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Flexible Solar Panels

By Daniel Harding | Posted February 2016

Solar panels—especially foldable ones—aren’t just for sailors anymore.

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Sea Eagle Needlenose 126 Standup Paddleboard

By Daniel Harding | Posted November 2015

“As for the unique needlenose bow, I thought it was just a marketing ploy until I gently glided through the wake of a passing Sea Ray I was sure would put me in the water.”

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Yeti Hopper 30

By Daniel Harding | Posted October 2015

A warm sunny day on the water and cold beverages go together like, well, a sunny day on the water and cold beverages. That’s why us boaters—perhaps more than any other group—...

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A Damage Control Kit for Your Boat

By Daniel Harding | Posted October 2015

Designed to help you deal with an assortment of leaks, ranging from a fuel-line rupture to a hull breach, most products in this set are relatively simple to use.

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How to Lasso a Piling

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted October 2015

With practice, you should be able to lasso a piling with a mooring line from, say, 8 or 10 feet off.

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Tested: Sperry Boat Shoes

By Daniel Harding | Posted September 2015

Both of these new releases from sperry promise boaters superior grip and lightning-fast drying times. We tested them out to see if their claims hold water.

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Linesmanship Quiz

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2015

Know your knots? Prove it.

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Wooden Watches

By Daniel Harding | Posted August 2015

There is something inherently nautical about finely crafted woodwork.

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Wakejet Cruise

By Daniel Harding | Posted July 2015

The board is capable of sending riders soaring atop the waves at speeds between 20 and 25 knots.

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Protect your tablet and mount it too

By Daniel Harding | Posted June 2015

In recent years, tablets have morphed from being excessive toys into serious pieces of navigation equipment.

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Best Boating Gifts for Father's Day 2015

By Daniel Harding | Posted June 2015

From spirits and Sperrys to electronics and survival tools, you’ll find something for today’s boater here.

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15 Essential Tools For Your Boat

By Capt. Steve Creel | Posted May 2015

With only so much space onboard, sometimes it’s hard to know which tools to bring, and which to leave behind. Let our expert help you out with that.

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Torqeedo Electric Marine-Motors

By Daniel Harding | Posted May 2015

How well do you know Torqeedo, an innovator in the world of electric propulsion for boats? You'll know more after you read this.

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Schiller X1 Founder’s Edition Bike-Boat

By Daniel Harding | Posted April 2015

Power is generated by pedaling, transferred via Gates Carbon Drive belts—designed to withstand corrosive environments—to twin oscillating props. Steering of the props is done via...

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The Jetovator

By Daniel Harding | Posted April 2015

Gone are the days where waterskis and tubes were the most sought-after water toys. They’ve been replaced instead by jet-powered watercraft that send users soaring through...

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Hydra Series Dive Mask/Camera

By Daniel Harding | Posted March 2015

The Hydra 720 from Liquid Image allows you to photograph the underwater world.

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A Lightweight Electric Bike for Boaters

By Daniel Harding | Posted January 2015

The electric bicycle from Gocycle is something you really need to see to believe. It works like a normal bike, except at the push of a button it can propel you to 20 mph thanks to...

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Boat Cleaner’s Tool Kit

By Christopher White | Posted December 2014

Everyone who owns or maintains a boat should invest in the right tools for the job.

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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.

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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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