Make your boat ready with the right gear and prepare yourself with the knowledge you need to ensure that your voyage is safe and successful. Choose from boating's best selection of hardware, safety gear, electronics and more to make your cruise a success. Navigating these pages, you will also find helpful West Advisor Articles, tips and videos to keep you on course.
Safety Gear for Cruising
Gain peace of mind and help ensure your crew's safety with the latest in life jackets, life rafts, rescue beacons and more. While shopping, take advantage of this useful video and checklist with all the safety equipment you'll need for your ocean adventure.
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Advice & Articles
Suggested Cruising Gear
Going cruising and leaving the dry-land world behind for weeks, months or years, is a lifetime opportunity. Outfitting your boat right is critical to passagemaking that is both safe and fun.READ MORE...
Sizing Your House Battery Bank
If you are going off the grid, knowing your energy consumption is very useful. If you are planning a long cruise, you need to know, with a high level of detail, exactly how much electricity each appliance or electrical load is using.READ MORE...
Selecting an Alternator
We see customers looking for an alternator for two reasons Direct replacement for a factory-installed automotive-type OEM alternator or uppgrading your charging system to replace your automobile-style alternator with a larger, higher-capacity alternator.READ MORE...
Selecting an Anchor Windlass
Windlasses can be DIY-installed by a boat owner with intermediate mechanical and electrical skills. Your choice of the right windlass depends on your style and size of boat, anticipated anchoring conditions, and the weight/type of ground tackleREAD MORE...