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“Every sailor’s ditty bag ought to have one of these things in it,” proclaimed one of our judges. Many of those ditty bags will, of course, belong to racers (dinghy sailors in particular will like the flying cleat for handling loaded working lines more comfortably), but we think cruisers will ultimately find the most creative uses.
Billing itself as the “world’s smallest PLB,” Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 measures just 3in high by 2in wide and 1in deep. Specific features include a retractable antenna, 66-channel GPS receiver, fully functional 406MHz satellite transmitter, a 121.5MHz homing beacon and a strobe.
Garmin’s GNX 20 and 21 instruments allow trimmers, drivers and navigators to get all the information they want, when they want it, no matter what the conditions. Measuring 4in across, the glass-bonded, monochrome displays feature over 50 different vessel parameters, including depth, wind, speed, course over ground, distance to waypoint and other navigational data.