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10 Ways to Organize Your Boat Gear for Boating Season

It’s time to get your vessel ready for a fun-filled boating season! Here are 10 ways to organize your boat gear onboard to ensure smooth sailing.

1. Keep cockpit clutter to a minimum with Boatmate’s Cruisin’ Caddy


Boatmate’s Cruisin’ Caddy is an easy-to-mount organizer that holds your favorite beverage, personal items and even a couple of your favorite lures. Mounts either vertically or on a flat surface.

2. Organize line with Ronstan’s Line Hangers

line holder

Use Ronstan’s Line Hangers all over the boat for organizing line, halyards, or even clothes and towels.

3. Maximize cabin storage with West Marine’s 60″ Gear Hammock

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West Marine’s 60″ Gear Hammock provides easy access and keeps your items from rolling around the boat.

4. Have your supplies handy with Blue Performance Storage Bags


Blue Performance has an entire line-up of waterproof, mildew, and UV resistant bags for all of your storage needs,

5. Keep life jackets organized and easy to access with Airhead T-Bag Storage Pack


The Airhead T-Bag Storage Pack allows easy access to life jackets while on the water with an additional stretch cord that offers another place to store items such as towels. Constructed from UV resistant and water resistant polyester making it durable and long-lasting in all weather conditions.

6. Handle trash aboard with Boatmate’s Trash Stasher

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Boatmate’s Trash Stasher mounts on any smooth surface with three suction cups or can be permanently mounted with screws. Holds standard grocery bags or plastic kitchen bags.

7. Easily secure or store dock lines, rope, cords, hoses and more with Wrap-it Storage Quick Strap Cord Organizers


Wrap-it Storage Quick Strap Cord Organizers are quick and easy to use hook and loop straps for wrapping up and organizing cords, hoses, rope, and so much more! They are marine grade and made with polypropylene to stand up to adverse weather and marine environments.

8. Save space with Camco Collapsible Buckets


Rigid buckets can be a hassle to store onboard. Not so with Camco Collapsible Buckets! The 3-Gallon Bucket stands 9 1/4″H when deployed, just 2″H collapsed and stows neatly in the included storage bag. With comfortable carry handles and rectangular stainless steel/plastic frame, the 5-Gallon Bucket easily accepts a deck brush.

9. Store bulky items with NITE IZE RunOff™ Waterproof Packing Cube

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The NITE IZE RunOff™ Waterproof Packing Cube keeps water out, seals messes in, and keeps you organized on the go, making it perfect for being on the water. This packing cube saves space by doubling as a compression bag, allowing it to compress bulky items, like jackets, towels, blankets, and clothing.

10. Enjoy instant organization with Boatmate’s Super Suction Cup Utility Hooks


Boatmate’s Super Suction Cup Utility Hooks mount in cockpit, cabin or flybridge. Super Suction hook holds lines, leaders, hats, towels, wet swimsuits or other clothing.

Conveniently pick up all of your boating essentials at Herrington Harbour North’s on-site West Marine.

West Marine at Herrington Harbour North is open Monday-Friday from 8 am – 7 pm, Saturday 8 am – 6 pm, and Sunday 9 am – 6 pm.

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7149 Lake Shore Drive
North Beach, MD 20714
P.O. Box 40, 389 Deale Road
Tracey’s Landing, MD 20779
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