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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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Ladybug 2200S TANCS

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2014

Capt. Bill Pike’s favorite piece of onboard gear for February 2014.

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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.

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Turks Head Bracelet

By Christopher White | Posted December 2013

Fresh Take on an Old Staple

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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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Joystick Control without the Pods

By Eric Colby | Posted October 2013

Learn more about new options that make slow-speed maneuvering easier here.

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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

Royals are super-comfy and supple because they, unlike most PVC shrimp boots you see kickin’ around, reportedly have real rubber in them, thanks to an actual rubber...

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Orpine Wash & Wax

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2013

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 for soap? To keep your boat...

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LifeProof iPhone Case

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2013

While easing into West Palm Beach after a recent sea trial, I noticed a phenomenon of sorts—everybody onboard, the captain, the dealer, and myself, had iPhones with...

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Sea Flush

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2013

Sea Flush is a tool that facilitates winterizing, unclogging thru-hull fittings, flushing out saltwater and cleaning heat exchangers/exhaust manifolds/A/C hoses and Oil Coolers on...

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Bremont “Victory” Limited Edition Watch

By Christopher White | Posted March 2013

Working in conjunction with The National Museum of the Royal Navy in Portsmouth, England, Bremont will be producing a limited number of bespoke timepieces made with original...

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Book Recommendations

By George Sass Jr. | Posted February 2013

If your case of cabin fever has become chronic, or if you’re looking to spend some time with a good read while tugging at the anchor in warmer climes, we’ve put...

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Maui Jim Seawall Sunglasses

By Kevin Koenig | Posted February 2013

The Seawalls are part of the Maui Jim On The Water Collection, featuring high-tech neutral-gray lenses that reduce 99.9 percent of the glare.

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Vol-Test XL Solenoid Voltage Tester

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted February 2013

Ideal Industries has taken up the Wiggy mantle with a new Wiggy-inspired device: the Vol-Test XL Solenoid Voltage Tester.

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New Gear for You and Your Boat

By Eric Colby | Posted June 2012

New equipment to get you ready for a summer on the water.

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Fresh products from the state of Maine

By Alyssa Haak | Posted May 2012

Made In Maine—Straight From The Pine Tree State.

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