Marine Systems — gear

Electronic Sailing Instruments: What's New

Posted by Phillip Gutowski on

Be it for safety, navigation or competition, all sailors have a need for information about their boat’s performance and its environment. Many recent advances have been made by marine electronics manufacturers, which have increased the accuracy, quantity and accessibility of data from electronic sailing instruments. A general understanding of how these devices gather, share and display their data is helpful when sorting through the myriad of options on the market.

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New Gear: SWITLIK Rethinks Man Overboard

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Most sailors are familiar with the man overboard recovery systems which tend to live in a yellow or white vinyl bag hanging from their pushpit.  Beneath the often weathered flap one should find a soft horseshoe buoy and a length of line which is deployed in an effort to secure the MOB and hoist him back on board.  Switlik offers and improvement on this old design by reducing its size and increasing its performance with an inflatable sling, offering almost double the buoyancy of other similar devices. LIFESLING overboard rescue system. The SWITLIK CORD has an inflatable ring which provides more...

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