A sailing boat should have all the essential electronics such as fire extinguishers, flares, VHF radios, anchors and so forth. A sailing expedition should be fun, enjoyable and relaxing. These cool gadgets ensure the sailing experience is one of a kind. Here is a list of some cool gadgets to take with you when going on a sailing tour. These are useful, must-have boat electronics in 2019.
Dog Boat Ladder
A dog boat ladder comes in handy for pet lovers who never leave their best friend behind when going on vacation. Dogs love swimming, and yours will struggle to resist the water. Lifting a wet dog back into the boat is a hectic task because it’s dripping wet, wiggling, and the rocking of the waves is unstable. The dog boat ladder is made of lightweight materials and is portable to take on any water sports adventure. It’s also simple to install, just by attaching it onto the boat ladder. The most popular brand is Paws Aboard which costs $199 (free shipping).
Water Proof Camera
A waterproof camera is important to preserve your sailing memories. Carrying your phone can sometimes be risky because it can easily be damaged by water. The Nikon Coolpix AW130 waterproof camera can withstand a depth of up to 100 feet, allowing you to take photos underwater. It also has built-in wi-fi, mapping GPRS and compass. This camera is a great investment and will run you back around $400.
Most water sports lovers have lost one or more hats due to water activities. No need to worry anymore while sailing with the Orvis Wide-Brimmed Sun Hat.
It has a floatable brim that prevents it from sinking when blown away by the inevitable wind. It also has extra features like air vents, perforated side panels, a cool sweatband and a UPF 40+ rating that will keep you cool. Get this handy piece of kit at $39.95
Waterproof dry bag
A waterproof dry bag is a useful gadget for sailing and important for protecting your extra clothing, towels electronics gadgets such as phones and VHF radios. Montem dry bags cost $13.99 to $23.95 depending on size, and they are made of thick, waterproof fabric. It has an adjustable shoulder strap which is useful when taking it on and off the boat. You should always make sure that you fold the top properly and secure the buckles to eliminate user errors.
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