Kit News

Ocean Safety’s new lifejackets

Seen for the first time in the UK were Ocean Safety’s new Kru Sport 185N and Kru Elite 195 lifejackets. The Kru Sport 185 is a new generation design, developed from Ocean Safety’s Kru Commodore. Its tailored ‘3D’ profile is formed to instantly fit and there is a ‘mini burst’ zip to make inflation extra-fast when needed. When inflated the ...

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SQUALL JACKET

The Henri Lloyd Squall Jacket been designed for marine use, but is also adaptable for casual wear. The jacket, which is 100 per cent waterproof and windproof, has a fleece lining for warmth and the quilted sleeve linings reduce interlining binding making it easier to use the jacket as part of a layering system. Colors: New Red, Morning Cloud, Marine ...

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rescueMe MOB1

The rescueMe MOB1 is the world’s smallest AIS Man Overboard personal locator device. It can be in a pocket or attached to a lifejacket, and if the person accidentally falls overboard it automatically activates on hitting the water. The signal can be picked up by the AIS receivers of nearby vessels. £249.95 www.oceansafety.com

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NAUTICAL MUGS

This tough enamel mug is definitely ideal to have on board. It is made on Second World War machinery and will look the part on any boat. You can buy it singly or as a box of two to avoid arguments. Price: £12.50 each, box of 2 is £20 arthurbeale.co.uk

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Garmin chartplotter/sonar combination units

Garmin has a new line of affordable chartplotter/sonar combination units with built-in CHIRP traditional sonar and CHIRP DownVüTM and SideVü, scanning sonar. All models are preloaded with detailed Bluechart G2 charting covering the UK, Ireland and the north west coast of mainland Europe. The echoMAP CHIRP series will be available in January 2016. £299 – £969 www.garmin.com/marine2016

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SAILING BOOTS

The Alizé sailing boot has been designed to combine maximum stability and comfort. The rubber style is flexible, durable and resistant to salt water. The boot also features a fastening gaiter to lock the leg to the boot and prevent water access. The sole, developed with Michelin, has a dual tread design that prevents slipping in all directions. Price: £150 ...

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New furler design

Barton Marine’s new furler will make controlling the jib a breeze. Made of fibreglass filled nylon giving it strength and rigidity, the furler is available in two sizes to cater for sails up to six square meters or 10 square meters. The furler is easy to self-fit onto dinghies, dayboats and small cruising yachts. The line attachment is invisible to ...

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CHOPPY WATERS

Ideal for those onboard meals or just slicing a lemon for the gin and tonic, this hardwearing chopping board is made from wipe-clean melamine and has a handy leather hanging loop. Price: £15.95 www.rnlishop.org.uk

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Just Teak

JUST TEAK™ is a marine grade teak deck and furniture cleaning system. It is a three staged process that begins with a Teak Cleaner to remove stains, greying surfaces and old coatings, followed by a Teak Brightener to rejuvenate the substrate. A Teak Sealer is then applied to give a resilient and natural finish giving full protection. It is recommended ...

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THERMAL DINGHY TOP

The three layer breathable Thermal Dinghy Top from Gill is designed to provide additional protection during colder days out on the water. It features a water repellent outer shell laminated to a waterproof and breathable membrane backed with a thermal micro fleece lining providing warmth and comfort. Colour: graphite Sizes: XS – XL Price: £99 www.gillmarine.com

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