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Boating gear galore! Check out the latest and greatest gear and gadgets, reviewed by Waterborne editors.

Seavenger Odyssey 3mm wetsuit review

KEEPING A WETSUIT ABOARD FOR ON-THE-WATER ADVENTURES High on my list of ‘things I wish I’d taken cruising’ is a good quality wetsuit. Recently, Seavenger sent us their women’s Odyssey 3mm neoprene wetsuit to test and review (they also make men’s and kid’s wetsuits). All things considered, it’s a piece of gear I wish I’d …

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Find the best dinghy for you

If you’ve perused West Marine’s dinghy section or searched for a used dinghy for sale on craigslist, you’ve probably realized that there are an overwhelming number of styles, makes, and materials. If you’ve seen the price tags you probably feel even more “deflated”. I know the frustrations of dinghy shopping because we underwent our own …

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20 sailing books

BEST SAILING BOOKS Whether you’re looking to do some armchair sailing during the off-season or stocking up your floating library with sailing stories for summer cruising, these are the best sailing books for adventure and inspiration. A quick note that this post contains affiliate links (so if you purchase through a link we’ll earn a small …

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Trailer sailers – the best of the boat show

Trailer sailers – our favorite small sailboats from the Annapolis boat show Trailer sailers are some of the most affordable, versatile, and adventure-ready sailboats on the market. It’s no wonder they have an almost cult following. Not only can they save hundreds of dollars a month in moorage, they also allow their owners to venture …

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Valentine’s day gifts for sailors

Thrill your first mate with these valentine’s day gifts for sailors Some of the links in this post are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, we will receive an affiliate commission.” Why spend money on teddy bears and chocolate when you can buy your (first) mate valentine’s …

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SOAR’s inflatable canoe – a go anywhere adventure skiff

The inflatable canoe you can pack in your luggage Many sailors are opting for adventurous alternatives to traditional dinghies, making it more common to see kayaks, paddle boards, and inflatables trailing behind cruising sailboats.  Guest poster, Jon Keller, author of Of Sea and Cloud, recently discovered a hypalon inflatable canoe that can go just about …

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