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Caribbean/Bahamas Bareboat Charter Companies 2008-2009

by Sail Staff, Posted November 19, 2008
Unless otherwise noted, prices shown are for a 40-foot monohull and a 38-foot catamaran for a weeklong charter in high/low season (in Tortola, if multiple bases).

800-626-5690; info@abacocharters.com; www.abacocharters.com. Charter base: Hope Town, Abaco (15 boats). Offers monohulls 28'–46' (38' monohull, $628/d) catamarans 35'–48' (37' cat, $635/d). Services: Hotel nearby.

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Rechargable Shine

by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008
Few things are finer than sitting in the cockpit on a starry night, nursing a glass of wine and sharing conversation. But sometimes it’s nice to see the other person (or the dishes that you’re serving and enjoying) as you soak up the ambiance. Black Diamond’s Apollo lamp features a 3-Watt LED lightsource that’s powered by either AAA batteries or a rechargeable battery that gives off a
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Forget Me Not

by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008
Here’s a stocking stuffer that packs a LOT of remembrance, in the form of an omni-directional 360-degree high-intensity strobe light. While nobody likes to think about MOB situations, ACR Electronics’s manually activated Waterbug SOLAS Firefly 3 strobe ranks as some of the best visual MOB protection one can have, aiding both the MOB and those back aboard. The unit features an easy-to-use sliding
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Dry Hikers

by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008
One of the great things about sailing is that you never quite know where your travels will take you. If you’re a cruiser, there are usually trails to be hiked in far-flung destinations, and if you’re a racer you’ve undoubtedly found yourself ashore in not-so-ideal weather conditions, waiting to see what the RC will do. Sure, you could wear your foul-weather gear, but chances are good that muddy
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Mystery Science

by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008
According to manufacturer Weems and Plath, there’s a certain amount of mystery surrounding the “how-it-works” question when considering their Storm Glass. This unique, handsome bronze instrument comes filled with a proprietary solution and crystals, which rise up in the glass tube during certain weather events and settle back down during other conditions. While Weems and Plath mention that the
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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