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PRODUCTS & SERVICES Safer pedestal upgrades with pin and clip connector SmartPlug electrical receptacles are now available in configurations for shoreside connection, simplifying power pedestal upgrades at marinas. The units are offered in 30A, 125V and 50A, 125/250V versions, with optional separate weather doors. Traditional twist-type AC shore power connectors rely on thin, easily corroded blades for a connection—both on the boat and shoreside. With a unique pin and clip design, SmartPlug is claimed to offer 20 times the metal-to-metal contact for maximum electrical transfer. More importantly, this drastically reduces the likelihood of arcing and overheating, which are leading causes of marina and boat fires. The SmartPlug is designed to selfalign and push straight in, making it especially easy for transient boaters to use in unfamiliar marinas at night. As the connection is made, the device cleans itself. The plug automatically locks securely into the receptacle. SmartPlug weather doors are available in vertical and horizontal configurations, with 50A knockouts. New Legacy brings new benefits Canadian decking manufacturer ThruFlow has introduced the significantly upgraded Legacy XP pass-through panel to replace its popular Legacy product. “We’ve taken the existing design and feel of our legacy panel and added a more robust structure to its architecture, and new bonding technology to the GFPP material in the panel to increase its strength properties,” says ThruFlow business manager Angus Smith. “The panel will have more play and ease of installation with its elongated mounting holes, and with a ‘no tab’ option available, it will be ideal for finishing a dock or stairs,” he adds. ThruFlow has had much success in recent years with its Surge series decking, a product that offers light penetration and wave protection; the cost-effective unreinforced Impact series; and the innovative Sol series that brings solar power direct to the dock. The new Legacy XP offers yet more benefits to marina operators, and at the same price of the existing Legacy decking product. Does online learning work? In April, the Marina Industries Association (MIA) announced a commitment to fast track online learning initiatives in light of COVID-19. Since then, MIA has conducted many online regional meetings and webinars and converted two face-to-face courses for online delivery. The online Club Marine Emergency Preparedness course attracted 35 participants and 17 people participated in the online Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course. The IMM course is delivered across the globe but this was the first time it had been conducted online. Professionals from the UAE, China, Thailand and Australia took part and the course was delivered over four weeks instead of the normal four and a half day face-to-face timeframe. “Right from the get-go we were very aware of how best to compensate for the lack of physical interaction impacting on the development of long term relationships and networks that are traditionally a valuable legacy of these management courses,” said MIA CEO Colin Bransgrove. “It was clear, early on in the course that more interaction was required and optional small group discussion sessions were added to stimulate dialogue.” The review revealed that content and presentations were rated on par with face-to-face courses; the 360° marina tour was actually viewed as having benefits over a physical tour; but networking rated 3.8 against an average of 4.8 for the previous two courses. “The networking gap can be reduced with greater use of dialogue from lecturers; increasing their class interaction time and ensuring more facilitated small group discussions,” noted MIA industry education officer Vijaya Selvaraj. – September/October 2020 55

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