The holidays are upon us, and trying to find the right gift can be a challenge, even for the most seasoned shopper. If you’re tired of the same old stocking stuffers and are looking for some innovative ideas, check out these 5 unique products. They’re fun, practical and affordable, and they’re sure to make a splash with the boater in your life who has everything.
Tying your boat up at the dock is a great time to show off those fancy knot-tying skills, but what’s even more entertaining is watching someone who doesn’t have a clue fumble his way through it, wrapping the line around the cleat a million times (that’s secure!) and ending up with a big, tangled mess. What’s even better is watching someone who is eager to cast off trying to untie one of these monstrosities.
Now there’s a much simpler way to get the job done with Adams Adjustable Boating Straps.
These high-quality straps are versatile, and quicker and easier to use than traditional lines, making them perfect for beginners and avid boaters alike. They are rot and mildew resistant and offer five times the abrasion resistance of nylon rope.
Adams Adjustable Boating Straps – it really doesn’t get much easier than this.
It’s happened to all of us – you’re on the boat and you lean over the edge, and something slips out of your pocket. You hear the dreaded kerplunk!, and then watch helplessly as your keys/wallet/cell phone/sunglasses – you name it – sink swiftly to the bottom, never to be seen again. Or you decide to do a cannonball off the bow or the swim platform, and you realize with horror in mid-air that your $500 smart phone is still in your pocket, and you think to yourself, “If only my shorts had waterproof pockets…..”
Well, now you can have just that – with Clam Ups! Cargo shorts. Clam Ups! are made with two large cargo pockets, each with its own hermetically sealed, waterproof, dustproof, airtight insert! These pockets are roomy enough to easily hold all your worldly possessions, yet lay flat when empty. And the light-weight mesh lining provides all day comfort.
Keep your stuff dry with Clam Ups!
Ever have to dig through mountains of stuff in search of a line or a fender, or even worse, a life jacket? When you open up your hatch or storage compartment, does it look like someone set off a bomb in there? With all the gear that is typically stored on a boat, it can develop into one hot mess pretty quickly. Bring organization back into your life with cable clips, hatch hooks and electronics holders from United Yachting Mfg. Their very affordable line of products will have your vessel ship-shape in no time and keep it that way.
Got a future Hollywood director on board who loves to film all the action out on the water? Keep them focused with a Horizon True camera mount. If you’ve ever tried to take a photo or shoot video from a moving boat, you know all too well that a tripod is basically useless, because if the boat is moving, so is the tripod. Horizon True camera mounts maintain the horizon as the boat rocks side-to-side, delivering a more realistic rendition of what the human eye captures when viewing the finished footage.
Check out these video clips and see for yourself!
When I step onto our boat, the very first thing I do is lose the shoes! Boating and bare feet go together like peanut butter and jelly. However boats are made to get wet, and sometimes surfaces can get a little slippery in bare feet. If you want to combine the visceral sensation of being barefoot with the protection and sure-footed grip of a boat shoe, check out Vibram FiveFingers footwear.
FiveFingers footwear puts you in touch with the surfaces beneath your feet and allows you to move in a more natural, healthy way by stimulating the muscles in your feet and lower legs to build strength and improve range of motion. Folks who wear this highly specialized line of footwear report a better sense of balance, greater agility, and improved posture.
There are a variety of styles to choose from. Check out their full product line today and discover a level of performance and a connection to your environment that you never thought was possible.
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