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JimBag

For those weekend cruises or simply a day spent on the boat, a handy bag to throw all your bits and pieces into is essential. The JimBag collection is unisex and includes canvas bags and holdalls as well as wash bags in a range of bold colours. From £34.99 www.jimbag.co.uk

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Bungee Spongee

Angler Leon Mead has created a simple but extremely effective tool to deal with the frustration caused by continually wiping down reel handles, bait boards, smeared rods and bailing out excessive water from boats – the Bungee Spongee®. Consisting of high density, exceptionally absorbent foam, the Spongee is available in various shapes and colours. From the centre of the sponge ...

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Angelina Parka

The Didriksons Women’s Angelina Parka is a vibrant and stylish coat with a faux fur trim. Whether you are facing rain, wind or even snow, the Angelina Parka will ensure you stay warm and well protected. £240 www.cotswoldoutdoor.com

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GX1300E Eclipse

The GX1300E Eclipse is one of the smallest fixed DSC VHF transceivers available. New to this model are specific icons for easy menu viewing such as DSC and Set Up. The waterproofing has also been taken from IPX7 to IPX8, a full half-meter deeper. As well as all the usual VHF functions it offers every feature needed for emergency, safety ...

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Rigging an electric outboard

Light, quiet and odour-free, electric outboard motors are a convenient and economical alternative to a traditional petrol-powered engine. They’re also far easier to rig and have a range of adjustments to accommodate a wide selection of vessels. Most boats that are designed for use with a motor have some kind of rigid transom pad built-in. But for those without, such ...

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IC-M25 Marine VHF

Icom’s new buoyant marine VHF radio floats and flashes when dropped into the water. With its slim design, this model has the lightest body in the market for a floating VHF radio at just 220g even though its LCD screen is 30 per cent larger than its predecessor. New for an Icom, this VHF has a USB connector for handy ...

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Gill’s fleece

This is a soft knitted fleece with a bonded thermal lining making it ideal for colder conditions. The relaxed fit of the Gill Knit Fleece also allows it to be worn layered when the temperatures drop. £75 www.gillmarine.com/gb

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Suzuki outboard offer ends soon

Suzuki are offering buyers a free portable outboard (DF2.5 – DF6) worth up to £1,125 with the purchase one of their large horsepower models (DF40A – DF300AP*). This offer runs until the end of October. http://www.suzuki-marine.co.uk *Offer excludes new DF200A

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CHARGE ANYTIME, ANYWHERE

Charge your Apple devices anywhere, anytime with this 2m Ultimate Charge/ Sync Cable from Lifedge. With super-tough, double-molded plugs and robust connectors, coated with an anticorrosion treatment, the cable is durable and its heavy-duty outer coating is fray-proof. It is approved by Apple for use with iPhone, iPad and iPod and comes with a Tangle-Free Cable Carrier. www.lifedge.co.uk

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Miki Watch Cap

The Miki Watch Cap from Saint James has a lovely nautical look as well as keeping you warm. Although they are one size for all they have an adjustable strap to ensure a snug fit and come in red, navy and black. £20 www.arthurbeale.co.uk

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