatal shock hazard. Installing a Hubbell Marine 15A 125V AC GFCI receptacle is a simple way to help keep people safe. Offered in Standard, Weather-Resistant and Extra Heavy-Duty models plus a wide range of colors, it's easy to match the ideal GFCI device to the installation location.

Hubbell GFCI receptacles feature the company's patented self-test technology. Continual automatic monitoring ensures proper and safe functionality. When the device reaches an end-of-life condition, the outlet will deny power and provide an indication that it needs to be replaced.

Sized to fit any standard 2.5" deep box, Hubbell GFCI receptacles have a feed-through feature. This provides protection not only at the outlet, but also all others located downstream on the same circuit.

The Standard Ground Fault Receptacle is designed for average use. Available in White, Ivory, Light Almond, Black, Brown and Gray to match any décor, it's ideal for protected internal locations and/or where the downstream feed may be exposed to salt spray or within an engine space.

Hubbell's Weather-Resistant Series meets NEC requirements for weather resistance. With the same available colors as the Standard version, it's UV- and corrosion-resistant for harsh and damp applications.

The Extra Heavy-Duty Receptacle has a high-impact and UV-stabilized housing. Internally, nickel-plated face contacts, mounting strap and terminals withstand the most demanding environments and applications. While not available in Light Almond, it comes in Hubbell's other colors as well as high-visibility Yellow.

Hubbell Marine's Standard, Weather-Resistant and Extra Heavy-Duty Receptacles meet the requirements of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), American Boat and Yacht Council Standard and The National Electric Code (NEC). MSRPs start at $34.05 USD.

www.hubbell-marine.com.

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Recreational craft and invasive species – how to manage biofouling to stop the spread

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New Biofouling Management for Recreational Boating Report is published

Killer shrimps, sea squirts and the spiny water flea are all examples of invasive alien species that have been introduced to new areas in various parts of the world by recreational craft such as boats, yachts and other small craft. 

Invasive alien species are known to be one of the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss, and their management especially in marine environments is incredibly challenging. Therefore, the most cost effective away of addressing their impacts is to prevent their spread to new areas.


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“Recreational boating and fishing are enjoying increasing popularity with younger and more diverse consumers,” said Matt Atilano, Veer Director of Strategy. “We identified a gap in the marketplace and a need to create a more targeted and modern experience for these new boaters, which inspired the design and development of the Veer brand.”   

 

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Jillian Noel

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