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Gift Guide for Boaters!

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Gift Ideas Galore


Frost Boss Can Chiller chills canned beverage to 38 degrees in two minutes, so you’ll be refreshed on even the hottest days! It’s portable and battery-operated, so it can go from boat to beach all summer, and take part in tailgates, too.  $29.99 www.pangeabrands.com
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The EZ Snap Tool has a long, forked end that slides on the underside of a snap and allows users to pull and seal a snap from the inside.  Boaters can put up an entire enclosure in the rain without having to go on the outside.  It also has a top snap grabber to help push on that last tough snap. $19.98 www.shurhold.com.
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Capsurz prevents your hat or cap from falling overboard or flying away on a windy day. Its patented cord and stainless steel clip combination is comfortable, and fits flatly onto the inside band of any cap or hat (the cord stows on the brim). Starting at $5.00 (free shipping with purchase of two), 815-337-7722 or http://capsurz.com
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Cool & Serve Square Tray keeps home-prepared food cool for four to six hours on your boat. Two removable trays and cooling inserts offer multiple serving combinations, and lid and base snap together for security.  $44.50 www.pamperedchef.biz/dawnwolff

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Jinx Schwartz books are the creations of an award-winning mystery writer. The Hetta Coffey series of books, along with Schwartz’ other novels, are all exciting page-turners. As the author says, “Hetta is a woman with a yacht, and not afraid to use it!” Each book is $2.99 http://amzn.to/QpYtAR or www.jinxschwartz.com

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Anchor Hook Pillow creates a classic nautical feel in your home or perfectly accents your boat. $50.00 http://www.rosenberryrooms.com/393-light-blue-anchor-hook-pillow.html
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Canine Bay Sailcloth Dog Beds are made from recycled sails, and are stylish and comfy for our canine companions. Cherish your memories and recycle your sail into a one-of-a-kind boat accessory, or let them design a custom dog bed to lend your home a salty touch. Prices $150.00 and up, 203-521-2223 or http://caninebay.com
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Yukon Advanced Optics NV MT2 WP Waterproof Monocular provides night boaters with clear images and high resolution. Includes a padded case with strap and battery for $249.99 800-941-2219 or  www.landfallnavigation.com
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Sailcloth Hats are made from custom-woven sailcloth created without resins and chemicals. They are durable and resistant to water, stains, and abrasion, and are pleasant to the touch. They have styles for both men and women and a clip attachment to keep the hat from sailing away. Men’s hat, with a smaller brim, is $35.00, and the wider-brimmed women’s hat is $40.00 www.sailorbags.com
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Deck Guard is an easy-to-install motion-activated ultrasonic repeller
that keeps birds and their fecal matter away from your boat.  One unit protects boats up to 37 feet. $79.95 www.deck-guard.com
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Tideminders offers a simple solution when tying up to a stationary dock by using a series of nine high quality plastic balls that are threaded through the dock  line and then placed around the bulk head. $49.99 per set www.tideminders.com

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Siren Marine allows you to monitor your vessel’s bilge water, battery levels, engine temperature, and location. It sends your smart phone a text messages if something requires immediate attention!  Models from $499.00 508-577-5450 or www.sirenmarine.com
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Kaenon polarized sunglasses with its patented SR-91 lens, Light Transmission Level Technology, and award winning KORE product, provide the elite athletes and active lifestyle enthusiasts with the clarity of polarized optics and high-performance frames with superior fit and luxurious style.  www.landfallnavigation.com
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Landandseawifi allows you to go online while on your boat, even if the wifi signal is weak. The high-power Rogue Wave model lets you connect to hotspots from miles away. $350.00 954-636-1967 or www.landandseawifi.com

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For only $169/year, a Sea Tow Gold Card Membership provides you with 24/7 on-water marine assistance including free tows, fuel drops and jump starts. Why wait? Visit seatow.com or call 800-4-SEATOW to today!

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Subscription to Boating Times Long Island


KIALOA US-1: Dare to Win by Jim Kilroy is a sailing memoir, a savvy business autobiography, and apolitical tale, all hitched together into a coffee table book that will entertain and enlighten.  Kilroy details taking chances on land and sea, and chronicles how missing a business opportunity or being blown off-course during a high-seas sailing competition is a learning and growing experience. Kilroy’s ocean racing yachts, all named KIALOA, amassed an unrivaled record of Grand Prix sail racing victories. Recipients of this lavish, full-color book will feel like winners, too! $50.00 www.kialoa-us1.com
Here’s an excerpt from KIALOA US-1: Dare to Win:
Kialoa III – 1969 Transatlantic
On Day 2, still thrashing to windward, the breeze increased to 40-45 knots.  Amy, whose status was wavering between a tropical storm and a hurricane, had suddenly become very active.  KIALOA III was to the north of the depression, and we knew that Amy would shadow us and then slowly cross our path as she followed the Gulf Stream to the north-northeast.
The third night was very rough.  Sailing on port tack, we had KIALOA III fully reefed with our smallest headsail, the storm forstaysail, set on the inner forestay.  It was a wild ride, but thanks to our excellent helmsmen and crew, we were always in control.  At all times we had two capable drivers on station in the cockpit, one actually steering and the other calling waves or ready to lend a hand when necessary.
At the pre-race briefing, the meteorologists had said Amy was stalled and would be “no problem.”  That was then.  Now, Amy was proving to be problematic for everyone.  Aboard KIALOA III, the brunt of Amy’s blow tore the boat’s 29-foot spinnaker pole, which had been secured to the weather foredeck by strong aluminum fittings, off the deck and into the air.  In the process, it stripped off the row of stanchions to starboard as well as all the safety lines.  Luckily, it missed the crew as it went flying into the sea.  This was unfortunate, but nobody was hurt and we still had our port spinnaker pole as reinforcement. ~ Jim Kilroy, KIALOA US-1: Dare to Win

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