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Blue Water Runner

Elvstrøm Sails’ Blue Water Runner performs the role of three sails in one. Designed as effectively two Yankee sails on a single luff cable, it works as a light up-wind genoa, a reaching ‘Yankee’ when the two-ply sails are together. When running dead-downwind it can be peeled open into ‘goose-winging’ mode, doubling the sail area to increase boat speed. It ...

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Kiama X Jacket

Kiama X is Zhik’s new range for coastal sailing and boating and is tailored specifically for women and men to enable free movement with a sleek fit. The high cut, fleece lined collar neatly houses the hi-vis offshore hood for all weather protection. Plus, the self-coloured reflective elements are discreetly positioned around the jacket. The jacket shares the same core ...

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New Yamaha F80

Yamaha have made their latest-generation F80 even faster and more powerful. Their engineers have not only re-designed certain components to make this latest F80 even more compact, but at the same time, a significant weight saving has been achieved. This means more power, more speed and even sharper out-of-the-hole acceleration. These factors contribute to making any boat feel livelier and ...

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Henri Lloyd Gloves

The Henri Lloyd Pro-Grip Glove (pictured), available in both long and short fingered, is constructed from tough yet flexible fabrics and components including Kevlar® thread. The grip is provided via MAXGRIP technology which is a sticky synthetic rubber, delivering high levels of grip and articulation whilst also offering protection against rope burn. An additional benefit is that the MAXGRIP is resistant to ...

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Garmin® prevails in Navico patent dispute

Garmin International Inc has announced that the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a December 2015 finding by the International Trade Commission that Garmin had infringed Navico patents related to downscan sonar. Specifically, the Federal Circuit ruled that two of Navico’s patents were invalid and that Garmin’s DownVü sonar does not infringe a third Navico patent. The Federal ...

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Suzuki introduces DF350A 350 HP V6 4-Stroke outboard

Suzuki Marine has introduced its newest model, the DF350A. At 350 horsepower, this V6 4-stroke is the largest, most powerful outboard Suzuki has built to date. In development for more than three years, it represents a significant milestone in both engineering and design. “We have put a lot of work into this new outboard and we cannot wait to see how the market ...

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EasySplice

Barton Marine’s EasySplice is a balanced and lightweight tool that enables fast and simple rope splicing. With interchangeable rods, the tool is useable with different sizes of rope and Barton tell us the handle is considerably lighter than others on the market. It balances comfortably in your hand, making it easy to use for professionals and novices alike. £29.95 www.bartonmarine.com

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In search of dummy flares

Andark are on the search for for the person who purchased a Coastal Flare Pack at Andark’s stand at last year’s Southampton Boat Show, as they believe they may have taken a pack with two dummy flares. The company has spent months trying to track the person down but have so far been unsuccessful. Now they are offering the person ...

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Arleigh International acquires A.S.A.P. Supplies

A.S.A.P. Supplies have been acquired by Arleigh International, a Euro Car Parts Company. A.S.A.P. is one of the UK’s largest stockists of marine equipment and spare parts. They will continue to trade as A.S.A.P. Supplies and it is very much business as usual for customers and suppliers. Established in 1989, A.S.A.P. provides a huge breadth of marine products for customers’ ...

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Man overboard location alert app

OLAS, the man overboard location alert app from Exposure Lights is now available on Android as well as through the App Store. Exposure Lights have also released a daunting new MOB video, showing how easily things can quickly go wrong, even in relatively calm conditions. Exposure’s research revealed that typically in many sailing partnerships at least one person has the ...

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