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Gear Up for Spring

Get ready to hit the water for the spring sailing season with a fresh kit of helpful cruising gear

April 5, 2017
patagonia, hiking bags, lightweight hiking bag, waterproof bags

Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Cinch pack 20L

Patagonia Lightweight Black Hole Cinch pack 20L Patagonia

You need a sturdy pack for adventures ashore, but it needs to stow away easily on the boat. Patagonia’s new Lightweight Black Hole Cinch Pack is made out of tough, weatherproof nylon rip-stop. The backpack features highly breathable shoulder pads and back panel, and is hydration-­system compatible — perfect for long hikes.

$79

interlux, yacht paint, boat paint

Interlux Micron WA

Interlux Micron WA Interlux

Micron WA, the newest antifouling paint from Interlux, features a water-­based, low-VOC formula with crisp colors and fast drying times. This self-polishing, ablative paint is suitable for any waters, including high-fouling locations.

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Gill, boating sneakers, yachting sneakers, boating footwear

Gill Race Trainer

Gill Race Trainer Gill

Refreshing your cruising kit for the season? Don’t forget your feet! The new Gill Race Trainers feature a grippy sole with multidirectional water-dispersal channels and midsole cushioning that’s designed to reduce foot fatigue. The lightweight design also has a spacer mesh for breathability and heat and moisture transfer.

$125

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Davis Instruments, deck tools, boating tools, yachting tools, boat tools

Davis Instruments Snap Tool Multi-Key

Davis Instruments Snap Tool Multi-Key Davis Instruments

The Snap Tool Multi-Key is a palm-size toolbox. With four hex-wrench sockets, zipper pull, Phillips and flat screwdrivers, a scraper, shackle opener, two deck-key sizes, bottle opener and even a recessed sharp blade for cutting through line, it might be the only thing you need in your pocket.

$13

FLIR, thermal camera

FLIR One Gen3 Thermal Camera

FLIR One Gen3 Thermal Camera FLIR

Make your smartphone or tablet even more brilliant by turning it into a thermal camera. The latest generation of the Flir One thermal-­imaging cameras features an adjustable connector that can fit with almost any phone case. Flir One Gen3 is available for both iPhone and Android devices. Use it for DIY projects aboard, such as troubleshooting engine or electrical issues.

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$300

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