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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.

November 2013 issue

 

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

November 2013 issue

   

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

November 2013 issue

   

Gage Nightwatch Puffy from Grundens

The lightweight Gage Nightwatch Puffy from Grundens is made from water-resistant nylon and has quilted “pockets” of water-resistant insulation that maximize body-heat retention while reducing bulk.

It can be layered under foul-weather gear or worn by itself. It’s available in sizes from XS to 5XL in orange, black and deep forest green. MSRP is $138 (3XL-5XL slightly higher). Grundens USA, Poulsbo, Wash., (800) 323-7327. www.grundens.com

November 2013 issue

   

JBL Bluetooth stereo

The JBLPRV170 AM/FM marine stereo features Bluetooth audio streaming and needs only a 3-1/2-inch cutout to install. With a 4x45-watt amplifier, it delivers crisp, clear sound, and the watertight faceplate ensures protection against the elements, according to Prospec Electronics.

The stereo also has a USB input, an auxiliary input and dual preouts.

It retails for $189.95. Prospec Electronics, Mount Pleasant, S.C.

(843) 849-9037

www.prospecelectronics.com

October 2013 issue

   

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