Getting an old hose off a barb can be next to impossible . . . unless you’ve got this tool. [More] Exceedingly Helpful Tool: Our Hose Puller
If you're boating, you have to be prepared to fix things when there's no repair facility nearby.
Here are some tools we've come to love because of how useful they are and how well they've held up.
How to use a shaker siphon to transfer fuel or water from jerry cans to your boat. Stop straining your back with this super-easy system! [More] How to Use a Shaker Siphon to Fuel Your Boat
You think of an ice pick as something used in the kitchen in days gone by . . . but it’s an essential tool on our boat! [More] An Ice Pick Onboard?
I won’t go quite so far as to say this is the “only” screwdriver you need on the boat, but it comes darn close! [More] Tekton Screwdriver Kit
Boats — and the stuff on them — break. To fix them, you need tools. This tool set is one of our favorite buys! [More] Stanley Mechanics Tool Set
One of those tools that few people have even heard of, yet is so very helpful. And it’s pretty cheap, too! [More] Screw Holders
We use shock cord to organize lots of stuff, but don’t really like the plastic ends sold commercially. Instead we make much stronger loops with hog rings — here’s how to do it. [More] How to Make Loops in Shock Cord
A not-very-expensive battery tester that’s easy to use right in the boat with results comparable to a load tester! [More] How to Test Boat Batteries
This inexpensive tool made the scraping SO much easier without gouging the gel coat. And we’ve used it for lots of other projects as well. [More] Easier Paint Scraping on Boats
OUCH! Kneeling for any length of time, especially on non-skid, is hard on the knees. How to make it easier to DIY. [More] Save Your Knees When Doing Boat Projects