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AUTOTETHER – Wireless Kill Switch Lanyard, MOB System, Peace of Mind

I spend a great deal of time alone on the boat, and recently I’ve encountered big water and experienced concern about what could happen if I stumbled, or the boat pitched, and I went overboard. Unless I’d shut the boat … Continue reading

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AutoTether – An In-depth Review

COMING SOON! – We’ve purchased an AutoTether Wireless Lanyard System and will be installing it in ‘Kokomo’. The concerns about falling overboard are greatly lessened with the addition of this award-winning man-overboard device. Details of the installation, the folks we … Continue reading

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IMTRA introduces a truly waterproof multi-directional cockpit spreader light …

Marine-Rated Light Offers Water Intrusion Prevention and Maximum Flexibility with 42-degree Rotation New Bedford, MA – Imtra, the leading importer and supplier of quality marine products, announced today the availability of the IML Cockpit Spreader Light. The only waterproof light … Continue reading

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Heavy-duty ROPE for your heavy-duty winch …

I’ve switched my winch to a rope vs. the steel cable or nylon strap usually employed to move heavy boats on or off the trailer. It’s called Amsteel Blue, and it utilizes Dutch technology which makes it several times stronger … Continue reading

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In case of emergency – Cruise with a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB)

Recently, I picked the top 3 units out there, researched them thoroughly, and bought one for my boat. This recounts the quick, easy process for registering a PLB, how I came to buy the one I did and the peace … Continue reading

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An Excellent Portable Refrigerator/Freezer for your Yacht!

Like many yachting folks, I have found the need for a supplemental freezer to be a high priority, especially when setting course into ‘marina-less’ waters, which are where I want to go most of the time. I finally purchased a … Continue reading

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CAFRAMO: Top-Quality Marine Fans; RARE Customer Service

by Steve Reeves In “Kokomo”, my Rosborough RF-246, I have two 6” fans mounted to the ceiling, in the forward corners of the wheelhouse. They come in handy in the summer for cooling, and in the winter for defrosting the … Continue reading

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“Mayday, Mayday, Mayday …” Transmit your ID info and exact position at the push of a button in an emergency with DSC …

Your delightful weekend cruise from Pt. Townsend, WA – Friday Harbor, WA in the San Jaun Islands has turned to a nightmare. One minute you’re laughing at one of Hal’s out-of-date jokes – a fine example of Audrey’s famous Bloody … Continue reading

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