Standard Horizon HX890

Standard Horizon HX890 After using the Standard Horizon HX870 for several years, it’s hard to believe they could improve on it. Alas, they have with the introduction of the brand new HX890. The floating Class H DSC VHF/GPS handheld includes prominent features such as two scramble systems, both a 4 code CVS2500A and a 32 code FVP-42 system to ensure secure communications out on the water. When not using the HX890 for radio communications, the new built in FM receiver allows you to listen to sports or relax with some music on the FM Radio broadcast bands. Other notable features include switchable daytime or nighttime mode, waypoint and route navigation, Group monitor function utilizing DSC Group position call, a redesigned ergonomic case design and water-activated strobe. The HX890 is available in black or navy blue and comes with a 12V rechargeable 1,800 mAh Li-ion battery that provides up to 11 hours of operation. Price $199.

Arntson Marine Tahoe Brim Hat

Arntson Tahoe HatIn a quest to solve the flopping and flapping dysfunction of a typical sun hat, PNW-born sailor, Krak Arntson, had a solution—make the hat sturdier and better fitting. Enter the Arntson Marine Tahoe Brim Hat. This wind-stable hat combines the elements of the company’s proprietary foam floating brim, RingFrame and “WindSert” reinforcement, in conjunction with a shape that takes on an airplane wing-like form when you put it on. Tested in up to 65 mph winds, the Tahoe Brim Hat was designed for sailors, powerboaters, surfers, and backcountry skiers; and was put through its paces by the Seattle-based J/125 Hamachi team during their 2019 TransPac overall win. Along with the added stiffness, it features two one-handed adjustments including a removable chinstrap and a 360-degree tensioner so you can get a perfect, comfortable fit. Constructed of nylon, the hat is crushable and packable, and has a quick-dry finish that blocks 98-percent of harmful UV rays. The Tahoe Brim Hat comes in six color combinations and three sizes, S-M, L-XL and XL-XXL. Price: $54.


PedPoxWhether it’s a top tier race boat or a salty ocean voyager, a common problem shared by sailboat cockpits the world over is that of clutter. From phones and sunglasses to lip balm and sunscreen, it’s hard to have a place for everything when storage options are limited and space is at a premium. Knowing this, Maine-based PedPox solved the problem by creating variable sized pouches that quickly and securely velcro to your boat’s 4-inch diameter pedestal. Putting your most used items close at hand, the wrap-around mesh pockets are durable, self-draining, weather-tested, and can be easily removed for safe storage while in port or at anchor. Price: $38.50.