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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.

www.newtrent.com

April 2014 issue


   

MagixEzy fiberglass and gelcoat repair

Australia-based MagicEzy has developed repair kits to restore damaged surfaces. 9 Second Chip Fix is a nano-filler that bonds, levels and colors fiberglass in seconds without a catalyst. Hairline Fix repairs gelcoat crazing and hairline fiberglass cracks, using a colored nano bonding agent. $16.96 each (0.43-ounce tube), $30.35 one of each, $53.56 two of each.

www.nanotechrepairs.com

April 2014 issue

   

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