Thanks for taking a moment to peruse Navagear! Navagear is published by Tim Flanagan.

We’re always on the look out for cool new tools and gear for boats, especially the things you might want to have along on a voyage or otherwise off-the-beaten-path.

Do you sell a great, cruising-oriented product you’d like us to know about? Better yet, did you invent it? Find something interesting at a boat show? Send us a note at Tim (@ sign) Navagear dot com. We love sharing the good stuff with other boat gear nuts.

About Tim

timflanheadshot_sm.jpgTim Flanagan has boated since childhood, when his family cruised their trailerable powerboat throughout the San Juans and up the Inside Passage. As an adult he took up sailing; his one-design racing résumé includes the Laser, J/24, and J/35. He has completed three offshore passages totaling about 4500 miles, including two down the US west coast and one from Honolulu to Seattle. Tim cruises with his wife and two daughters aboard Two Lucky Fish, a C-Dory 22. Professionally, Tim has had a varied career, including stints as an ESL teacher overseas, talk radio producer, 911 operator, encyclopedia editor, and freelance writer.

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Daniel Noiseux June 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Hi Tim, I tough I’d let you know about the iPad / iPad2 waterproof hard cases that we sell, maybe this could be of interest for you and your readers. Please take a look at our website and let me know if you’d like more information

Best Regards



Terry October 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Would you care to review the Tailknottr product? I have sent you an email and I will send you a sample at your request.
tailknottr dot com


Paula Sparks November 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

My friend, Jay Hafner, of America Sailing Club, has invented a really cool wind turbine for his 38′ all-electric
catamaran. Looks great, and generates a lot of power. Take a look at the GeniGreen on America Sailing and Diving.com.


vanilla May 10, 2012 at 7:23 am

I come from China, I want to buy the kayak.
how much is it?
Please send email to me.Thank you.

best wishes!



Kyle Murphy August 31, 2012 at 12:24 am

Hi Tim,

I work as part of the Business Development team at FindTheData.org. We’re an internet startup focused on providing unbiased comparisons of data to help users make informed decisions. We’ve worked with top publishers like The Huffington Post, Tech Crunch, and Golf Digest to provide each of them with a free comparison widget relevant to their site.

We recently developed a sailboat comparison and are looking for a quality, sailing related site that might find this comparison useful for their readers.

To give you a better idea of the type of widgets we set up, take a look at the sidebar widget we installed last week for RealClearHistory.com (Empires Throughout History).

Also, I would love to feature your site on our Blog Sites Comparison for free. FindTheBest generates more than 10 million unique monthly visitors, and I’d be happy to share that traffic with your site as well. Here is the URL: http://blog.findthebest.com/

Please let me know the appropriate person to speak with and how I may arrange a phone call to discuss this further.




Ken V. September 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

Can’t seem to find the “coil-away flexible crab trap” on any of the websites on Navgear. Any help with this would be appreciated. Thank You


Jim Burgoyne June 10, 2013 at 3:39 am

Hi Tim,

While your review of our Salish Sea Pilot guides was positive, though at the same time somewhat cautionary, I have to tell you that we are very impressed by the number of visitors that your site has sent our way.

Our way of saying thanks for being mentioned by well-regarded site, and thanks to your readers.

Jim @ SalishSeaPilot.com


John Kislov February 8, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Hello there.

Please send some catalog, Dory look,s good.
Whats the different between DORY and C-DORY?

Box 41
3962 Upernavik


Kurt Hoehne April 3, 2014 at 6:53 am

Hi Tim, I’ve had your blog on my feed reader for some time and enjoy it. I’d like to invite you over to nwyachting.com to take a look at what we’ve been building, and I’d love your feedback. If we make the cut, maybe you could add it to your blogroll. Would you mind if I picked up the occasional post from you, as long as – of course – I credited and always linked back to the original?


Franz August 11, 2014 at 7:20 pm


For my sailboat stern-mounted Magna Grill.

I’m trying to locate the PVC LPG storage container I’ve seen here and there. It’s a 4″ piece of PVC, open at the bottem for drainage, has a (clean out plug) screw cap on top, and holds 2 small propane bottles. The bottom aspect has a ss bolt and nut that runs through and through to hold the bottles inside. And the top plug is attached to a chain so one doesn’t drop it overboard. This container attaches to a lifeline post with clamps. Online a picture shows this container bearing the company logo of “SSR.”

Thanks for listening.



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