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Having the right kind of gear aboard a sailboat is essential, not only to its performance, but the safety of the crew. With this in mind, SAIL not only reviews a wide variety of equipment, including foul weather gear, life jackets, sails, rope, electronics, paints and spars, but recognizes the very best of the best every year through its Pittman Innovation Awards.
When we bought our Allied Seabreeze sloop several years ago, the head and attendant systems were, at best, adequate. Nothing smelled, everything worked, but clearly we would have to upgrade at some point. Over the years, we replaced the sea toilet, went through several repair kits and researched options to upgrade the full system, including Read More
As with sails, engines and winches, sailors tend to be brand-loyal when it comes to foulweather gear. But what actually makes a good set of foulies? The Fabrics Take one look at the jackets on display at a boat show or sailing store and it’s clear that we’re not dealing with the Gorton’s Fisherman outfit Read More
Check out some of these small-boat add-ons and make yourself better prepared for that next overnight on the hook—or on the beach. Pro Drybag from Subtech Sports Click for more details Cobb Premier Grill Click for more details Magna Compact Kitchen Click for more Read More
What SUP? The AIRIS HardTop inflatable SUP from Walker Bay uses the company’s proprietary RigiDeck construction to provide a solid feel underfoot when you’re paddling around, but it can be deflated and stowed in a convenient carrying case. There are attachment points on the board to strap down gear, and the new HollowDeck feature allows Read More
Bright Without the Bite The Thermacell Camp Lantern pumps out 300 lumens of light and has up to 50 hours of output at the highest of its three settings. What’s more, it uses Thermacell’s patented insect repellent technology to create a 15ft-by-15ft insect-free zone around itself. The lantern is water-resistant and features a battery Read More
Rinse Off Right Available in 4.7gal, 8gal and 13gal models, Big Kahuna Portable Showers stow easily and run off 12-volt power, providing you with a nice washdown after a day of playing in the sea and sun, a refreshing shower to start your day, or a freshwater option for washing down your gear. Starting at Read More
Shelter From the Storm The Escapist Tarp from Sea to Summit is lightweight and waterproof, and has eight tie-down points with cord adjusters to attach it securely wherever you want to set it up (say, over the boom and down around the cockpit). Or if you just want to set it up on shore for Read More
The 10-piece gourmet “nesting” stainless steel cookware set from Magma includes a 10in-diameter sauté/frying pan, a set of 1½ qt, 2qt and 3qt saucepans, a 5 qt stock-pot, one lid for the stock-pot and frying pan, and another for all of the saucepans, two removable handles and a bungee cord to keep it all together. Read More
The Cobb Premier Grill can roast, bake, grill, smoke, boil and fry. Heck, you can even make a pizza with this thing. It is compact and lightweight (just shy of 9lb and 12in tall), and thanks to Cobb’s patented design, stays cool to the touch and is virtually smokeless when compared to a traditional Read More
The 45-liter Pro Drybag from Subtech Sports is waterproof to a depth of 164ft and features an internal electronics pocket for extra protection. Reinforced backpack handles make it easy to drag the bag around from the boat to the beach. The large stowage capacity should be plenty for a night or even a Read More