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BOAT LOADER

Making boat launching and retrieval safer and easier, the BALEX Automatic Boat Loader 2500 allows boaters to quickly, safely and correctly load and unload their craft. Handling boats up to 2500kg the ABL2500 ensures correct alignment of boat and trailer, limiting the chance of any damage while in transit. The system can be operated from the trailer or via a ...

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WAVE JACKET

As well as the expected waterproof projection the Wave Jacket features Henri Lloyd’s photo-luminescent reflectors. By day they absorb UV light (both natural and artificial) and release this energy when necessary during night hours. The jacket also has a quick drying mark fleece collar lining and Hi-Vis foldaway hood with shockcord adjustment. Men: Black, Adriatic Blue, Marine, New Red, Solar ...

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HATS OFF

Last month we featured men’s hats and so it is only fair that the ladies get a turn too. Cotswold Outdoor have an extensive range of sun hats from classic trilbies to caps and large, glamorous hats. Protect yourself this summer, and do it in style. Women’s Cardamom Hat: £29.99 Women’s Straw Hat: £22 Women’s Coolhead Ballcap: £26 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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PATHFINDER PRO SART

An important addition to any boat’s survival gear kit, the ACR search and rescue transponder is a fully-approved SART that complies with IMO SOLAS regulations. The manually-activated ACR Pathfinder PRO SART is designed to assist in the rescue and recovery of life rafts and survival craft. It transmits a series of pulses which are displayed on a ship’s radar screen ...

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SPARK VEST

Ideal for boaters, the Spark Vest is lightweight and will not take up much space in your bag. This 40g vest will also stay remarkably warm even when it is wet. An added benefit is that it is fully reversible and the slightly dropped contour of the rear hem eliminates that unpleasant ‘cold back’ feeling. £70 www.rohan.co.uk

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Ray52 VHF

In Raymarine’s line-up of fixed-mount radios is the compact Ray52 VHF with built-in GPS receiver. The Ray52’s size makes it great for crowded helms, while its oversized controls and big backlit LCD display make it easy to use, day or night. Like all fixed mount marine VHF radios sold today the Ray52 features Class D Digital Selective Calling. DSC can ...

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PRO DRYBAG 45L

Tired of your gear getting wet on board? The PRO DRYBAG 45L will safeguard sensitive equipment in extreme conditions. It has even been rigorously and is already successfully used by elite athletes across the world in the harshest environments. The PRO DRYBAG 45L, approved as carry-on luggage, is a 45 litre waterproof and shockproof sport bag which has the highest ...

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GO WITH STOJO

We mentioned the Stojo cup a few issues ago and since then have had one in the office to try out. It has had a thorough testing both in the office and, of course, on the go to find out if the £14.99 price tag is justified. As Eskimo point out, hundreds of billions (yes billions) disposable cups are thrown ...

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X-Spy WiFi Quadcopter X-Spy 2.0

Here is one for Father’s Day. Fans of gadgets will love the X-Spy WiFi Quadcopter X-Spy 2.0, which comes with a camera to instantly stream video or pictures to your Smartphone via WiFi. The required X-Spy app is available for free for Android or iOS devices. Using the app it is possible to view what the camera can see and ...

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BLUETOOTH WEATHER WATCHNG

This piece of kit will allow the user to monitor weather via multiple Bluetooth enabled devices. Reporting indoor and outdoor temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and speed, the Tempus Pro also monitors rainfall with a built-in collector and self-tipping bucket. It transmits real-time, microclimate data to multiple smartphones or tablets using Bluetooth. With a downloadable app it is possible ...

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