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S m a rtP lu g in le t a n d c o n n e c to r k it.

S m a rtP lu g In le t w ire d a n d re a d y
to in s ta ll.

E x is tin g tw is t-a n d -lo c k in le t.

to b e c o rre c t w h e n c o m p a rin g th e tw o
sty le s o f p lu g s.
* M o re S m a rtP lu g lite ra tu re sh o w s
a m b ie n t te m p e ra tu re s o f th e p lu g
c o n n e c tio n o f th e tw ist-a n d -lo c k sty le
a re h ig h e r th a n th o se o f th e S m a rtP lu g
d e sig n (th is e q u a te s to a p o o r c o n n e c tio n b e tw e e n p lu g a n d in le t, w h ic h
fu rth e r e q u a te s to v o lta g e d ro p a n d
p o te n tia l risk o f a rc in g o r fire ). I te ste d
th e te m p e ra tu re o f th e c o n n e c tio n
w ith a la se r-sty le te m p e ra tu re re a d in g .
T h e te m p e ra tu re o f th e S m a rtP lu g
c o n n e c tio n w a s 1 .4 °F le ss th a n th a t o f
th e tw ist-a n d -lo c k c o n n e c tio n (a fte r
b e in g p lu g g e d in to sh o re p o w e r fo r o n e
h o u r, w ith th e b o a t's e q u ip m e n t d ra w in g fiv e a m p s, w ith th e sa m e w e a th e r
c o n d itio n s in e a c h te st). T h is se e m s to
b a c k -u p S m a rtP lu g s' c la im s.
* I've a lw a ys fu m b le d a n d h a d to d o u b le
(so m e tim e s trip le !) c h e c k m y tw ista n d -lo c k c o n n e c tio n . T h e S m a rtP lu g
c o n n e c tio n o ffe rs a sa tisfyin g a n d a u d ib le 'c lic k ' a s it se a ts se c u re ly. It m a d e
m e fe e l a lo t m o re c o n fid e n t w a lk in g
a w a y, a fte r p lu g g in g in .
* T h e lo c k is stro n g . I trip p e d , p u lle d ,

ya n k e d , a n d k ic k e d a t th e c o rd a n d
c o n n e c tio n . It w o u ld n 't c o m e fre e u n til
I w a n te d it to , a n d th e n I w a s a b le to
u n se a t th e c o n n e c tio n sm o o th ly w ith
o n e h an d .
* T h e o ra n g e c o lo u r o f th e in le t a n d
c o rd se t is a n ic e c h a n g e fro m th e
c o m m o n y e llo w .
* A c le a r, sn a p -o n , w e a th e r-re sista n t
c o v e r is a v a ila b le fo r th e b o a t-sid e
p lu g .
* T h e S m a rtP lu g c o rd se t h a s a b lu e
L E D lig h t o n th e b o a t sid e th a t sh o w s
w h e n th e sh o re -e n d is p ro v id in g
p o w e r - a n o th e r sa fe ty a n d c o n fid e n c e
fe a tu re .
* A fte r b ro w sin g a lo c a l m a rin e sto re , I
fo u n d S m a rtP lu g p a c k a g e s a v a ila b le
(In le t, C o n n e c to r, C o rd se t, a n d P lu g
C o v e r) a n d p ric e d h ig h e r th a n e xistin g
tw ist-a n d -lo c k p lu g s, c o rd se ts, a n d
a d a p to rs. W h ile n o t a n u n re a so n a b le
d iffe re n c e , th is m a y b e a d e c id in g
fa c to r fo r so m e .
* S m a rtP lu g d o e sn 't p ro d u c e a n y p ig ta il
a d a p to rs - w h ic h m a y m e a n u sin g a
c o m b in a tio n o f p ro d u c ts in o rd e r to
a c h ie v e th e d e sire d e n d re su lt.
In su m m a ry, S m a rtP lu g h a s p ro d u c e d
a p ro d u c t a n d p ro d u c t se t th a t fills a n
id e n tifie d sh o rt-c o m in g in e xistin g sh o re p o w e r p ro d u c ts; sp e c ific a lly, th e c o n c e rn s
a ro u n d sa fe ty w ith e xistin g tw ist-a n d -lo c k
p ro d u c ts. T h e y 'v e m a n a g e d to re ta in a ll
th e p o sitiv e a ttrib u te s o f e xistin g p ro d u c ts
(d u ra b ility a n d re sista n c e to w e a th e r a n d
v ib ra tio n ), w h ile p ro v id in g in c re a se d c o n -

S m a rtP lu g C o rd s e t.

S m a rtP lu g C o rd s e t.

fid e n c e in a p ro d u c t th a t is sim p le a n d
stra ig h tfo rw a rd to in sta ll. I w a s e xc ite d to
se e th e n e xt e v o lu tio n o f sh o re p o w e r first
h a n d . I'm su re y o u w ill b e , to o .
A n d rew M c D o n a ld is th e o w n er/o p era to r o f
L a k esid e M a rin e S erv ic es (w w w .la k esid em a rin eserv ic es.c a ), a m o b ile b o a t rep a ir/m a in ten a n c e
firm b a sed in T o ro n to . A n d rew h a s w o rk ed in th e
m a rin e in d u stry fo r 1 4 yea rs, a s a p a ssen g er v essel
C a p ta in , m a rin e tec h n ic ia n a n d sh ip w rig h t.
A n d rew is a c ertified m a rin e m ec h a n ic , h a v in g
c o m p leted th e 'M ec h a n ic a l T ec h n iq u es - m a rin e
en g in e m ec h a n ic ' p ro g ra m a t G eo rg ia n C o lleg e.
A n d rew c a n b e rea c h ed d irec tly a t:
a sk a n d rew @ la k esid em a rin eserv ic es.c a

F o r m o r e in fo r m a t io n a b o u t S m a r t P lu g
a n d t h e ir p r o d u c t s , c h e c k o u t :
S m a r t p lu g .c o m

w w w .c a n a d ia n y a c h t in g .c a

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting May 2018

At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
The Port Hole: May 2018
Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - At the Helm: Sit down to read the paper
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 5
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Special Event: View To A Thrill - 2018 Melges 24 Worlds Preview
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 7
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 8
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 9
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 10
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 11
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Travel Destination: Lake Simcoe and The Trent Severn
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 13
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 14
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 15
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 17
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Club Profile: Mixing it up at the Newport Yacht Club
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 19
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 20
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 21
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 22
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 23
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 24
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - The Port Hole: May 2018
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 28
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 29
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 30
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 31
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 37
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 38
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 39
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Power Review: Scarab 255 Open
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 41
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 42
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 43
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 44
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 45
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Sail Review: Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 47
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 48
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 49
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - DIY/Tech: SmartPlug
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 51
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 52
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 53
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Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 59
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 60
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - 61
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Crossing the Line: The 60-Year-Old Bird
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover3
Canadian Yachting May 2018 - Cover4
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