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Accordion boarding ladder

GR8-White is expanding the Accordion Gangplank line, which accommodates boaters who are looking for an easier means of boarding and disembarking or providing access for pets that won’t climb ladders. The Accordion Gangplank II features a wider staircase and a shallower climbing angle. MSRP is $499. GR8-White, Naples, Fla., (888) 855-1804.

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Vaavud wind meter

The Vaavud wireless wind meter is used with an iOS device or Samsung smartphone. It uses two small magnets in the rotor to connect to the device — no electronics. The phone’s built-in magnetic field sensor detects when the magnets rotate and converts the rotations to wind speeds using algorithms. Vaavud is compatible with all iOS devices and Samsung Galaxy SII, SIII and S4 phones. It retails for $50 at www.vaavud.com.

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Nv chart set

Nv Charts’ Region 3.1 chart set covers the waters from Watch Hill, R.I., to Chatham, Mass., as well as Nantucket, the Elizabeth Islands, Buzzard’s Bay, Block Island and Block Island Sound, and Narragansett Bay. The set includes two passage charts, 19 coastal charts and 24 detail areas, plus a CD and a pilot book. The charts also can be viewed on the Nv Charts mobile app (iOS and Android). The set sells for $79.80 at www.nvcharts.com.

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Larson Electronics LED boat light

This high-intensity LED boat light (model LEDPB10W-120X2E) emits more than 10,000 lumens and is wrapped in a rugged aluminum housing. At 120 watts and 10 amps, it uses less power than comparable halogen lamps, yet offers a higher output, according to Larson. The light retails for $849.95. Larson Electronics, Kemp, Texas, (214) 616-6180. www.larsonelectronics.com

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Hobie Mirage Sport Kayak

The Mirage Sport polyethylene kayak can be used for exploring, fishing, bird watching — even sailing, with the optional rig.

Features include Hobie’s MirageDrive pedal propulsion system, a movable seat with an adjustable back, two built-in rod holders, the Lowrance Ready system for installing electronics and a retractable rudder.

It measures 9 feet, 7 inches and weighs 53 pounds. MSRP is $1,799. Hobie Cat, Oceanside, Calif., (760) 758-9100. www.hobiecat.com

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