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Goods + Gear – February 2023

by Randy Woods
Goods + Gear - February 2023

Fair Winds, Following Seas, & Strong Coffee

A good day for any angler is one in which you get back home with a good haul and then enjoy a hot cuppa joe back on shore. That vision just got dreamier with this stout ceramic mug, built to stay put in heaving seas. And because it’s a Salmon Sisters product, 1% of each sale is donated to the “Give a Fish Project” that provides fresh seafood to the Food Bank of Alaska. Decorated with a fanciful drawing of a winged wooden ship leaving Poseidon himself in its wake, this 16-ounce, wide-mouth mug wishes thirsty sailors “Fair Winds & Following Seas” on their journey. For boaters with a sweet tooth, hot cocoa and marshmallows will work just as well as coffee. (Shh! We won’t tell.) $14.50 // aksalmonsisters.com

Roll Out the Welcome Waggoner for 2023!

It’s 2023: Find out the latest with the always hotly anticipated Waggoner Cruising Guide for the new year. This beloved guidebook for the Northwest’s recreational boaters is packed with new information about the waterways, marinas, and anchorages of Washington state, British Columbia, and Southeast Alaska. With 528 pages of information on marina improvements, customs rules, boating techniques, and new amenities, the guide is updated each year by Waggoner’s crack team of field editors. It also features 285 detailed marine charts, reference maps, and dock diagrams, giving boaters the most up-to-date knowledge of every anchorage in the region. (Note for Seattle Boat Show attendees: Purchase of a full seminar package ticket for the February 3-11 event will include a free copy of the new guide.) $45 // waggonerguidebooks.com

Rolling Over the Stones with Aeré

Not every boating excursion begins with a placid float on the water. Sometimes you need to haul that dinghy, RIB, or rowboat over the sand, mud, seaweed, and other yucky stuff found on Puget Sound’s rocky shores. This tough-as-nails Beach Roller from Aeré uses one of the simplest machines—the wheel—to make this laborious process a breeze. Made of heavily reinforced fabric, the Beach Roller measures 9” x 60” and will support loads of up to 2,000 pounds. A large air valve provides for quick inflation and deflation, so the roller can be easily carried and stowed for later use. $68.18 // Available from Fisheries Supply in Seattle, fisheriessupply.com

Keep Cozy with Helly Hansen’s Half-Zip

Who knows about staying warm on the water better than Icelandic fishermen? That’s the thinking behind Helly Hansen’s latest impossibly trim but still warm sweater, made from 100% responsibly sourced lambswool. This men’s Arctic Ocean turtleneck can be worn alone or as the perfect mid-layer for icy February days at sea or on land. A half-zip provides extra breathability at the neck, while thumbholes help keep hands toasty during tough jobs on board. Available in a stylish black and white check pattern, the sweater will shield you from the cold all while turning heads at the docks from Roche Harbor to Reykjavík. $185 // hellyhansen.com

Goods + Gear - February 2023

A Blue Backpack to Float Your Boaty

Gig Harbor Boat Works is well known for its boats, but did you know about its online selection of boating accessories? Case in point: For those times when you need to pack some essentials for a daytrip, this Duckworks Blue Boaty backpack provides plenty of room to carry up to 44 pounds of books, food, drinks, and valuables for trips to and from the marina. The navy blue, water-resistant shell keeps out the weather and includes whimsical nautical drawings ships, anchors, and various sea monsters of yore. The top zipper has two sliders with zipper pullers, while an interior pocket with piped hems provides space for a 15” laptop. Padded ergonomic shoulder straps, a silky lining, and a soft mesh back make loads feel lighter than air. $49 // store.ghboats.com

Flag Down Drinks with a Nautical Pennant Tray

If you want a refill on those cocktails, just raise a flag! The Euro Coastal line of accessories from Nautical Luxuries now offers a memorable way to keep spirits flowing at your next yacht party. These round, 15-inch-diameter serving trays, with rustic wood imported from Spain, feature signal pennant designs to add a touch of nautical elegance to your home or salon. Two-inch-high raised sides keep drinks in place in rough seas, and cut-out handles make it easy to carry drinks from galley to guests. How do you signal “on the rocks, please” in semaphore? $49 // nauticalluxuries.com

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