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Volvo Penta's Forward Drive (FWD) propulsion system earned an NMMA Innovation Award at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show. The forward drive as you can see refers to the props being on the forward side of the outdrive. It pulls much like a plane. . . Read More

Date: 5/9/2015

Installing a battery switch has never been easier now that BEP has brought out the EZ mount. The advantage of the mount is that the cover can be removed to access the terminals. The switch will combine well with BEPs bus bars and fuses for a cluster. . . Read More

Date: 5/5/2015

If there was one electronic device you could take offshore with you, what would you choose. Cell phone, GPS, PLB or satellite navigator?

InReach lets your fiends see where you are and follow your adventure, you can text messages back to them and there. . . Read More

Date: 4/22/2015

EasyMoor is a boathook that can thread a line through a ring on a mooring buoy. This makes tying up to a morring ball a lot easier than hanging over the side.

EasyMoor works by the end of the boathook being pushed through the ring. Next the boathook. . . Read More

Date: 4/12/2015

Astra Yachts esa smart watch is something new in displays for boat instruments. The esa watch will display the data from your boats instruments, like wind data, boat speed COG and SOG. The watch pick up the data through Wi-Fi.

The watch has a touch. . . Read More

Date: 4/3/2015

ACR introduced two new Coast Guard-approved distress flares at the Miami boat show in February; the Aurora Red Hand flare and the Orange Hand smoke signal.

So what is the big deal why are they of importance. The answer is they promise better shelf. . . Read More

Date: 3/22/2015

Garmins new venture is a long way from GPS and on he road navigation. This new sonar is aimed directly at the recreational fisherman.

Garmin Panoptix is a multi-beam transducer that utilizing phased-array scanning sonar technology, ideal for recreational. . . Read More

Date: 3/22/2015

This interesting design for a block is made from one piece of plastic. The Nub is a simple, light block which can take great loads with no moving parts and minimal friction.

A further benefit is that the Nub is cheap a pair of Nubs will cost under. . . Read More

Date: 3/14/2015

Dr Sails is a two-component epoxy adhesive ideal for fast and flexible and underwater curing and is especially designed to repair sails.

Companies like saillrite make sewing machines so sailors can repair sails, but they are expensive and bulky, so. . . Read More

Date: 2/15/2015

Italian Manufacturer Nettuno has this interesting telescoping folding Bimini. The arch or roll bar mounts aft of the cockpit or area to be covered. When needed the canvas is opened up and the forward bar angled down into position. The forward bar is. . . Read More

Date: 2/12/2015

There are no hard and fast times to replace your boats standing rigging, so regular inspection will help you know when to replace any stays. At the end of the season a thorough check leaves you time to make changes, while a quick check at the beginning. . . Read More

Date: 2/12/2015

This is an interesting quick connect from Tylaska Marine Hardware. To be able to remove a wire shroud without pulling clevis pins is a welcome boon.

The Tylaska quick connect works with wire sizes up to 1/8 inch. However plans for larger sizes are. . . Read More

Date: 1/24/2015

Rope ladders are one way to climb a rig. You can pull the ladder up the mast with a halyard and then you are able to ascend the mast without assistance, like you would need with a bosuns chair.

Rope ladders however suffer from twisting as they are. . . Read More

Date: 1/10/2015

An alternative to Swage Rigging Terminals are swageless terminals also called mechanical terminals.

The beauty of the Swageless fitting is it does not require specialized tools. All you need is a method of cutting the wire to length and then 2 wrenches.. . . Read More

Date: 1/6/2015

Forward Sailing is a company at the pointed end of performance sailing. These days boat speeds have been not just been increasing but leaping upwards and crashing at these high speeds can hurt. So for protection at these speeds and to provide warmth,. . . Read More

Date: 12/24/2014

Here is a new option for covering your cockpit against the elements. Boat Tent is unusual in that there are no poles needed to support the tent. Inflatable tubes are used to support the structure.

The tent looks like it has minimal windage problem. . . Read More

Date: 12/12/2014
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