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The AnchorBuoy is a hands-off marker that deploys with the hook to let you and others know where your anchor is set. A solar-charged electric motor (powered by a lithium ion battery) tends 115 feet of 200-pound braided line and adjusts the AnchorBuoy to waves, tides and currents, and winds the line during retrieval. A stainless-steel trip-line hoop is included for retrieving a fouled anchor, and the unit features blue LEDs for easier spotting at night. $329. The Anchor Buoy, Garden City, Idaho, (208) 850-5319. www.theanchorbuoy.com

October 2014 issue


SpotCast weather

Ocens SpotCast is a worldwide weather service for SMS-capable satellite phones. Ocens says it overcomes the low-bandwidth data capability of handheld sat phones with short-form weather reports generated automatically for the device’s GPS position. Available for the Iridium 9575, Inmarsat IsatPhone Pro, inReach SE and smartphones with GPS. Subscriptions for 24-, 48- and 72-hour forecasts start at $6 a month. Ocens, Des Moines, Washington, (206) 878-8270.


September 2014 issue



Simrad Broadband sounder

Simrad’s BSM-3 Broadband sounder with CHIRP can reach depths of 10,000 feet and incorporates bottom color tracking, split zoom controls and a selection of scroll speeds and transmit power settings. It’s optimized for use with Simrad’s NS Series multifunction displays and is compatible with the range of Airmar transducers, including Airmar’s wide-angle CHIRP series. Starting at $1,999. Simrad Yachting, Nashua, New Hampshire, (800) 628-448.


September 2014 issue



My Boat app for iPad

Intelligent Maintenance’s My Boat app for the iPad automatically syncs the data from the company’s What’s On My Boat iPhone app. Features include a dashboard with reminders, trips and costs; equipment inventory; service history; backup and sharing between devices; and multiple boat setups. $19.99 in the App Store.


September 2014 issue




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

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