Chris Grech

Chris Grech is the Product Editor for Allcoast Media.

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May 31, 2016

FLIR Ocean Scout TK

by Chris Grech

FLIR recently announced the FLIR Ocean Scout TK, the marine industry's first sub-$600, pocket-sized thermal vision monocular. Enabled by FLIR's revolutionary low-cost Lepton micro camera core, the Ocean Scout TK is making thermal imaging technology even more accessible to boaters.

The smallest and most affordable model in the FLIR Ocean Scout series, the TK creates high-contrast images using heat, rather than visible light. As a result, the Ocean Scout TK makes it possible to see the differences in temperature and heat emitted by boats, buoys/channel markers, and landmarks such as inlets, jetties and docks in total darkness. It can reveal people that have fallen overboard and marine life breaking the surface of the water up to 130 yards away.

Pocket-sized and designed for one-handed use, the FLIR Ocean Scout TK is designed to withstand rain, wind, and even a drop in shallow water. This latest monocular can also store up to 1,000 JPEG images and four hours of video. The FLIR Ocean Scout TK runs on a rechargeable internal Li-Ion cell battery for 5 hours or more. It's only 4 inches long, weighs 6 ounces and can operate in temps from -4°F to 104°. The Ocean Scout TK is available worldwide through established FLIR dealers.


May 26, 2016

AFTCO Spangled LS Sun Shirt & National Trucker Hat

by Chris Grech

Show your true colors this summer with AFTCO! The American Fishing Tackle Company has been a staple in the tackle industry since 1958. For more than 50 years, the AFTCO name has stood for USA quality and dependability, backed by a family-owned company that ranks among the world's most highly regarded saltwater fishing tackle manufacturers. AFTCO Roller Guides and Roller Tops, Unibutts, Taper Tip Gaffs, Roller Troller Outrigger Clips, Fighting Belts and Harnesses, Fishing Gloves and more, are found on top sport fishing boats worldwide. That long history of dependable products is now reflected in their clothing line specifically designed for anglers.

The AFTCO Spangled LS Sun Shirt keeps you dry, comfortable and cool thanks to it's moisture wicking fabric. This long sleeve sun protection shirt boasts UPF 50 to block 98% of harmful UV rays from the sun. It's constructed of 100% polyester and is available is base colors of white, silver and royal. Each AFTCO Spangled LS Sun Shirt comes with very cool red, white and blue graphics so you can proudly display your love for this great country.

Take your patriotism to the next level with the AFTCO National Trucker Hat. It features a metal AFTCO fish logo badge front and center on this low profile six panel hat. This 100% cotton mesh trucker hat features a low profile crown, fish trim across the crown seal and the icing on the cake is the custom AFTCO snapback enclosure. Oh yeah, it's Red, White and Blue too!

Happy Memorial Day!

Spangled LS Sun Shirt - $35.00
National Trucker Hat - $22.00