Here’s incontrovertible proof that today’s sailors have it easier than their forebears. The TugTub is a portable floating hot tub that takes just five minutes to deploy and an hour to heat to 104 degrees, providing even the lowliest weekend cruiser with an amenity worthy of a megayacht. Larry Ellison, eat your heart out! The tubs can be used in fresh and salt water, and employ an 88,000BTU LPG heater that weighs about 25lb and includes a digital temperature control and a set of quick-connect fittings for attaching LPG and water hoses. TugTubs are available with seats or flat bottoms for two or four people. Each tub comes with a carrying bag. A number of accessories are available, including—of course!—cup holders. Prices start at $11,495. For more information, visit www.tugtub.com.
Antal: QR Clutch
Get a Grip Italian deck gear maker Antal’s two new QR clutches not only have high holding power—up to 3,500lb for the QR10 and 4,800lb for the QR12—they can be opened and released under maximum load, so there’s no longer any need to take up the strain on a winch before freeing a ...read more