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Boat Cleaner’s Tool Kit

By Christopher White | Posted December 2014

If you’ve got a boat, then you’ve got to keep it clean. Some products are better at helping you do that than others. We picked some of the best. Find out what they are...

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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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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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Joystick Control without the Pods

By Eric Colby | Posted October 2013

Many boat owners are looking for the simplicity and control of joystick maneuverability. But the pods or jet drives that were part of the deal may not always be welcome aboard....

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SWIMS

By Christopher White | Posted September 2013

If you’re looking for a new pair of water-friendly boat shoes that you can wear from the beach to the boat deck to the yacht club, look no further than a pair of SWIMS.

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Royal White Shrimp Boots

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted September 2013

Capt. Bill Pike's Pick Royals are super-comfy and supple because they, unlike most PVC shrimp boots you see kickin’ around, reportedly have real rubber in them, thanks...

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Orpine Wash & Wax

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2013

Capt. Bill Pike's Pick A couple of months ago, after completing a sea trial on a big yacht that fairly glistened in the sun, I asked the captain, “Hey Frank, whataya use...

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