Going Green with Gear

Make your life aboard more eco-friendly with items to help you stay off the grid and even get around town.

Using a wind generator to fill the batteries on board makes a lot of sense; however, many cruisers have been put off by the noise that some models make. The new Air Silent X wind generator uses the proven Air X turbine, but with new quiet carbon-fiber blades. Already have an Air X unit? The new blades are available as a retrofit kit. $1,455 (whole unit), $360 (blades only); www.emarineinc.comAir Silent X Wind Generator
Cruising sailors are often carless, but the Revelo Flex electric bike might be the next best thing. Folded up, the Flex can easily stow in a locker, and it weighs just 33 pounds. The bike is ready to ride in about 10 seconds, and the battery has a 20-mile range on a single charge. $998; www.reveloelectric.comRevelo Flex Electric Bike
You can never have enough flashlights aboard — or places to charge your personal electronics. The weather-resistant Nature Power rechargeable LED flashlight with power bank has you covered. Its powerful 110-lumen light can last up to eight hours, and the 4,500 mAh power bank can charge devices up to three times. $40; www.westmarine.comNature Power rechargeable LED flashlight
The versatile Largo LED dome light from Imtra offers a number of different lighting options in a compact package. The 12-volt Largo light features a simple, twowire, surface-mount installation, a built-in dimmer and three color outputs: either warm or cool white, blue and red. $220; www.imtra.comImtra Largo
Unsavory smells filling your boat’s saloon? If holding-tank odors have made life aboard less enjoyable, check out Eco Tank Pro. The environmentally safe granules are formaldehyde-free and biodegradable, and contain bio-stimulants that accelerate the native bacteria in the tank, breaking down waste and paper. $30 (14 ounces); www.ecotankpro.comEco Tank Pro
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