A Change in Element Page 3

Maintenance Q & A — April 2005
By Capt. Ken Kreisler

A Change in Element
PMY Tries... Taylor Made Instrument Covers
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Unless your bridge is completely enclosed by bulkheads, a door, and a hardtop or your helm features gasketed cabinets, your expensive electronics are subject to the ravages of sun, salt, and sea. To protect them, Taylor Made has introduced a new line of marine instrument covers.

I sent one of the VHF covers to a PMY reader who lives in South Florida and fishes the center console boat he keeps in the back of his house at least three to four days a week. “It was easy to slip on and off, and I while I take my mounted electronics off after every trip, I noticed the cover kept any spray off my radio and its connections while underway,” he reports.

The covers are available in vinyl and Rip Stop fabric and in a variety of sizes to fit fishfinders, depthsounders, and VHF radios. Elastic-fitted bottoms ensure a secure seal, and reinforced air vents permit moisture to escape.

Taylor Made instrument covers are available at most marine outlet stores. Prices range from $9.99 to $11.99. —K.K.

Taylor Made ( (518) 773-9400.

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This article originally appeared in the April 2005 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.