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
Tools for a Boat
If you're boating, you have to be prepared to fix things when there's no repair facility nearby.
Tools we've come to love because of how useful they are and how well they've held up.
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] Shock Cord Loops
A not-very-expensive battery tester that’s easy to use right in the boat with results comparable to a load tester! [More] Testing 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 and Gunk Scraping
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
Whether you wear glasses or sunglasses, you need to be able to fix them out on the water. Here’s a great — and inexpensive — kit that’s had everything I’ve ever needed. [More] Eyeglass Repair Kit
A good book with all the knots and splices you’re likely to ever need, including ones that hold in high tech line. [More] The Essential Knot Book for Boats
A good library of troubleshooting books is essential on any cruising boat — the more remotely you intend to travel, the more extensive the library. Nigel Calder’s book is the perfect foundation for almost any boat’s collection. [More] The Best Boat Mechanics Book