Get your favorite sailor something for the floating 'pride & joy' this year. (No, not a new scrub mop.) Prices are only listed as a general guide.
- Sail simulator software for the racing crew.
- Chapman's Piloting CD-ROM is the old boat bible modernized with video and simulations.
- A hand-held GPS navigational receiver will excite any sailor, especially
the ones who get lost as soon as they leave home port!
- Casio GPS wristwatch is the coolest and smallest navigation aid! Waterproof watches of any kind are useful.
- An MP3 watch with wireless earbuds is the coolest for the techie in the crew. Probably not waterproof though!
- Chart plotters - make sure it includes electronic charts for Canadian waters.
- Electronic charts for Canada to go with a chart plotter.
- An online boating course in the winter from BoaterExam.com will help the entire crew get their Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC) required to operate a boat by September 2009.
- "Top-Snapper" is a tool to connect those pesky snaps from inside the canvas. Really good stocking stuffer for the canvas challenged.
- Pocket electronic compasses have graphical displays and memory (but need batteries).
- Swiss army knife has serrated blades, screwdrivers, etc. The ultimate pocket tool now even sports a USB drive.
- New fishing gear to replace all those fancy lures that got lost last year.
- Subscription to a boating magazine is always welcome.
- Boating calendars can be found at the local chandlery (boat store to you lubbers). Better yet - a custom calendar of photos of "THE BOAT" with a photo of the crew for December.
- Good quality binoculars are required on a boat. Rubber-coated 7x50 (or 8x50) is ideal. Waterproof is nice too.
- Night vision monoculars allow you to see in the dark - check out the party across the bay!
- Shirts, mugs, napkins with "THE BOAT" name can be ordered online.
- Unbreakable stainless steel glasses or mugs with non-skid bottoms. Silver engraved goblets for the boater who has everything.
"The Night Before Christmas"