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The best dry bag backpack

Mustang Survival’s 30L Bluewater Gear Hauler   Meet Mustang Survival’s 30L Bluewater Gear Hauler ($159 USD) – the best dry bag backpack we’ve tested We’ve long been on the lookout for the best dry bag backpack. After five years of living on our boat and bluewater cruising, we’ve “tested” (see: destroyed) half a dozen of them. Each …

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GoPro boat mounts

Want to document your boating adventure but disappointed with the resulting photos and footage? With the addition of a few GoPro boat accessories, you can take your shots from blair-witch-esque to vlog-worthy! Why boat photography is so hard: You’re not alone – filming on the water is challenging. Your hands are busy steering, adjusting lines, …

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10 essential bits of gear for sailing around the world solo

Sailing around the world solo is one of the greatest challenge you can take on in sailing. Fortunately, there are a few pieces of essential sailing gear that make things easier and a whole lot safer. I caught up with Thom D’Arcy, who is currently half-way through sailing alone around the world, and we chatted …

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The boating sunglasses that get replaced even if YOU break them!

Finding a good pair of boating sunglasses is no easy task. Afterall, the lifestyle takes a toll on a pair of shades. Last year, in my hunt to find a pair of decent sunnies, we went through at least a dozen pairs – crazed lenses, losing those finicky little screws, and then there’s the dreaded …

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Gear Review – PredictWind Offshore

  *Updated with information provided by PredictWind (15/07/07) We recently used PredictWind Offshore on a recent Pacific Crossing to provide weather routing information.  Overall it was a great product that we came to heavily rely on thanks to the apps quick download speed, single screen user interface and access to a variety of forecast models. …

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Paper or Plastic – a millennial’s perspective on the great chart debate

  Frankly, I’m tired of some older dock hounds telling me I’m irresponsible or crazy for not having a complete set of paper charts on board.  It’s important that people go to sea feeling comfortable and confident and if you need paper charts to feel that way, then by all means take them.  This article …

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