Gear

Wireless AIS

by Adam Cort, Posted April 29, 2013

You can now access critical AIS information the conventional way—via a chartplotter and NMEA or USB connection—or wirelessly using a smartphone or tablet with Vesper Marine’s Class B AIS XB-8000 WiFi transponder.


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Until recently, when melting ice began opening up the Northwest Passage to more sailors, it was largely considered the “Arctic Grail” of high-latitude cruising.


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On-the-Go Puppy Potty

by Adam Cort, Posted April 24, 2013

It’s windy, rough and pouring rain, and as you watch your neighbor row “Bowser” to shore, you look at your own canine chum and think—time to pull out the Pet Loo.


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Pain-free Pumping

by Adam Cort, Posted April 22, 2013

Oil changes are vital to keeping your engine running its best. But traditional oil transfer pumps, boat oil pumps and oil extractors are often difficult to use.


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Shiny Canvas Covers

by Adam Cort, Posted April 14, 2013

Pity the poor boat cover that gets coated with an assortment of filth, including grit, mold, bird droppings and any filth that happens to fall from the sky.


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