Spending a weekend getaway basking in the wonders of nature has been proven to be a good alternative to relieving stress. However, the choice used to be limited to either camping or cruising on a lake. Fortunately, with the Sealander Amphibious Camping Trailer, it is now possible to do both at the same time!
At the first glance, people often mistaken the Sealander for a regular camping trailer. How very wrong they are! The Sealander, as its name suggests, is, in fact, an amphibious trailer that can dock on both land and water. With the ability to accommodate different modules, the Sealander can be fitted with various configurations, allowing both camping activities and water activities at the same time.
Structurally, the Sealander is light and very compact, allowing it to be towed at the back of a car without the need of special permits and equipment. Its wide, cabin shaped design, on the other hand, provides stability and balance, enabling it to float on water without toppling over. In addition to that, a built-in low emission motor also allows the Sealander to traverse the water in without affecting nature and its beauty.
Operating the Sealander looks easy enough. All you have to do is back it up to a cleared shoreline, pop it into the water and watch as you float away to sunset. This magical machine, however, will only be available in the 2012 and priced starting from $20,500 ( €15,000 ) and so on for different configurations.
Everyone enjoys the warm weather that the summer brings. Going to the beach, river, or lake is always a pleasant experience, with today’s inflatable gadget you could have an even better time. It is called the Sea-Doo Aqua Lounge 4 Person Inflatable with MP3 System. This inflatable is capable of keeping up to four people afloat in a seated position while floating along on the surface of the water.
The comfortable positions on the inflatable lounger also provide drink holders enabling you to put your drink down without spilling it.
Some people would enjoy just chilling with the friends, others prefer to float along in peace and quiet, and some people enjoy listening to music whilst relaxing. Listening to music is not a problem as there is a waterproof MP3 system featuring 2 speakers within the aqua lounger.
Getting in and out of the lounger is easy as there is a boarding platform that provides low level access and handlebars to ensure entering and exiting the lounger is a piece of cake. During this process there is no need to hang on for dear life as the four chamber design prevents the lounger from tipping over when one quadrant is put under pressure.
The lounger is manufactured from heavy-gauge PVC with durable nylon surfaces and as with most inflatable’s comes with a puncture repair kit should a hole or tear appear. There is no need to worry about floating away either as a anchor and rope is provided. All this for $299.
Do you love to sail? How would you like to navigate your boat by using a navigation system on your phone? Well, these days almost anything is possible and so it is not a surprise to learn that there is a reliable navigational tool that could even replace your chart plotters effectively.
iNavx Marine Navigation is an app that brings the U.S marine charts to mobile phone. In fact, the app is not just for iPhone user but also for those, that owns an iPad and iPod Touch. So, if you own any of these Apple gadgets then you can download the app and get access to a detailed chart with a wide coverage.
The app covers the Gulf Coast, East Coast, West Coast, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Alaska and Virgin Islands. In addition, the app can be used many different devices so there is no need to worry about compatibility issues, you can get access to more than a thousand charts.
iNavX Marine Navigation is an amazing app as you can also use the location services already built into the phone, like Wi-Fi, GPS and cell tower to help you plot position using real time with the multi touch zooming, scrolling and rotating features. Furthermore, with the iPad, iPhone or iPod connection, you can use the iNavX as a repeater for other popular navigation software that could also supports the NMEA data or Coastal Explorer. Including, the AIS, GPS transponders, receivers and instruments that measure depth, speed and wind.
By the way, should you decided to take advantage of this great marine navigation app, you will be happy to know that iNavX is constantly updated and this is provided without any additional expense on your part. Just simply, pay the onetime fee of $49.99 when you download the app at iTunes and you are all set to sail wherever you want.
The Hydrocycle is a watercraft that combines a boat with a bicycle. The power is provided by the rider and is as easy as riding a bike. However, the pedaling does not rotate a wheel, instead in rotates a 12” propeller that powers the Hydrocycle forward.
This Hydrocycle allows two riders to pedal at the same time and is suitable for rivers, lakes, and oceans, anywhere with no more than 3’ of swells. Constant cycling can produce a speed up to 6mph which is as fast as canoeing or kayaking, however because you are using your legs instead of your arms you do no tire as easily.
Buoyancy is provided by three polyethylene pontoons that ensure stability and speed is maintained during a ride. Just like a bicycle, handlebars are provided that steer the hydrocycle in whichever direction you want due to being linked to a rudder.
Comfortability is guaranteed with an adjustable seat and the hydrocycle also provides a storage container at the front of the hydrocycle to store a refreshing drink should you need it. One final bonus, the whole unit can be assembled and disassembled easily without the need for tools. This unit does not come with the life jackets shown in the picture, so make sure you wear one when you use it.
The Hydrocycle is made of high quality materials designed to be long lasting, easily cleaned, and transported. Perhaps a bit on the expensive side at $3,600 for the tandem version, there is also a single rider version for $1900.
Sanyo have released a new Waterproof HD Camcorder which will take underwater filming to a new level. Obtaining the highest IEC 60529 waterproofs rating the Sanyo Dual Camera Xacti WH1 gives users the confidence of using their camera without worrying about the damage due to water or even snow.
With summer not far away, plenty of people will be going away on holiday and the waterproof Sanyo HD Camcorder will be one of the first items packed away into the suitcase. Take the camcorder with you to the pool or lake with your friends or family and you can be confident in recording video in 720p High Definition and 30x optical zoom.
The Camcorder allows still shots to be taken with the 2-megapixel camera. All images and videos can be viewed on the 2.5-inch display unit. A rechargeable battery powers the Sanyo which gives 3 hours+ of filming.
Sanyo Dual Camera Xacti WH1 Features
- Waterproof up to 3 meters (10 feet)
- HD Digital Video (720p, 30fps)
- 30x Optical Zoom
- 2-Megapixel* sequential shooting (13fps)
- 2.5-inch LCD Display
- Long life battery (up to 3-hour 20-minute continuous recording)
- Digital Image Stabilizer (Movies & Stills)
- Face Chaser technology (can detect up to 12 faces for photos and videos)
- Built-in still photo flash
- HDMI Output
- MPEG-4, H.264 Video
- SD/SDHC memory compatible
- *effective pixel rate 1.1 megapixels