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Keeping Things Neat
By Elizabeth A. Ginns — August 2003
Dangling wires and shore power cords on the deck look messy and are dangerous. The patent-pending ZipSleeve, which organizes shore-power cords into one neat and tidy bundle, offers a simple (and logical) solution to this problem.
ZipSleeve comes in 11- and 24-foot lengths to accommodate standard 12- and 25-foot power cords (multiple sleeves can be strung together for larger applications) and measures about 41⁄2 inches in diameter. It's made of heavyweight 600-denier PVC, UV-treated nylon fabric to minimize fading, and the zipper is made of a marine-grade plastic that the manufacturer claims will not rust. Velcro straps are attached at each end and every 14 inches along the sleeve to hold cords firmly in place. Additionally, the straps can be used to hang ZipSleeve from a railing or cleat, to keep unsightly and hazardous cords and wires out of the way.
ZipSleeve is available in six colors at West Marine stores and retails for $29.95.
ZipSleeve Phone: (800) 808-8711. www.zipsleeve.com.
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This article originally appeared in the July 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.