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PYI Whisper 5-blade Max-Prop

by Adam Cort, Posted September 16, 2013
PYI’s Whisper 5-blade Max-Prop uses an impressive five blades to provide a combination of quiet operation and thrust, especially when motoring against a strong headwind or into powerful seas.
Forespar’s new Tea Tree Power mold, mildew and odor eliminator is a natural air cleaner formulated specifically for marine use. Non-toxic and biodegradable, it uses pure distilled Australian tea tree oil, which includes a number of different antiseptic and antimicrobial agents.
Two years ago, Island Packet 485 sailor Don Hyde got sick of shuffling through 35 pounds of manuals every time he needed to complete a maintenance job on his boat. What if, he thought, those manuals existed online on one consolidated site?
Honda Marine’s BF2.3hp four-stroke outboard weighs just 29.5lb and has a larger 0.29gal internal fuel tank that in combination with its improved fuel efficiency allows it to run for up to 60 minutes at full throttle. A centrifugal clutch makes switching into gear a snap, and the engine is air-cooled, so you never have to worry about a water pump getting plugged by sand or weeds in the shallows.
Walker Bay, the same company that brought the sailing world its now ubiquitous injection-molded dinghies, has introduced a redesgined version of what it calls a “boat in a bag.”
Even in a world chock-o-block full of digital marvels, the H22FX flashlight stands out as one nifty piece of equipment.

Portable Nav Lights

by Adam Cort, Posted April 30, 2013
Norway’s Navisafe offers a number of portable battery-powered U.S. Coast Guard-approved running lights, including a white standard navigation light, a Navi TriColor light and, most recently, the Navi rescue light.

On-the-Go Puppy Potty

by Adam Cort, Posted April 24, 2013
It’s windy, rough and pouring rain, and as you watch your neighbor row “Bowser” to shore, you look at your own canine chum and think—time to pull out the Pet Loo.

Robship's Hook & Moor

by Adam Cort, Posted March 15, 2013
Robship’s Hook & Moor uses a rotating, bearing-driven “hook” to reliably thread a line with a loop on the end through a ring or cleat with a simple pull or push.

Get a Grip on Your Winch Handles

by Sail Staff, Posted August 20, 2012
While it’s true that just about any winch handle will turn a winch, that’s no reason not to think carefully when purchasing one. Selecting the right handle for a particular boat or application will make not only make your sailing more efficient but more enjoyable as well.
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