Friday, April 20, 2018

Petzl Tikkina Head Lamp

The Petzl Tikkina is my new favorite everyday value headlamp. It has three brightness settings with a very long lasting low setting using three AAA batteries. It is feather weight and compact.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Marine Pen Light

The G20 Coast pen light is perfect for inspecting those hard to get to spaces. Very tough, water resistant, and bright. A must have for the skipper.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Coast Headlamp for the Sailor

The old Princeton Tec headlamp has met it's match vs. the Coast FL 405 lumens dual color focusing headlamp. This model of Coast headlamp offers great value, function, quality of build, and comfort. The light field is perfect for deck work and the red light saves night vision when on night watch.    

Friday, January 5, 2018

Android for the Navigator

Modern technology has delivered some spectacular apps at no cost for mariners that use Android smart phones or tablets.

The recommended value device is the HUAWEI MediaPad T3.

Useful Apps from Play Store (Google):
-My GPS Location
-GPS Anti Spoofing
-Nautical Almanac
-Navigation Calculator
-Tide Chart
-Anchor Lite
-Google Earth

Lots of bang for the buck to say the least.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Small Craft Multi Tool

Pictured is a great value and handy multi tool for use aboard a small craft and is well suited for ground tackle and rigging tasks. This particular tool has been modified to make it airport friendly by removing the knife blade.