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Karver Flying Cam Cleat

by Adam Cort, Posted January 10, 2012

“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.


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The 28th ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers) finished up in St. Lucia in mid December, and a stroll around the docks at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina yielded some interesting sights. Not least among them was the number of general-purpose production cruisers that weren’t specifically built or marketed as ocean boats


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Standard Horizon Handheld HX870 Radio

by Ben Ellison, Posted March 9, 2015

These HX series handhelds are full-fledged DSC radios with all the direct/group calling and position polling features found on fixed radios.


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Having accurate tide and current information is invaluable when planning your trip through shallow waters or anticipating tidal changes when setting your anchor. Many of the popular navigation apps include tides and currents.


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New Gear for Cold Weather Sailing

by Christopher White, Posted February 12, 2015

For sailors in the northern climes, just because Old Man Winter is here doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Add these items to your kit and you’ll be better prepared for time on the water, despite the elements. 


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