Practical Sailor Names 13 Products Best Gear of the Year
Facnor Code Zero furler, Scad holding tank monitor, and Gill foul-weather gear are among the years top marine gear.
Practical Sailors annual wrap-up of the years best sailing equipment looks at our favorite top-rated products from November 2007 to November 2008, including the Facnor furler for light-air sails, Scad Solo external holding-tank sensor, Pelican Recoil LED flashlight, and Adventure Medicals first-aid kit for coastal cruisers. In the boat maintenance category, Interluxs Micron 66 bottom paint and Spray Nines waterline stain remover garnered Editors Choice picks. Foulie sets (jacket and bibs) by Gill and Helly Hansen were tapped as Practical Sailor Editors Choice in apparel, and a host of marine electronics made the list, including the Icom CommandMic III remote mic and Garmin GPSMap 545s 5-inch chartplotter sounder. Jeppesen was recognized for its top-notch electronic chart updating services. Other top gear picks were the Acco proof coil mooring chain and the Achilles HB315-LX fixed-transom inflatable dinghy.