Hand pump good for any scenario

Hand pump good for any scenario

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]By Armand Seguin

Beckson Marine Handy mate pump 212PC model
$31.80 (for 212PC model)

Pros

    • Safe for petroleum products
    • Large tubes allow for quick pumping

Cons

    • No storage container
    • Directions on packaging, not pump
    • Narrow tubes make for slow pumping
Although well known for its port lights, Beckson Marine manufactures other marine accessories including Handy Mate hand pumps. The model 212PC hand pump measures 13 inches long and can pump anything from water to petroleum products, such as diesel oil, gasoline or engine oil.

The 212PC comes with two different pickup tubes, including a quarter-inch diameter hose designed to go down the oil pickup tube to drain your oil. You can pump water or light liquids at 3.8 gallons per hour. A larger unit, the 16-inch 216PC, comes with a foot to keep it steady and a longer discharge line. It can pump up to 5 gallons per hour.

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Fight the bugs

Fight the bugs

[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″]By Craig Grosby

Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern (Model MR-9L)
$31.99

Pros

    • Portable
    • Easy to use
    • Safe for outdoor use
    • Long-lasting

Cons

    • Not recommended for windy conditions
Have you ever sat in the cockpit at dusk after a long day of sailing, only to find yourself being eaten alive by mosquitoes? Tired of having to retreat to the cabin and hide behind screens? Thermacell has the perfect solution with its Mosquito Repellent Outdoor Lantern.

The lantern can be operated separately and is pretty straightforward to use. It has eight LEDs powered by four AA batteries. An opaque, four-sided lens provides good light for up to 200 hours on the low setting and 50 hours on high. When using the unit just as a lantern, you can hang it from a Bimini using the small handle on top. When used as a mosquito repellent, however, it should be placed on a flat, stable surface.

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