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12 days of Christmas gadget special!

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Topic: 12 days of Christmas gadget special!
Posted By: Mark Jardine
Subject: 12 days of Christmas gadget special!
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 12:20pm
If you’re not sure what to buy the person who appears to have everything, or are looking for ideas for yourself, why not think about a gadget? But with so many gizmos on the market, it’s important to know which ones will prove truly invaluable, rather than useless after a few weeks or months.

In order to help yachts owners in their quest for the ultimate gadget, yacht insurance provider, Towergate Insurance, is looking to produce a ‘must-have’ Gadget Guide, linking in with the 12 days of Christmas.

Although in the Christian calendar the 12 days of Christmas are from Christmas day through to Epiphany (5 January when the wise men visited Jesus), Towergate is keen to list its top 12 gadgets, one every day, from 1 to 12 December – with the most popular gadget taking centre stage on 12 December.  This then gives you enough time to source the items or drop hints to relatives and friends.

However, the Guide can only be produced with your help.  So we want to hear from you if you’ve bought a gadget over the last few years year that has proved to be brilliant.  By sharing your gadget experiences, you’ll determine what gets into the top 12. And the more posts we get, the more comprehensive the Guide will be.

We only have a week until 1st December, so get posting!



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Posted By: rogue
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 12:47pm
iPhone....

first phone with a decent-ish browser onboard as standard (anyone remember early gen blackberry, or Nokia with Opera Mini!)

apps for navigation, forecasts, tide times, racing rules, GPS speed spike warfare etc

you can't really beat it, just mimic it badly with android!


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 12:52pm
If you don't have super strength fingers like myself then you will need one of these to undo those stubborn shackles that have defeated you in the past....

http://www.ronstan.co.uk/marine5/product.asp?prodno=RF1320R - http://www.ronstan.co.uk/marine5/product.asp?prodno=RF1320R




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Posted By: Jeremyc
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 1:10pm
Go pro HD, lots of fun and has shown up all the mistakes I have made!

[TUBE]vGL1u451s08[/TUBE]

oops!!


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Posted By: themeaningoflife
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 2:04pm
+1 for the go pro!

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Posted By: kevg
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 4:02pm
My favorite gadget is the Fox 40 pealess whistle. This is all plastic and no cork pea to disintegrate in the wet so still works. Nice and loud too.

Not quite a gadget... The mast cover for my son's 29er is just fab. Neatly stows the halyards makes derigging much easier and towing home less stressful.



Posted By: ellistine
Date Posted: 24 Nov 11 at 6:43pm
Originally posted by themeaningoflife

+1 for the go pro!
[TUBE]v7VN2Lz_rVU[/TUBE]
+2 for the GoPro


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Posted By: Oli
Date Posted: 25 Nov 11 at 1:52pm
iphone
go pro
tacktick
gerber
 


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Posted By: Mark Jardine
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 12:10pm
Hi all

We've been running the 12 days of Christmas gadget special articles using your suggestions, but now we need a few more! Keep your ideas coming! Smile

Many thanks, Mark



Posted By: Guests
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 1:15pm
A gadget that polishes siverware would be good..........I dislike it so much that I now avoid winning if I canWink 
 
 
The gadget I found most useful was the Casio Sea pathfinder watch. ....A cheap, reliable and easy to use countdown timer.
 
 
  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Pathfinder-Watch-SPS300C-1V-Graph/dp/B000JWB6PW - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Pathfinder-Watch-SPS300C-1V-Graph/dp/B000JWB6PW
 
 
It won't break your heart if you lose it.


Posted By: MSCA
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 1:36pm
Here you go mark this is defo one for the gadget freaks ...
 
Harken RigTune Pro
 
http://www.harkenparts.co.uk/harken-digital-rig-tune-gauge-544-p.asp - http://www.harkenparts.co.uk/harken-digital-rig-tune-gauge-544-p.asp
 
 


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Posted By: Roger
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 1:49pm
Aquapacs (other brands are available) have to be there, all those open meetings with mowhere safe to keep your valuables, and even if you leave them locked in the car you need somewhere dry to keep the keys.
 
http://store.aquapac.net/explore-product-range/backpacks-drybags-pouches/keymaster-fits-asthma-inhalers-608.html - http://store.aquapac.net/explore-product-range/backpacks-drybags-pouches/keymaster-fits-asthma-inhalers-608.html #
 
 


Posted By: Roger
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 1:56pm
I'd suppose you'd call them a gadget, but with modern ropes I wouldn't be without a set of splicing fids, always found in my rope bag..
 
http://www.force4.co.uk/4582/Force-4-Stainless-Steel-Splicing-Fids.html?referrer=froogle&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid4582 - http://www.force4.co.uk/4582/Force-4-Stainless-Steel-Splicing-Fids.html?referrer=froogle&utm_source=google&utm_medium=froogle&utm_campaign=pid4582
 
http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?uid=35734 - http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?uid=35734
 
http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?uid=36287 - http://www.pinbax.com/index.asp?uid=36287
 
 


Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 2:19pm
Originally posted by GK.LaserII

A gadget that polishes siverware would be good..........I dislike it so much that I now avoid winning if I canWink 
 
 
The gadget I found most useful was the Casio Sea pathfinder watch. ....A cheap, reliable and easy to use countdown timer.
 
 
  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Pathfinder-Watch-SPS300C-1V-Graph/dp/B000JWB6PW - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Casio-Pathfinder-Watch-SPS300C-1V-Graph/dp/B000JWB6PW
 
 
It won't break your heart if you lose it.
Seconded. Can even get them in Argos at that price. It's an extra tenner or so from most of the sailing clothing sites most of the time.

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Posted By: themeaningoflife
Date Posted: 08 Dec 11 at 8:12pm
In my view the Optimum Time watches are far superior to the Casios, having used both in the last year. This is mainly due to the elasticated, hard to open strap on the Optimum that ensures it is very difficult to lose it over (doh) and also the simplicity of both the display and the functions on it.

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Posted By: radixon
Date Posted: 25 Dec 11 at 3:41pm
And what did I get for Christmas... a GoPro. hero 2...

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