MARINE INSURANCE REDUXI have been reading with much interest your articles about marine insurance this year (April and May 2006).
Marine Binoculars Over $300
Is it really worth dropping a few extra bucks for binos?
Nikon, West Marine top the field of binos under $300.
Binoculars: 7×50, Waterproof, With Compasses
Optical acuity was very good across the board, but the devil's in the details. Steiner and Fujinon are still superb - at great cost. West Marine and Nikon share Best Buy honors.
For onboard back-ups and excursions ashore, a set of good compact binox are almost required. Nikon fielded a strong team—their Mountaineers are a Best Buy. But the race is also to the Swift.
Offshore Log: Seeing in the Dark
Two of the most important tools on our night passages through the Java Sea and South China Sea were our Fujinon FMTR-SX binoculars and our ITT Night Mariner 250 binocular-style night vision scope.
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