May Gear Roundup

Up your boat's safety factor, and add some waterproof storage with this month's gear roundup.

ACR AISLink MOB Beacon

ACR AISLink MOB Beacon Courtesy of the Manufacturer

In a crew-overboard situation, seconds count. Once activated, the AISLink will send an AIS signal and GPS coordinates to all AIS-equipped vessels in a 4.3-nautical-mile radius. The device can also signal the DSC alarm on a vessel’s VHF radio.


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Engel Backpack Cooler

Engel Backpack Cooler Courtesy of the Manufacturer

Perfect for beachside potlucks, the Engel backpack cooler features 1 inch of high-density foam and can hold more than 24 drink cans. Outer mesh and side pockets can hold your water bottles and utensils, and the rugged, rip-stop polyester shell is treated for water repellency and UV protection.


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Mantus Waterproof Purse Courtesy of the Manufacturer

If you’ve ever dropped your purse in the water, you’ll appreciate the Mantus waterproof purse. This cute, rugged little bag will hold shore-leave essentials — wallet, sunglasses, phone — and keep them safe during wet dinghy rides and sudden downpours.


$43 •

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FLIR M200 Courtesy of the Manufacturer

The M200 is Flir’s latest in its line of thermal-imaging cameras, which make navigating in low-visibility conditions much easier. Features of the M200 include full pan and tilt for 360-degree viewing, 320-by-240 resolution and IP video technology for simple installation — all in a compact package.

$3,495 •