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
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.
Six books in one, all in understandable language and with LOTS of illustrations to help you understand your boat’s systems. [More] Sailboat Maintenance Manual
Little flashlights are good, but sometimes you just need more light — but without a huge power draw. These will do it! [More] LED Worklights
How do you get gunk out of various nooks and crannies in the galley, around fiddles and other tight spaces? Make your own perfect tool out of an old toothbrush! [More] Cleaning in Tight Spaces
Do some of your galley tools find themselves standing in for “real tools?” A quick tip on how to save them! [More] Tools in the Galley
I’ve had to cut PVC for several galley projects and hated cutting it. Then I tried this saw. Four words say it all: HOT KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER. [More] PVC Saw
Instead of looking for better ways of getting parts un-frozen, why not just avoid the problem in the first place! [More] Anti-Seize
Rescue Tape can stop water pipe and hose leaks, repair high pressure watermaker and hydraulic lines, and more. Learn what it can do and how to use it. [More] Best Plumbing Repair Tape: “Rescue Tape”