Gear

The free app is available from iTunes and includes high-quality world charts, route management, wind GRIB downloads and ActiveCaptain integration. Routes, tracks and waypoints can be wirelessly transferred between your iPhone, iPad and Wi-Fi-enabled chartplotter.


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A day on the water revolves around wind, and there’s nothing more appealing than knowing where the next breeze will come from. Many weather apps provide current conditions, but PredictWind offers accurate and reliable wind forecasts.


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Gill’s new dinghy and technical-style lifejackets are configured with racing in mind, but thanks to their comfort and freedom of movement, they also work well for inshore cruising and daysailing.


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Raymarine’s new iTC-5 instrument transducer converter and i70 multifunction instruments let you bring the latest digital instrument technology to your boat without the hassle of changing out your analog transducers.


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A Compact and Powerful Beacon

by Adam Cort, Posted February 1, 2013

The McMurdo Fast Find 220 personal locator beacon measures just over 4in long and weighs less than 6 ounces, but is still waterproof to a depth of 30 feet and transmits for a minimum of 24 hours in a distress situation.


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