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How a Factory Makes Ship Propellers

How a Factory Makes Ship Propellers

Ships of all sizes need propellers to move through the water. Process X takes us on a tour of Japan’s Mikawa Propeller Co., Ltd., a factory that makes precision marine propellers by casting bronze in sand. After the melting and casting process, workers remove excess sand, painstakingly grind away excess metal, and polish propellers to a smooth finish.

Gerber Gear Defender Fishing Tether

Gerber Gear Defender Fishing Tether
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This handy fishing gadget from Gerber keeps your gear from getting lost in the water. The Defender tether has a 48-inch-long retractable cable made from high-strength Dyneema. It attaches easily to your pack, belt, or a mounting point on deck, and has a locking feature with an override for snagged gear. Comes in compact and large sizes.

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Boat Gadget

Boat Gadget

This 10-in-1 utility tool is a great gift for boaters. Its functions include a square drain plug wrench, survival whistle, gas cap key, flip-top gas cap crank, flat-top drain plug tool, canvas snap opener, a fishing line cutter, deck plate tool, and more. It also works as a bottle opener and wine corkscrew.

Sionyx Nightwave Marine Camera

Sionyx Nightwave Marine Camera

This camera from Sionyx is engineered to improve nighttime safety for boaters. Its ultra-low-light BSI CMOS sensor reveals hidden obstacles even on a moonless night. Its waterproof enclosure can withstand heavy splashing, and it can output video to your boat’s multifunction display or wirelessly on your mobile device.

Crystal Kayak

Crystal Kayak

This lightweight, transparent canoe-kayak hybrid is made from vacuum-formed Lexan, letting you and a friend see through to the water, rocks, and sea life below your boat. A double UV layer prevents yellowing, and the frame is made from T6 6061 anodized aluminum. Substantial discounts available when buying 2 or more kayaks.

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