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Stem to Stern May 2014

 

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Before you cross the Gulf Stream to the islands, ensure your boat is well lit. Perko’s powerful, energy-efficient LED light series includes red and green side lights, white masthead light, white stern light, yellow tow light, and white, red, green, and yellow all-around lights. Made with marine-grade black or white polymer, they are UV-, corrosion- and impact-resistant, and pre-wired with 3 feet of 16/3-SO cable for easy installation. With 12/24 VAC or 120-volt DC configurations, these compact, durable navigation lights are 6 inches tall to punch up  visibility and Coast Guard-third party certified for 2 to 5 nautical miles. MSRP starting at $660; perko.com

 

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The Delphi Guide to the Birds of Abaco is a large-format book with 270 pages featuring more than 160 species of birds found in Abaco and its outer cays, with several species unique to The Bahamas. More than 300 photographs add a punch of color to this guide for Bahamian birding. Bird lovers need to act soon as only 500 copies of the limited-edition book are for sale. MSRP $145; delphi.bahamas@gmail.com

 

 

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 Protect your skin while cruising The Bahamas with SunBum moisturizing sunscreen lotion. It simultaneously protects andmoisturizes skin without odoriferous chemicals. SunBum’s antioxidant, anti-aging Vitamin E formula is waterproof, sweatproof, hypoallergenic, and not tested on animals—with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to impede harmful sunburns. MSRP $16; trustthebum.com

 

 

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Igloo’s new Super Tough coolers offer high-performance features for commercial fishermen, avid mariners or leisurely cruisers to The Bahamas including heavy-duty handles for durability, stainless steel and plastic hinges for longer life and secure closure, UV inhibitors to impede sun damage, and advanced drain plugs to quickly drain for easy cleanup. Ice keeps for 4 to 7 days in 90-degree heat, depending on selected cooler size models ranging from 54 to 165 quarts. Available in 3 colors, the Igloo Super Tough coolers come with a 3-year warranty. MSRP ranges from $69-219; igloo-store.com

 

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 Document your journey through the islands of The Bahamas with Bernard Engraver’s line of Memory Mate Log Books. It includes the loose-leaf MM303 22-ring version with 2 pages for each voyage. Designed to be your vessel’s complete reference and maintenance logs, Bernard’s Manager Series contains pages for equipment checklists, medical and first aid information, and specific lists of owner and vessel details. Customs, Coast Guard and official requirements tips—along with piloting tips and procedures, inventory lists, float plans, and information for your boat’s systems—are also standard. MSRP starting at $14; bereng.com

 

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The Candy Striped Lighthouse is a beautifully illustrated poem about the Elbow Reef Lighthouse in Hope Town, Bahamas—the last hand-wound, kerosene-mantle, Fresnel-lens operating lighthouse in the world. Written by renowned author Elizabeth Webb and illustrated by Bruce Johnson, this colorful book journeys through history and is suitable for all ages. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Elbow Reef Lighthouse Preservation Society. MSRP $29.95; wspress.com

 

 

 

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Orlaco’s range of robust, commercial-grade marine cameras are now available  in the Americas through KEP Marine. Ideally suited for extreme marine conditions, Orlaco’s new series of AMOS cameras provide crystal-clear visibility around any vessel with extensive photosensitivity properties that register and display in real time with an integrated on-screen safety ticker. Orlaco also offers a new AMOS infrared LED camera. Both camera ranges are ultradurable for the harsh marine environment, shock and vibration resistant, and fully dust-proof and waterproof to the IP68 standard. MSRP starting at $595; kepmarine.com

 

 

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The Sideshift wireless key fob enables remote operation of any Sideshift bow and stern thrusters, even from the dock. Ideal for single-handed dockage, boat movement can be controlled from any location for optimal visibility and convenience. Resist the urge to shout docking instructions and instead use the compact, four-button wireless transmitter while on deck to bring your vessel into place. MSRP $395; sideshift.com