Those of you who have been readers for a while know that I'm a bit of a tool freak. That said, like most cruisers, I also tend to be conservative about stuff that costs money (cruising is expensive enough without being frivolous), takes up space, and adds weight to our boat.
And I like to think that after some five decades of maintaining boats, I'm pretty smart about balancing those conflicting needs well.
But this year I have been engaged in one of the most complex projects I have ever tackled—more details in a future article—during which I upgraded four of my tools.
And after using those new tools I realized that I should have bought them years ago, since they add to the quality of my work and make it go more quickly and easily, too—truly a win, win.
Here they are: