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Gill footwear

Made for performance and comfort, Gill’s new Deck Tech Race Trainer offers grip and stability in rough conditions, when it’s most needed. With non-marking soles that feature multidirectional dispersal channels, the shoes prevent aquaplaning to keep boaters in contact with the deck and on their feet. Marine-grade materials and cushioned soles provide comfort and durability. $125. Gill North America, Buford, Georgia, (941) 505-2111. www.gillna.com

 September 2014 issue


Battery converter/charger

Progressive Dynamics says its Intelli-Power PD2100 series chargers provide a “rapid recharge” and two to three times longer battery life. A microprocessor monitors battery voltage and automatically selects one of four operating modes for optimum charging. Available with output ratings of 20 to 80 amps, the units are programmable for charging lead-acid, gel-cell and AGM batteries. $315 (40-amp). Progressive Dynamics, Marshall, Michigan, (269) 781-4241.


September 2014 issue

Ocean Racing sunglasses

Ocean Racing has added the Newport, Biscayne and Mackinaw (pictured) to its line of sunglasses for boaters. The glasses are sold direct online, offering the performance, durability and quality of popular premium brands at a lower cost, according to the company. The sunglasses come with a clamshell case and a microfiber cloth bag. $60. Ocean Racing, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan,

(313) 680-6844. www.oceanracing.com


August 2014 issue


Whoosh 10

The Whoosh 10 inflatable water mat by Rave holds up to eight users (900 pounds) and can be used for a variety of activities or as a platform for skiing or wakeboarding.

It features commercial-grade drop-stitch construction and a heavy-duty anchor point and includes a double-action hand pump. $700. Rave Sports, St. Paul, Minnesota,

(800) 659-0790. www.ravesports.com


August 2014 issue



The WeatherFlow turns your iOS or Android devices into a wind meter to measure speed, direction and average gusts. Download the app, plug the meter into your device and hold it high facing into the wind. The manufacturer promises better accuracy than “any other handheld anemometer on the market.” $34.95. WeatherFlow, Scotts Valley, California,

(800) 946-3225. www.weatherflow.com


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