Gear & Gadgets



Whether learning to sail in an Optimist, perfecting technique in a Laser or taking line honors in the latest sportboat, the ability to visualize apparent wind angle and read the shifts is critical to sailing well. Traditional wind indicators ... more

Nov 14, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

Garmin International, Inc. announced ActiveCaptain, a free all-in-one mobile app for mariners that delivers a seamless content management system with unlimited access to cartography, automatic delivery of the latest software available, ... more

Nov 7, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

Rated at IP55, the three-speed Kona 12-volt fan is designed to hold up in the most demanding marine conditions. Featuring a watertight motor and constructed of extruded aluminum, UV stabilized plastic and stainless fasteners, the Kona is ideal ... more

Nov 3, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

Garmin Ltd. discussed its recent acquisition of Navionics S.p.A. at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Wednesday and looked forward to a future with software updates that will let users see more information on their Garmin ... more

Nov 2, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

Too often, owners are unsure of what size anchor and how much rode to purchase, how to connect the chain and proper splicing methods. Fortress Marine Anchors takes out the guesswork by offering three complete anchoring packages perfectly sized ... more

Oct 31, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

The Tides Marine Sail Track System is designed to fit within the existing luff groove of a main mast, or over existing external track on a main mast. The combination of Tides’ UHMW Track and Stainless Slides can handle the significant loads ... more

Oct 31, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

We take a close look at an app that can provide in depth analysis of your boat post-race. raceQs is a completely free app with the ability to record sailing data when it has been installed on an Apple or Android device that then creates a 3D ... more

Oct 26, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets

Interactio in Brentwood Bay, BC has a new fuel saving device and mobile App, viewing real time boat fuel flow, consumption and a range information using your Smart Phone or Tablet. Every once in a while, a deceptively simple innovation comes ... more

Oct 26, 2017 12:00 AM Gear & Gadgets