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Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 personal locator beacon is about a third smaller than other PLBs and alerts search-and-rescue services via satellite, a 121.5 MHz homing beacon and a high-intensity strobe. It’s certified by Cospas-Sarsat for compatibility with the 406 MHz satellite system and is approved for use in North America by the Federal Communications Commission. $299. Datrex, Miami, (321) 626-5779. www.datrex.com


June 2014 issue


Raymarine Dragonfly7

Raymarine’s Dragonfly sonar and GPS/plotter is now available with a 7-inch widescreen display and optional overhead mounting. Like the original model, the Dragonfly7’s Uni-Controller scrolls through menus, while two dedicated CHIRP sonar channels provide simultaneous views of the sonar and DownVision images. From $849.99 (including transom transducer). Raymarine, Nashua, N.H., (603) 324-7995. www.raymarine.com

June 2014 issue



Chafe protection

Sailors often use duct tape on lifelines and stanchions to protect sails from chafe, but Waterline’s leather patches provide a proper fix. They’re available in three sizes for different style lines and stanchions, and sewing the cuff (with prepunched holes) closed takes just a few minutes, according to the manufacturer. Each pack contains two protectors, two needles and waxed polyester yarn, plus instructions. $13.95 (U.S.). Waterline Design, Solna, Sweden. www.waterlinedesign.se

June 2014 issue



Bertucci AquaX

Bertucci rolls out the AquaX, a nautical and water sports-themed collection of colorful watches that are water-resistant to more than 300 feet and weigh just 2.3 ounces. Titanium cases and wider wristbands (in DX3 nylon, Tridura and water-resistant leather) offer “unmatched comfort and long-lasting durability,” according to Bertucci. $239. Bertucci Watches, Guernee, Ill., (866) 665-7327. www.bertucciwatches.com


June 2014 issue


Trent PowerPak Ultra USB-based devices charger

The Trent PowerPak Ultra keeps USB-based devices charged while outdoors. It features a rugged exterior and an IP-67 waterproof rating for protection against drops and immersion. With 14,000 mAh of power, it offers several times the capacity of a smartphone battery and charges any combination of phones, tablets or other USB devices. $69.95. New Trent, Fremont, Calif., (510) 226-6268.


April 2014 issue


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