Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day Gift Guide

Under $100 Fastway Chain-Up
Dads are particular about their gear and this new invention will make him the pride of the launch ramp. The Fastway Chain-Up is a durable rubber sling that prevents trailer safety chains from dragging. Easy DIY installation. $9.95, www.FastwayTrailer.com

Father's Day Gift Guide

Under $100 Plano Waterproof Stowaway 3700 4-23 Tackle Box
One thing about dad's hooks and lures – they rust unless you keep them completely dry. That's what this 14"x9" clear-plastic tackle box is all about. It's gasketed rim and three compression latches seal out moisture, even when subject to spray or a washdown. Pop can customize the compartments to fit most lures, hook boxes or sinkers. $9.99, gandermountain.com

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Under $100 Master Mechanic Swiftdriver Ratcheting Screwdriver
True Value Hardware has a flexible attachment that eases work with screws behind bulkheads or compartment openings. A variety of bits include hex, star, slotted, cross slotted and hex nut bolt and screw heads. Pretty handy. $15.99

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Under $100 Gage Neck Gaiter
Buff-style coverups for your neck and face are all the rage among anglers these days, offering great UV protection while on the water. Help dad stay protected with the Grundens Gage Neck Gaiter. The lightweight, stretchable fabric can be worn as a neckerchief, bandana, mask or balaclava. It features colorful artwork of fishing scenes and outdoor action from the Grundens Gage Technical Gear catalog. One size fits all. $16.50, grundens.com

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Under $100 Morakniv Fishing Comfort Scaler 150
Knives are also welcome on Father's Day, and so this Swedish-made cold-rolled stainless steel model won't disappoint dad. The six-inch blade should provide idea for gutting fish, and the serrated top edge is great for scaling fish. It features patterned, contoured rubber grip and an easy-clean sheath with two interchangeable belt clips. $19.99, industrialrev.com

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Under $100 Novelty Flag Party Three-Pack
Aargh, matey! Dad can set sail and capture the spirit of the open seas with these three fun-loving party flags. The pirate-inspired images – illustrating some of dad's favorites – are sure to add some personal flair to dad's next voyage. $24.99, westmarine.com

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Under $100 Sufix 832 Camo and Hi-Vis Yellow Fishing Line
Give dad the ultimate edge while fishing. If he's stealthy freshwater angler, choose Sufix 832 in Camo. If he wants to see his line for better control in saltwater, get him the Hi-Vis Yellow. This is a premium superline. $21.99/150 yards. www.sufix.com

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Under $100 Kyjen Dog Vest
Man's best friend is...well, we'll leave that alone. But it's a sure bet that Dads love their cruising canines. Keep them safe and looking sharp with these lifejackets from Kyjen. Multi-handled design, quick-release buckles and a one-piece belly strap provide safety and convenience. $21.99-$44.99,

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Under $100 RUBR II Black Watch
Made out of silicone and water-resistant, the RUBR II watch is an stylish yet very inexpensive watch that dad can wear on the boat without too much financial stress if it falls overboard. $25, rubrwatchnation.com

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Under $100 Thermacell Mosquito Repellent Lantern
How about a little light on the subject of bugs? This one puts out a repellent aroma that keeps mosquitos and no-seeums at bay giving you a 15-foot circle of safety. The LED light has a butane heater that causes the repellent wafer to do its deed. We tried it. It works. $27.99; Cheaperthandirt.com

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Under $100 Flip-Box Cooler by Sport Brella
This rugged collapsible cooler unfolds in seconds and can hold 45 cans, keeping them cool without ice for up to six hours. $29.99 sport-brella.com/coolers
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Under $100 Rockwell Right Angle Drill Attachment
Got a tight spot to spin in a screw? Chuck this up in your drill and you can squeeze it into spot about 1-inch longer than the screw. It got me out of a tight spot. $30, Menards.com

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Under $100 Engel Waterproof Backpack
Engel might be better known to dad for its high-end cooler, but it now offers a waterproof backpack. It's great for keeping personal items like phones, cameras and wallets dry on an open boat or in a dinghy. It features a PVC-coated 600-denier fabric and welded seams. The roll-up top enclosure seals out water and even dust. Padded shoulder straps and lumbar support provide comfort while hiking. $69, engel-usa.com

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Under $100 AFTCO Fish Ninja Sun Hoodie
This hoodie is no sweatshirt. It protects Dad from the ravages of the sun, wherever and however he may enjoy the water. Lightweight, stretchable and with breathability built in, it makes a great gift. $69.99, www.aftco.com

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Under $100 Inshore Manual Inflatable Belt Pack
Say bon voyage to bulky life vests with this sleek and streamlined inflatable belt. Featuring a low-profile design for ultimate comfort and mobility, this waist-worn PFD provides safety and peace of mind for boaters, and anglers. Inflation is accomplished via a "jerk to inflate" handle. Because it must be manually placed around the head after inflation, it is recommended for accomplished adult swimmers only. Includes backup oral inflation and one arming cylinder. $89.99, westmarine.com

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Under $100 Columbia Powerdrain Cool PFG Shoes
Pop is going to love these new kicks for summer boating. The lightweight fishing/deck shoes feature Omni-Freeze ZERO in the lining, which reacts with sweat to lower the temperature of the material. There's scuppers in the heel and forefoot, and impact-absorbing sole. An Omni-Grip non-marking prevents slips on the deck, and a quick-lace toggle system mean no laces for dad to tie. Available in light grey and navy in men's sizes 7 to 15. $90, columbia.com

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Under $100 Nautical Cleats
These cleats are fashioned after popular sport fish, including tuna, shark and largemouth bass. Perfect as a decoration, door pull, or hung vertically as coat hooks. Give dad the gift of nauticalia for his office, den or workshop. Stainless steel. $99, www.nauticalcleats.com

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Under $200 Costa Cat Cay Sunglasses
Cat Cay is a value offering from Costa. Nevertheless, they performed well, allowing is to spot baitfish and shallow water obstructions below the surface, which proves as much as anything, Costa's claim of 100-percent polarization. They also protect against UVA and UVB rays, which are harmful. $129, www.costadelmar.com
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Under $200 Bogs Highliner Pro Tall Lite Boots
These lightweight high-rise rubber boots will keep dad's feet clean and dry when the deck's awash with fish blood and slime. They feature Bogs' new Bio Grip outsole for slip and chemical resistance. The soft and flexible upper can be rolled down on warm days. A rigid, wide steel shank offers extra foot support. Available in men's sizes 7 to 14, in any color pop wants, as long as it's green. $130, bogsfootwear.com

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Under $200 iZon Wifi Security Cam
This motion sensitive, Wifi security cam sends a message to your smart phone using the Stem Connect app and records the triggering event on video, uploading it to the cloud where they're easily retrieved. I aimed mine at the boat--nobody gets away with my lower unit! $130; steminnovation.com

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Under $200 Turtleshell Wireless Boom Box
We could hardly believe how effortlessly this connects to bluetooth capable players like my iPhone then filled the room with our tunes. Its built-n subwoofer is potent and the unit is shock and water-resistant. Its got a threaded mounting hole to accept RAM removable mounts for easy positioning. When you want to spare the boat battery, this runs on its own--four hours. $129, Outdoortechnology.com

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Under $200 SWIMS Boat Loafers
Dad can wear SWIMS boat shoes by the pool or on the deck of a boat. These loafers are styled like a traditional loafer, so Dad can even wear them to the office. Men's SWIMS include the wave front loafer, flat front loafer, lace loafer, penny loafer, and Charles. $149-$179, www.islandtrends.com

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Under $200 Leather Yachting Log Book
Class up your captain's log with this beautiful black leather-bound book that lets you record all of your cruising notes, including weather, engine hours, maintenance, tidal data and more. $150, landfallnavigation.com

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Under $200 Steadicam Smoothee
Record your boating fun on your GoPro or iPhone with the handheld Steadicam Smoothee, a handheld image stabilization device. Use it and your home videos won't look like they were filmed during an earthquake. $169, steadicam.com

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Under $200 Sea Tow Gold Card Membership
For the boating dad, here's an important gift at a cost of just 46 cents per day – a Sea Tow Gold Card Gift Membership. Give dad access to the many services, benefits and discounts offered by Sea Tow Services International, the nation's leading professional on-water assistance provider. It comes in a Sea Tow gift box. $169, www.seatow.com/membership/give-a-gift

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Under $200 Maui Jim Hanalei
These bold, fashionable wrap-style shades provide excellent visibility, protection from the sun as well as protection from windblown sand, grit and debris. What more could a boating Dad ask for? $199, www.mauijim.com

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Under $200 Sony Action Cam POV Camera
Shooters will tell you image quality is all in the lens and nobody makes better glass than Carl Zeiss--that's what makes this helmet cam such a beauty. Exquisite slo-mo and in high def and terrific sound recording. Add the Wifi capability for using your smart phone as a view finder and you have the hottest POV anywhere. $199, sony.com

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Under $200 Daiwa Lexa 300 HS-P Saltwater Baitcasting Reel
If dad's a inshore saltwater angler, he's going to love this new baitcasting reel. It's designed to hold 180 yards of 55-pound-test braided line for tackling powerful species like bluefish, redfish and striped bass. The star drag has carbon fiber washer that smoothly apply up to 22 pounds of drag pressure. It features a high-strength aluminum frame, a 7.1:1 gear ratio and seven bearings. $199.95, outdoorproshop.com

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Under $300 Nautique Optix Mahogany Cruiser Sunglasses
These polarized sunglasses feature frames made from real nautical wood. The mahoganies look sporty and feel comfortable to wear. For people who want to wear their love of boating. $225, nautiqueoptix.com
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Under $300 Si-Tex Universal Autopilot Remote
If dad has an autopilot on the boat, get him this new remote, and he can jog the autopilot from any place onboard. The simple SRS-100 is a wireless, waterproof remote that works from up to 100 feet away from the control head. With this addition an optional drive unit, the remote can also steer a "kicker" outboard like the ones used by salmon trollers. It will work with a variety of Si-Tex units and other brands of autopilots. Pop will love it. $299, si-tex.com

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Under $400 Fiji Compact Inflatable Stand-Up Paddle Board
Hey, dad, what SUP! At only 17 pounds, this inflatable take on the traditional wooden models allows for easy transport and storage. EVA nonslip traction top offers outstanding grip and comfort. Includes high-pressure pump, H3 valve, air pressure gauge, storage bag, four stainless steel tie-downs for securing gear, rear D-ring for optional leash attachment and center carry handle; 8'L x 29"W x 6"D inflated; folds to 31" x 10" x 10" deflated. $399.99, westmarine.com

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Over $500 Alpaca Guitar
This rugged guitar is made of carbon-fiber and weighs just two pounds. It can withstand exposure to the elements and its compact profile makes it perfect for bringing aboard for extended cruises. $575, alpacaguitar.com

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Over $500 Raymarine Dragonfly Sonar
CHIRP sonar and DownVision technologies are revolutionizing the field of fish finders, displaying amazingly realistic pictures of the underwater world. And now you can give dad this ability for less than $650, thanks to Raymarine's Dragonfly sonar/GPS. With a 5.7" screen, the Dragonfly will read down to 600 feet, and offers a variety of split-screen modes. It also includes the CHIRP transducer. Models with GPS/chart plotters are also available. Starting at $649.99, defender.com

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Over $500 McMurdo Smartfind Plus G5 EPIRB
This internationally approved safety beacon transmits on 406 and 121.5 Mhz, features an integral multi-channel GPS for accuracy of (+/-) 62 meters and a high brightness LED flashing locator light. Give Dad the gift of safety. It's available in manual and automatic versions. Starts at $699, www.mcmurdomarine.com

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Over $500 DR Trimmer/Mower 6.75 Pro
Give Dad the gift of more time afloat. The 6.75 Pro delivers a 20-inch cut, and has big wheels for rough terrain and great maneuverability. Electric start saves dads arms for docklines and fishing! $799.99, www.drtrimmer.com

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Over $500 Highfield RU 250 SL Inflatable Boat
Dad and the family will love having an inflatable 8-foot tender that stows in 49-pound bag you can put in the cabin. With a 5-foot beam and slatted floor, the RU 250 boasts a 990-pound capacity and can handle outboards up to 6 hp. The three air chambers are made of Valmex PVC fabric with welded seams. The transom is powder-coated aluminum. It comes with oars, pump and repair kit. $1,171, highfieldboats.com

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Over $500 Tag Heuer Aquaracer
The TAG Heuer Aquaracer series is the ultimate watch for boating dads. Its advanced technology makes it a benchmark for performance, strength and precision. With its legendary six features of a professional dive watch, it offers unrivalled reliability, utility and ruggedness. Aquaracer offers a charismatic expression of indomitable spirit. Starting at $1,500, www.tagheuer.com

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Over $500 Sony A77
Nobody does video better than Sony so it was no surprise that this full-function SLR does beautiful video. As an SLR, mine is coupled with a 16mm to 50mm wide angle zoom and my favorite two functions are the auto-merge to create panoramic images and the other to merge two simultaneous images, one exposed for the shadows and one for the highlights to produce a High Dynamic Range image of beautiful balance. I've just scratched the surface. $1599, sony.com

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Over $500 Koden CVS 1410B Broadband Fishfinder
Koden's CVS-1410B is a powerful 1kW RMS sounder with a 10.4" vertically oriented TFT color LCD display for superior target resolution. The key to this sounders' superior performance under a wide range of conditions is Koden Digital Filtering (KDF™) technology, plus Koden's broadband Flex-Frequency capability, which allows fishermen to adjust frequency settings, improving the strength and clarity of returns while eliminating interference from nearby fishing vessels. $3,499, www.si-tex.com Looking for more boating gifts? See our other boating gift guides, here.