- Jul 02, 2014
- Apr 22, 2014
- Apr 15, 2014
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?
The simple but clever ecotop beverage cover allows you to enjoy hot and cold drinks in even the roughest weather without having to worry about spills. Composed of a polypropylene base with a system of silicone gaskets, the ecotop is available in a variety of fun colors, is dishwater safe and is easy to install and remove from most 3in-diameter cups or mugs.
Ronstan’s new Quick-Lock winch handles have a proprietary “auto quick-locking mechanism” that allows you to immediately place the drive head of the handle into a winch socket without first rotating a knob or pushing a button. The handle’s stainless steel locking lever automatically holds the handle in place—no more wasting time lining up buttons in the middle of a tack or gybe.
Gill’s latest sailing pants and shorts are fully waterproof and have reinforced panels on the seat and knees to provide durable protection on wet and abrasive deck surfaces. For those with especially tender tushies, there are also specially designed internal seat pockets into which you can slide a Gill short pad to add some “cushioned support” when sitting on a hard deck.