IBEX 2007: What's New in LEDs?

by Sail Staff, Posted October 12, 2007
On Thursday afternoon, David DeHorn, the National Sales Manager for AquaSignal (www.aquasignal.net) – maker of LED navigation lights, gave a surprisingly candid seminar about the state of LED (Light Emitting Diode) lighting technology. And by candid we mean he didn’t shy away in the least from discussing both the advantages and disadvantages of LED
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IBEX Innovation Awards

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2007
While the IBEX innovation award judges are busy deciding this year’s winners (check back next week for the results), here are three nominees that caught our attention. Admittedly, IBEX skews toward the powerboat side, but there was plenty or gear, gadgets, and technology that could easily be used on a sailboat.

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IBEX 2007 Photo Gallery

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2007


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Welcome to IBEX

by Sail Staff, Posted October 11, 2007
The 2007 International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference kicked off Wednesday in Miami, featuring over 800 companies showcasing the latest in boatbuilding design and repair. While the three-day event isn’t aimed at the retail sailor, much of the gear and technology on display could be coming to a sailboat, boatbuilder, or boat yard near you soon. And that's why we sent SAIL associate
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Ties That Bind

by Sail Staff, Posted October 9, 2007
If your boat is equipped with Karver blocks, you can now add an additional upgrade by investing in Karver’s rope shackles (compatible with KB6, KB8, KB10, KN12, KB8c, KB10C, and KB12C blocks). The rope shackles are lighter per given strength rating than stainless steel shackles, won’t scratch up your deck, and are noiseless. Moreover, the rope shackles are purported to be easier to open than
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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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