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Around the World in 80 Days! The story by Jules Verne carries a certain mystique; an excitement and charm, this is true, but to truly circumnavigate the globe requires so much more then an adventurous spirit. It also requires more than just provisioning up, accounting for fuel, other costs and special skill sets. Indeed, circumnavigating the globe requires an internal dispensation of one's nature to be able to become truly one with nature. The excitement is absolutely intriguing, I must admit, and it fuels the fire of buying a boat! For you boaters who already own your boat (or mini ship - as the case may be) then be sure to follow BestBuysOnTheNet.com over to West Marine!
West Marine is a name and company that through its 28-year history has been synonymous with marine products and customer service that are second to none. West Marine began in a garage in Sunnyvale California by selling the one product every boat requires as a dock or anchor line - top quality white nylon rope. Since 1975 West Marine has been carrying marine products to meet every boaters need including anchors, ropes, fenders, cleaners, paint, electronics, safety gear, fasteners, clothing, and the like. Through their friendly, knowledgeable and outstanding service West Marine grew into the country's largest boating supply source.
Through decades of growth and understanding of boater's needs West Marine today carries anchor and docking systems, boat care supplies, marine clothing, electronics & navigation tools, fishing systems, books, safety devices, sailboat hardware, seating & covers, boat engines & trailers, watersports, chafe gear, nylon rope, polypropylene line, dock bumpers, mooring whips, roll controls, windlasses & rollers, ladders & boat hooks, binoculars, telescopes, compasses, charts & government publications, sailmaking rope, dinghies, shackles, snaps & fittings, blocks, cleats & stoppers, rigging, tillers & rudders, headsail furlings, downwind poles & cars, winches, sailboat canvas, cockpit awnings, GPS systems and accessories Digital Cartography, Fishfinders, VHF radios & communications, radars, audio & video, autopilots, boat instruments, life jackets, safety harnesses, flares & signaling devices, fire extinguishers, first aid & medical, EPIRBs, liferafts, survival gear, and towing gear.
Anchoring down requires more then just dead weight especially when you are unsure of what kind of bottome you are trying to catch hold of! With the Mighty Mite Anchor by Kenrick Manufacturing, you will be able to hold on all types of bottoms (shell, sand, rock, jetties, and wrecks). The Mighty Mite Anchor has solid aluminum prongs that can be reshaped after recovery. Outer aluminum sleeve has a lead filled core, so it sinks and sets quickly.
When navigating around coastlines be sure to keep your heading with the Super Sport 2000 Compass by Ritchie Navigation I. The Super Sport Flush Mount Powerboat Compass is a high-performance compass with Power-Damp Plus. Engineered to prevent spinning caused by high-speed pounding and vibration the lightweight Super Sport 2000 baffles restricts sideways motion of the flat blue card, allowing it to move freely for precise and rapid alignment. Extra-large steel pivots and jewels give accurate readings even under pounding offshore conditions.
When making your voyage or day cruise it is always prudent to be prepared for every emergency including man overboard emergencies. The USCG - approved Lifesling for Recreational Vessels is recommended by leading safety authorities as the most comprehensive approach to rescuing a crewmember that has gone overboard. The Lifesling consists of a specially designed storage bag or rigid case, 150' of floating retrieval line, and a flotation collar that will float your largest crew member even with all their gear on. The Lifesling is a USCG approved Type V device and highly visible.