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Why You Need a Life Raft on Your Boat

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2014

A boat fire can spread in minutes, and have dire consequences. Read one man’s tale of the time his boat caught on fire while at sea, and learn why a good life raft might be...

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Tested: Drybags for Boaters

By Christopher White | Posted September 2014

A good drybag is a necessity on a boat. Whether you’re swimming in to the beach with your wallet and phone or just want to make extra-sure your new camera stays in working...

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Tested: Foul-Weather Gear

By Christopher White | Posted July 2014

We rounded up a variety of foul-weather jackets from some well-known brands and tested them.  When the wind picks up and the clouds get dark, it’s time to pull on the...

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Lowe’s Kobalt 138-Piece Socket Set

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2014

I have used my Kobalt socket set on so many onboard projects (from rehabbing an inverter to changing secondary fuel filters) that I’d be hard pressed to count them all.

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Sperry Topsider Searacer Plus GripX3

By Kevin Koenig | Posted April 2014

An athletic sneaker with plenty of support and cushioning, the SeaRacers have changed my boat-show experience drastically, and all of my joints thank them for that.

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Gerber Evo Multi-Tool

By Christopher White | Posted April 2014

When you’ve got to fix something onboard having the right tool at the right time is a huge help.

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FLIR One

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014

The FLIR One mounts to the back of an iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S and, in conjunction with an app, turns the phone into a pocket-size thermal-imaging device.

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Grundéns Gage Weather Watch Bibs

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014

You know the Grundéns name from the thick rubber bib pants worn by fishermen the world over.

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Ladybug 2200S TANCS

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2014

Capt. Bill Pike’s favorite piece of onboard gear for February 2014. A technology called TANCS (Thermo Accelerated Nano Crystal Sanitation) might very well produce a cleaner...

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Filson Original Briefcase

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted December 2013

Capt. Bill Pike's favorite bag...

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15+ Ways to Share the Gift of Boating

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Boating’s easier than ever before—pass it on. The changes that have had an impact on the marine scene over the past decade are legion. And whether you zero in on joystick engine...

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Turks Head Bracelet

By Christopher White | Posted December 2013

Fresh Take on an Old Staple A Turks Head bracelet is a staple of nautical accessories, but there’s something about wearing one that says Hey look at me, I’m a 12-year old back...

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Capt. Tolley’s Creeping Crack Cure

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2013

Capt. Bill Pike's gear pick for patching a leak on his boat.

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