How Much Do Marine Windshield Wiper Systems Cost?

Imtra wiper expert Jamie Simmons discusses the factors that will affect the cost of buying and installing a boat wiper system for your recreational boat. Whenever we discuss wiper systems with boat owners, the conversation usually starts with a discussion of the owner’s boat type. Normally, boats equipped with wipers are powerboats in the mid-20-foot … Continue reading How Much Do Marine Windshield Wiper Systems Cost?

Den Haan Rotterdam Marine Navigation Lights

Based in Holland, Den Haan Rotterdam (DHR) has been manufacturing top-quality marine lighting products since the early 1920s. DHR started with tin oil-lamps that were used on ships, and have kept up with the latest technology for generations, now offering a complete range of state-of-the-art LED Marine Navigation Lights. Their LED navigation lights are offered … Continue reading Den Haan Rotterdam Marine Navigation Lights

Fins vs. Gyros: What You Need to Know About Boat Stabilizers

Imtra product expert Prentice Weathers answers common questions that highlight the differences between fin and gyroscopic stabilization. Most owners want to reduce the motion that makes people seasick on their boat, and many have heard about stabilization systems provided by fin stabilizers and gyros. But which is better? And specifically, how do advanced curved-fin systems … Continue reading Fins vs. Gyros: What You Need to Know About Boat Stabilizers

How to Find the Right Marine Wiper System 

A reliable marine windshield wiper system makes all the difference. Imtra’s marine wiper expert Jamie Simmons looks at the key factors to consider when evaluating which new system is best for you. When operating your boat in conditions where spray and rain reduce visibility, the last thing you need is a windshield you can’t see … Continue reading How to Find the Right Marine Wiper System 

Everything You Need to Know About Switches

A switch is an electrical device that controls the flow of electricity.  In its simplest form it has two terminals that are connected by “Contacts” to energize the circuit or disconnected to de-energize the circuit.  Thus, the options for a simple switch are ON or OFF. Circuits The term “Circuit” comes from the Latin “Circuitous,” … Continue reading Everything You Need to Know About Switches

How To Avoid Interference Between LED Lights and VHF Radios

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) recently issued an alert regarding the potential for Electro Magnetic Interference (EMI) between some LED lighting products and vital communication devices like VHF radios and Automatic Identification Systems (AIS). EMI occurs when an electromagnetic wave emits from an electronic circuit in one device at a frequency that conflicts with … Continue reading How To Avoid Interference Between LED Lights and VHF Radios

Trim Tabs vs. Interceptors: Which Are Better for my Boat?

Imtra's Zipwake Product Manager Jamie Simmons explains the key differences between trim tabs and interceptors. If you’ve ever owned or operated a powerboat, you’re likely familiar with trim tabs, used to lift the transom of the boat up, and push the bow down to help the boat plane and ride comfortably. However, in the last … Continue reading Trim Tabs vs. Interceptors: Which Are Better for my Boat?

What Are Bow & Stern Thrusters & How Do They Work?

Imtra thruster expert Peter Nolet explains the basics of bow and stern thrusters and how they work.   Since the 1990s, recreational boats have increasingly been equipped with extra propulsion devices that are commonly called bow, stern, or side thrusters. Thrusters are equipped with small propellers that help maneuver a boat sideways rather than forwards … Continue reading What Are Bow & Stern Thrusters & How Do They Work?