The new Zephyr Softshell jacket from Atlantis WeatherGear combines the warmth of a fleece midlayer with a “Sheerline” softshell laminate that repels water like an outer layer, offering the best of both worlds without a lot of bulk. When the spray or rain really starts to fly, just pull over a conventional shell, the same as you would with any other fleece jacket. The Zephyr is available in both men's and women’s sizes. The latter is cut a little narrower around the waist and wider in the hips, for a more comfortable fit. Wrist enclosures keep your forearms snug, while a zip-up collar helps protect your neck. A handy chest pocket allows you to keep small items, like a knife or sunblock close at hand. For more on the Zephyr Softshell jacket, visit www.atlantisweathergear.com.
Installing a Helm Pod
Our 1987 Pearson project boat came with an elderly but functioning Raymarine chartplotter, located belowdecks at the nav station. Since I usually sail solo or doublehanded, it was of little use down there—it needed to be near the helm. When I decided to update the plotter along ...read more