Gearing up for Spring

Spring sailing season is almost here, make sure you have the right gear to get back on the water this season.

ACR Globalfix V4 Epirb
ACR Globalfix V4 Epirb
The new GlobalFIX V4 from ACR is one of the lowest-cost EPIRBs on the market. Don’t let the price fool you, though — this 406 MHz EPIRB has an internal GPS and also transmits a 121.5 MHz homing frequency. Perhaps most notable is that the compact unit also features a user replaceable battery that’s good for 10 years. $400 • www.acrartex.comACR
Crewsaver Rescue C.A.S.E.
Crewsaver Rescue C.A.S.E.
Ideal for inshore and near-coastal cruisers, the Crewsaver Rescue C.A.S.E. is a platform-style buoyancy aid that can fit a crew of six. It comes in a compact valise and features a boarding ladder and five ballast pockets for stability. $1,200 • www.crewsaver.comCrewsaver
Garmin Quantix 3
Garmin Quatix 3
The quatix 3 is much more than a watch — it’s a wearable instrument. It comes pre-loaded with marine-specific features such as a compass, barometer, anchor alarm and tide data. The quatix 3 can stream NMEA 2000 information from compatible devices and control Fusion audio systems. It’s water resistant to 100 meters. $600 • www.garmin.comGarmin
Hobie Mirage
Hobie Mirage I11s
If you’re looking for a fun way to explore away from the mothership and get some exercise as well, check out the Hobie Mirage i11s inflatable kayak. This lightweight kayak offers hands-free operation with Hobie’s MirageDrive pedals, or you can attach the optional skeg for standup use. $2,000 • www.hobiecat.comHobie
Scanstrut Rokk Mini
Scanstrut Rokk Mini
Got gadgets? Now you can mount them just about anywhere using the ROKK Mini mounting systems. The line features interchangeable mounts and brackets that allow you to mount your device, such as a phone, camera, tablet or fish finder, to a rail, flat surface or even the mast. $15 and up • www.scanstrut.comScanstrut