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Safety Gear: Cobham Survivor+ Inflatable PFD/Liferaft


I always enjoy attending the Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, a commercial marine show, because it often serves as a glimpse into the future of recreational boating. This year I discovered that “the future is now” when I walked by the small unassuming display of…

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Expanded Gift Guide for 2016


With the holidays around the corner, it’s time to start getting creative for our boat enthusiast friends and family. To get you started, we supplied a few ideas in our Nov/Dec issue, with the promise of more to come. Well, that time is now. Use…

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Gift Guide: Garmin GPSMAP 742xs [NEW]

Garmin GPSMAP 742xs

Time for an upgrade to your vessels navigation but discouraged by high prices? The Garmin GPSMap 742xs might be the solution for you. Garmin describes the 742xs as “designed for the budget-conscious customer who desires premium features.” This 7 inch, touchscreen, display comes packaged with…

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Gift Guide: ACR AISLink Personal Man Overboard Beacon [NEW]


This is the newest in boater safety.  A necessity for those who boat alone, with other unexperienced boaters, heck for everyone on the water.  Attach the ARC AISLink Personal Man Overboard Beacon to your inflatable hydrostatic PFD.  This isn’t hydrostatic but automatic via a mechanical switch. …

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Gift Guide: MagicEzy Hairline Fix [NEW]

MagicEzy products

The perfect gift for the DIYer or for anyone who likes to futz around the boat fixing things.  This magic sealant works to fix stress cracks in your gelcoat without all the work and expertise that accompanies applying new gelcoat.  Available in 10 popular colors…

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Gift Guide: ACR CStrobe H2O [NEW]

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Safety gear is important because it gives us peace of mind.  The ACR CStrobe H20 is a unique LED beacon light that can be attached to a PFD.  It can be activated manually or when it is set to “armed” mode it will automatically activate…

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Gift Guide: Nite Ize Reusable Gear Tie

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These gear ties are a must have for every boater.  Whether to keep your lines organized, your extension cords, or to secure your fishing rods, you can’t go wrong with these gear ties.  Brightly colored, easy to use, and reusable.  Available in two packs from…

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