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7X50 binoculars were determined to be the best for use at sea by the United States, British and most other navies many decades ago. The 7X magnification is strong enough to observe objects on the horizon while the 50mm lens provides a field of view that allows you to observe a distant ship or buoy from the deck of a moving boat. RECOMMENDED
M34 Floating Handheld VHF Radio
. Laura and I have one of these aboard Lealea and have found it to perform beautifully in all conditions. Completely waterproof and rugged enough to bounce around the cockpit in heavy conditions without missing a beat. RECOMMENDED
Laura and I don't have one of these little gems yet. But we are planning on getting one soon.