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The Belfast Waterproof Jacket

As the season changes to cooler, wetter weather we recommend the 3/4 length Helly Hansen Belfast Jacket. Includes exclusive Helly Tech Protection water repellant treatment, mesh liner, YKK Vislon front-zip, bottom Cinch cord, antic-chafe chin guard and of course the classic style of Helly Hansen. Things we love: high quality, velcro adjusters on wrists, and a front zipper that slides up at the bottom for easier seating. Find it at Amazon…

 

Best Fishing Knife

Best Fishing Knife

The Cutco Fisherman’s Solutuion is the knife of choice for many professional fishing guides. The most interesting part is the expandable blade, one quick click and it adjusts from 6 to 9 inches. Sheath converts into pliers to hold fish while cleaning or removing hooks, bult-in line cutter, built-in sharpening stone. Sharp, flexible 440 Stainless blade, super grippy handle. Made in USA. FOREVER guarantee. Find it at Amazon…

Solar Battery Charger For Boat

Marine Solar Charger

The PulseTech SP-7 Solar Charger is one of our best additions to date… no more dead boat batteries. We now have a perfectly maintained 12 volt boat battery at all times. Pulse technology increases battery life by 3 to 5 times, so this easily pays for itself. The military grade solar array is much smaller than most and is virtually indestructible because it’s encapsulated in Lexan. It has a rugged 17 foot cord (with a quick disconnect), so you can mount it quickly and almost anywhere. Small control box stops discharge when light is insufficient, simple red LED lets you know it’s working at full or blinks when not. Built for the Army. Five year limited warranty. Find it at Amazon…

Boat Bracelet

Man Overboard Tracker

We just got our Sea-tags wristband and it is impressive. There is a waterproof removable bluetooth tracker on the backside that detects your location by using the Sea-tags app – when the wristband is immersed in water a paired phone sounds an alert and a tracking map is displayed to help navigate back to the wristband wearer. In our testing this system is simple, smartly designed and works well to protect your crew (or pet) from man overboard situations. About $80 at Sea-tags…

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Stop Sea Sickness Bar

These little Anchor Bars really work, almost like magic. We bought a few and now store them on the boat (just in case). They are proven to work for 7 out of 10 people, contain no drugs and last over 3 hours. They even taste good! Try for yourself. Find it at Amazon…

Best Boat Shoe

Sperry Sea Kite Shoes

The Sperry Top-Sider Men’s Sea Kite Sport Boat Shoe provides great traction on wet surfaces, which is a must for boat shoes – these do that extremely well by using “Adaptive Wave-Siping” soles. We also love the support and comfort because we wear them all day and our feet still feet great. The insole pulls out in case you want to clean or dry. Great with or without socks. Looks so good we even wear them to work! Find it at Amazon…

Portable Boat Seat

Light Portable Boat Seat

We’re not sure how long this little seat will last but it’s getting a lot of use on the boat. The Oniva Recreational Reclining Seat is lightweight, folds flat, has an adjustable shoulder strap and is adjustable to six positions. Comes in various colors, the bottom is black (which helps it avoid looking dirty). Works great in the boat or on the beach. Backed by the Picnic Time Family of Brands “Built to Last” Lifetime Guarantee. Find it at Amazon…

Luminoodle Light Rope

Today, we reviewed the waterproof Luminoodle Light Rope & Battery/Lantern from Power Practical. We found them to be well-built, bright, rugged and versatile. If you’re trying to decide between the 5 or 10 foot length, we preferred the 10 which provided twice the lumens (360) and was long enough to wrap the rear of our t-top. A great safety feature is that the battery pack doubles as a USB charger for your phone or other electronic device. Find it on Amazon…

Real Sailcloth Wallet

Looking for a great gift for a sailor or boat lover? The Sailor Bags Wallet is lightweight, folds thin, takes a beating, and can be thrown in the wash when it gets dirty – how many wallets can you do that with? It is so tough it is guaranteed for life. White, dark blue with a stylish light blue interior. We just ordered one and two things to note, the interior of ours was gray and it is made in China, not USA. It is made of real sailcloth but not recycled sails. Find it at Amazon…

Boater Watch

Zodiac Heritage Automatic

The Zodiac Heritage Automatic is the updated version of the iconic swiss made men’s Zodiac Sea Wolf. Since 1882 Zodiac has been making innovative, precise, rugged timepieces. This watch has it all – looks, character and function. Self-winding, stainless steel band, water resistant to 660 ft, suitable for professional marine activity and serious surface water sports, but not scuba diving. Is there anyone who would not love this watch on their wrist? Find it at Amazon…

Best Overall Bibs

Best Rugged Overalls

These Carhartt Mayne Overalls are an all around favorite. These are the lighter-weight 35 mm poly (instead of the heavy 50 mm winter Surrey bibs). The lightweight is great for cool weather, but not freezing. Snaps on the side to adjust, plus straps that actually stay up on your shoulders. Very waterproof, very oversized (baggy style) for flexibility over pants. You may find yourself wearing them a lot… rainy days, fixing the truck, in the woods. The yellow is classic, but we chose black – it hides the dirt (and is oh-so slimming). Find it at Amazon…

Boatmodo Tees

We now have Boatmodo tee-shirts available through Amazon Merch. Logo is on front, back is blank. Available in black, white or silver. We also have a few stickers left – shoot us an email and we’ll mail one out to you (while supplies last). Find it at amazon…

Gifts For Boaters

The Knot Makers Mug

The Knot Makers Mug is a great way to learn 8 of the most useful boating knots. Comes with two color coordinated ropes to begin practicing right away. Handle is a traditional cleat so you can learn the Cleat Hitch, The handle makes a good spot to tie off while you practice your skills and it is surprisingly comfortable to hold. A great nautical gift useful for daily coffee or tea. 12 ounce size. Dishwasher safe. Find it at Amazon…

Best Headlamp For Boater

The Best Waterproof Headlamp

Do you boat or fish after dark or need something for emergency situations? This tiny headlamp is a brilliant piece of engineering! There are a lot of headlamps out there, but few are rated IPX8 waterproof. As a boater, you’ll need at least IPX7, which means sustained 30 minutes in fresh water. The Fenix HM50R Headlamp is better at IPX68. Our favorite features are brightness, simplicity and ability to turn to any angle (unlike most headlamps). Turn on turbo mode and you’re at 500 lumens – seeing over 260 feet away! Slippery hands will appreciate the simple one button 4 mode operation. Fenix is a solid name and make the industry’s best lights, so you can trust their USA warranty. A bestseller with many uses. Find it at Amazon…

Gift For Boater

Atlas of Remote Islands

The book Atlas of Remote Islands is visually stunning and an adventurous discovery of information and history. Open it and uncover the mystery of fifty islands that are both remote and unique – chances are you won’t find these islands in a brochure or as a vacation spot. The author uses historic events and scientific reports to highlight the wonders of each island, locations span from Arctic, Atlantic, Indian, Pacific, and Antarctic Oceans. 144 pages, full color maps, bound in black cloth and sea-blue card. “An utterly exquisite object” -The Guardian “…absolutely magical.” – Conde Nast Traveler “If you ever wonder what kind of place ‘real’ books will have in an increasingly electronic world, the Atlas of Remote Islands is the perfect example of the power wielded by a physical artifact. This book is a rare gem. It’s like your favourite children’s fantasy book come to life… it’s a little like Lost, and it is like traveling to the moon.”  -Writer’s Pet blog Find it at Amazon…

Needlepoint America Hat

The Smathers & Branson America Hat may be the most well made cap you will ever own (plus it’s a great way to proudly show your support). 100% hand-stitched needlepoint American flag is on the front panel, ventilation holes in each panel to keep you cool and comfortable, rich blue color. Experience the quality of skilled artisans and unmatched style with a hand-stitched hat by Smathers & Branson. Find it at Amazon…

Gift For Boater

Recycled Flat Rope Mats

A few years back the government banned float rope because of whale entanglement issues, forcing lobstermen to make a switch to a different kind of rope (sink rope). This resulted in an abundance of used float rope that was headed for a landfill. The New England Trading Company tturns this flat rope into usable products, like these ruggedly handsome entry mats. Doing good by recycling old rope is a noble goal. Support a good cause and Maine lobsterman. Find it at Amazon…

Best Boat Anchor

Fortress Boat Anchors

In test after test, no anchor in history has been called “The Worlds Best Anchor” by more boaters and marine experts than Fortress. Fortress weighs only half as much as heavier steel anchors and yet outperforms them all. Precision-machined from high-tech aluminum alloy that is as strong as steel, but only half the weight. Will set faster and penetrate deeper into common sea bottoms for incredible holding power. Can be disassembled for storage. Excellent as a spare or storm anchor. Easy to store. Free replacement of any damaged anchor part, forever. Find it at Amazon…

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Real Jellyfish Tank – SOLD OUT

The Orbit 20 Jellyfish Aquarium provides the perfect entry to the fascinating world of jellyfish keeping. Utilizes only one moving part, a small DC pump. This means the tank is almost silent when in operation. Unlike most mass produced aquarium products the Orbit 20 is assembled and polished by hand in small batches ensuring a finished product of the highest quality. Comes with a built-in LED lighting system which is controlled by an IR remote control, allowing you to change the light color, set the tank to scroll or flash through various colors or change the brightness from anywhere in the room. Visually fascinating and an amazing experience of ocean wonder. 15″ tall. Moon Jellyfish are sold separately. Find it at Amazon…

Sailor Jerry Shirt

Sailor Jerry Tee Shirt

Sailor Jerry is an American icon. In his younger days, he hopped freight trains and practiced tattoo art on drunks brought in from Skid Row (true). He worked as a skipper out of the Hawaiian Islands on a three-masted schooner, toured the world, and played saxophone in his own band. Later on in life, his artwork became well-known and highly sought after with bold illustrations of booze, snakes, the infamous “Aloha” monkey, birds, motor heads, pistons and pin-up girls. His brand lives on in this handsome dark blue Sailor Jerry T-shirt. Find it at Amazon…

Best Portable Cooler For Boating

Yeti Hopper Cooler

The Yeti Hopper Two 20 Cooler is amazing and super tough. We have found it can keeps things cold for days. The leakproof HydroLok Zipper technology was taken from survival suits, so you know it’s tough. Holds 20 lbs. of ice or 18 cans of your favorite beer. Liner is resistant to mildew for easy cleanup and storage. When it’s hot and you want to keep a cold one icy cold, Yeti is your best choice. Expensive yes, but well worth the money. “We really love this thing.” -Editor, Yeti Hopper 30 quart available in field tan or fog grey. Find it at Amazon…

Best Small Sailboat

The Classic Hobie 14

For nearly 50 years the Hobie 14 still thrills! From day one in 1968, this cutting-edge catamaran design was an instant revolution and the fast ride an adrenalin rush. The classic Hobie 14 will put a smile of delight on your face, no doubt about it. Having spent countless relaxing and exhilarating hours on this exact sailboat we can personally attest to its greatness. The Hobie 16 is outstanding too and more versatile. More at Hobiecat.com

Gift For Sailors

The TackingMaster

Hardcore sailors use The TackingMaster to visualize their most important main bearings in order to be better prepared for the next wind change – and learn exactly when to tack and jibe. TackingMaster is an award-winning tool for learning, understanding and perfecting your tactical skills in the world of performance sailing. Precision made in Denmark. A fun and interesting gift for the sailor. Find it at Amazon…

Best Floating Keychain

Chums Floating Keychains

Grab the 2-pack of Chums Floating Neo Keychains and attach to your keys, pocketknife, sunglasses and more. You’ll find lots of uses for these floating keychains (we did). Made of soft closed cell foam filled neoprene, like koozie or wetsuit material – which makes them comfortable to keep in your pocket. Bright and visible yellow or red with split ring. “Smaller, lighter, softer and better than other floating keychains. Bravo!” -Editor Floats 1.4 ounces (about 3 keys). Made in the USA. Find it at Amazon…

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Note: These keychains are 5.5″ tall (including ring) and won’t easily get lost.

The Perfect Dual Console

We’ve been wanting to write about the luxurious Pursuit DC 295 for quite some time – since it may be the perfect dual console for many boaters. The Pursuit DC 295 builds on an award winning design with top style, performance and amenities. There is an integrated hardtop, a crystal–clear laminated windshield, convertible seating arrangements and thoughtful storage. Paired with dependable Yamaha outboards, the DC 295 conveys a message of superior design, engineering and construction synonymous with the Pursuit brand.

The Finest Watch For Boaters

The Classic Nautical Watch

The timeless blue dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 is the grand daddy of modern nautical watches. Self-winding automatic – wear it daily and you’ll never have to wind. The body is waterproof stainless steel and the crystal is sapphire to withstand scratching. At 34mm it’s the perfect size for daily wear. Sold on Amazon by The Gold Watch Company. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity and 5 year warranty. This is the best value of all Rolex watches. Handsome Rolex gift box included. A 10/10 timepiece and an impressive gift for the boater. Find it at Amazon…

Gift For Boat Lover

Hinckley Yachts Book

If you love American nautical history the legendary work of handcrafted Hinckley Yachts is showcased in this beautiful 240 page coffee table book. This book features the incredible craftsmanship and technical innovations of both Hinckley’s sailing yachts and jet boats from 1928 to today, from World War II boats to its integral role in the fiberglass revolution and on up to the classic Hinckley Picnic Boat. Hinckley Yachts: An American Icon is a must have gift for any boat lover. Go ahead and dream. Find it at Amazon…

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