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Marine Accessories

Boating Lab

  • Check out this collection of some of the coolest boat gear designed to be mounted in fishing rod holders.

    Check out this collection of some of the coolest boat gear designed to be mounted in fishing rod holders.
  • BoatingLAB takes a scientific approach to testing insect repellents.

    Trying to find the best mosquito repellent? BoatingLAB tested a number of insect repellents to find the best one for boaters and outdoorsmen.
  • Inflatable Life Jackets Comparison

    We test inflatable life jackets to help you find the best ones for you and your crew.

    Inflatable life jackets have gotten even more comfortable, and options in the market are expanding every day. Check out the results of our testing to help choose the…

Electronics

  • Power-Pole Vision Multimedia Tablet

    The Vision easily integrates operation of marine accessories via C-Monster 2.0 protocol.

    The Vision easily integrates operation of marine accessories via C-Monster 2.0 protocol.
  • Thermal-Imaging Systems

    We examine the advantages and limitations of thermal cameras versus radar.

    Thermal cameras offer certain benefits, but are they better than radar? We help you decide which is right for your boating needs.
  • Lowrance Hook2 Sonar/Plotter Series

    Lowrance’s Hook2 series is simple to use, affordable and highly effective.

    Lowrance’s Hook2 series is simple to use, affordable and highly effective.

Safety Gear

  • Safety Gear Bags

    Easily stash your safety gear with a safety gear bag.

    Easily stash your safety gear with a safety gear bag. Check out three that keep the gear accessible while also keeping it protected.
  • ACR ResQLink+ PLB

    ACR's ResQLink+ PLB packs superb personal locating features into a convenient package.

    ACR's ResQLink+ PLB packs superb personal locating features into a convenient package.
  • Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen

    Boat found eight months after the boys went missing off Jupiter, Florida

    Eight months after two teens went missing in their boat off Jupiter, Florida, the boat is recovered off Bermuda.

Trailering Accessories

  • Multiple uses for your tow hitch.

    From ski carriers to barbecue grills, here are a dozen-plus alternative uses for your tow-vehicle hitch.
  • Gatorbak Clear Bunk covers

    WITH ADDED LED LIGHTS IN YOUR CHOICE OF COLORS

    THESE CLEAR TRAILER BUNK COVERS ALLOW YOU TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TRAILER WITH LED STRIP LIGHTS…
  • BoatingLAB Tests: Trailer Lights

    Choose the right LED lights for your boat trailer.

    Choose the right LED lights for your boat trailer.