Gear

Years in the making, the new Tusk from renowned knife-maker Spyderco takes sailing-knife design to a point where engineering truly becomes art. Where to begin?


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Boye’s Cobalt Folding Knife is ideal for “harsh, humid and wet environments,” and is a great overall knife that can be easily handled and maintained. 


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Staying in Reach: DeLorme SE Satellite Messenger

by Ben Ellison, Posted August 15, 2014

“Two way” doesn’t just refer to the fact that a DeLorme inReach handheld satellite messenger/tracker lets you text back and forth with people pretty much like a cellphone. I also tested the system shoreside by loaning a sample inReachSE model to friends Doug and Dale Bruce when they went on a cruise to some remote islands south of New Zealand.


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Three Apps for Ocean Protection

by Rachel Kashdan, Posted August 12, 2014

From an app that analyzes your baby’s cry to one that can determine if a watermelon is ripe, there seems to be little an app cannot do. So why not use apps to lend a hand to the planet? Here are three apps that help ocean-lovers do their part to save the seas.  


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In SAIL’s June issue, we reviewed 10 of the best apps for navigation (“Navigating the App World”). One thing I emphasized was the importance of an app being able to use data from ActiveCaptain. But what is ActiveCaptain and how does it work?


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