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Goods + Gear – July 2023

by Randy Woods
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Buoyz & Gullz ’n the ’Hood

T-shirt weather is finally upon us. Why not pay tribute to some of your favorite Seattle spots with these new shirts from Seattle Viaduct? Using bold, retro graphic designs inspired by classic 1970s screen-prints, these unisex T-shirts, made from ring-spun cotton, recall a simpler era of summertime fashion. The heather grey shirt for Golden Gardens, with a sunset behind the Olympic Range, evokes memories of evening firepits and making s’mores on the beach; the similar white shirt depicting a stylized Alki Point sunset may conjure lazy afternoon strolls and bike rides along the promenade; for a more urban look, the navy tee with a scowling Viking is the perfect symbol of Ballard’s vibrant Scandinavian culture. Other shirts in the collection feature such neighborhoods as Greenlake, Beacon Hill, Fremont, Capitol Hill, and Queen Anne. $28 // seattleviaduct.net

Rokk Charger Fits in Every Hard Place

We need phones for navigation more than ever before, so boaters deserve the best and fastest charger they can find. The new Rokk Wireless 12/24V charging pad from Scanstrut features a low-profile surface that can be easily flush-mounted on virtually any indoor/outdoor flat surface a boat can offer. Fully sealed and waterproof, the pad has super-fast 10W charging capabilities and is Qi certified for durability in harsh marine conditions. This latest upgrade to the Rokk line offers a larger charging area and enhanced electrical components to charge 60% faster than previous models. Plus, its circular, two-tone design is also made to complement today’s modern boat interiors. $60 // Available from Fisheries Supply in Seattle, fisheriessupply.com

Have Spork, Will Travel with UCO

A delicious, portable lunch needs protection from the elements for rough, salty conditions on board and off. Made of environment-friendly, post-consumer recycled polypropylene, UCO Gear’s ECO 5-Piece Mess Kit includes an ingeniously compact bowl, lid, and all-important dining “wonder tool,” the 4-in-1 ECO Switch Spork Utensil Set, which can be used as a separate fork, knife, or spoon, or combined to form a longer utensil. A flexible tether locks the bowl together with the lid, which can also be used as a plate, creating a tight seal under wet conditions. Available in stylish midnight grey, ocean blue, and plum purple two-tone colors. $30 // ucogear.com

No Guts, No Gory with Magma Fish Table

We all love freshly caught fish, but some of us (especially your guests) may not want to deal with the yuckier parts of baiting hooks or filleting dinner. For this often unpleasant task, Magma Products offers this discreet Bait/Fillet Mate table. Made of UV-stabilized, high-density polyethylene, the table features a built-in ruler across the back lip for easy measuring, along with two handy fillet knife holders and a pliers receptacle slot. The FDA-safe plastic and side drainage channels make cleanup before meal preparation a breeze and provide a more sanitary surface than wooden tables, which can absorb odors and bacteria. The table also has an optional LeveLock mount (sold separately) that can be bolted to gunwales, giving anglers the ability to adjust for height and better leverage. Available in 21” or 31” sizes. $90 for table alone; $170 with mount // magmaproducts.com

Tom Douglas Swings for the Senses

For the third time in Major League Baseball history, Seattle will host the All-Star Game this month, and the Emerald City is ready to share its unique Northwest flavors with the world. Legendary local chef Tom Douglas has released a new limited-edition seasoning mix, called All-Star Rub, in honor of the annual exhibition. Using a blend of salt, paprika, chili powder, honey granules, hickory flavor, garlic, onion, and more, the special-edition rub is the perfect addition to chicken, beef, pork, or roasted veggie dishes enjoyed at backyard BBQs or on Elliott Bay cruises past T-Mobile Park. It’s also a great way to spice up popcorn, peanuts, and other crunchy snacks year-round. Long-time Mariner fans, however, know that the rub pairs best of all with rye bread and mustard for “grand salami time.” $8 per 3.5-ounce canister // tomdouglas.com

Coastal Town Buoy Bell

Maritime Chimes for Sonic Soothing

Ocean breezes and wind chimes are the classic summertime soundtrack for any coastal town. These metal bells, however, are tuned to evoke specific memories of soothing harbor sounds from around the country. Hand-crafted by Maine artists Jim, May, and Connie Davidson, these triangular bells perfectly mimic the sounds of authentic harbor buoy bells heard in five of the top ports in the nation, from the rocky shores of New England to the misty forested beaches of Puget Sound. The bells are made from 100% recycled steel with a deep black matte finish that will gradually develop their own unique patina over decades of use. Each bell also comes with a cheery, buoy-shaped red sail to catch the wind that produces the bell’s unpredictable signature song. $54-$76 // uncommongoods.com

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