West Marine offers all things boats and more. Choose from anything from anchors to watersports, including docks, moorings, barbecues, appliances, boat seating and covers, boats, outboards, books, videos, items for the cabin and galley, apparel, coolers, deck fasteners, and other hardware and more.
One of the most important pieces of equipment a boater should have is a good GPS, plotter, fish finder, and radar. The boater could have all of this in one convenient package in the GPSMAP 740. This unit is a standalone unit that features a large display. It comes preloaded with data for the United States coastal areas, including Hawaii and Alaska. It also has charts for the Bahamas.
The screen is a touchscreen, which makes it easy to operate while piloting the boat. The waterproof unit allows a user to enter up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 routes, 20,000 track log points, and 50 saved tracks.
In addition to being able to navigate the seas, a boater must have all proper safety equipment on board. If a boater has worn or out-of-date safety equipment, West Marine can help the boater make his or her boat safe with life jackets, survival gear, rafts, signaling devices, fire extinguishers, first aid items, crew-overboard products, harnesses, tethers, and vapor detectors.
If a boater doesn't have enough seating, he or she can choose from several types of seating, including the Kingfish II folding deck chair. The Kingfish II is available in stainless steel or aluminum with plastic foundations that do not warp or rot like plywood. The contoured foam cushions are covered with water-resistant vinyl. The stout 1-inch frames include a safety catch so the chair doesn't fold up on the boater in that all-important moment of reeling in the biggest catch of the century.
For those who like a bit of adventure, choose the Prowler 13 fishing kayak. West Marine's sport kayak is fast and has a lot of legroom. It has room in an oversized tank for plenty of fishing gear, including a tackle box, cooler and other items. The Prowler 13 features paddle keepers, flush-mounted rod holders, a deck bungee, molded-in cup holder, and a transducer compatible scupper.
For the fishing buff, choose from many fishing accessories, fishing rods, reels, marine trolling motors, outriggers, rod holders, racks, downriggers, bait tanks, bait tank pumps, tackle boxes, lures, tackle, fillet tables, bait tables, and fishing lines. Tackle boxes come in all sizes and shapes, including flat plastic trays for lures, hard plastic boxes with many compartments, nylon tackle bags and waterproof cases.
Browse through West Marines' fishing lures and bait pages to find the discriminating fisher's favorite bait and lures. Choose waxwing jigs, butterfly shallows, butterfly flat-side jigs, and white glow lures in many colors and styles.
Finally, the boater needs to ensure the boat is kept in good order. Browse through West Marine's maintenance pages to find antifreeze, resin, boat soap, engine winterizing kits, adhesives, hardeners, and non-skid deck cleaners. Don't forget the outside of the boat, too--West Marine has several things to care for the outside of the boat, including hull cleaner and deck brushes.