Mailport December 2013 Issue

Mailport: December 2013

Rescue Magnet

In regard to your article, “What’s in the Practical Sailor Toolbag?” (PS, January 2012), I would add another important item to the checklist: a very strong magnet that can be attached to a string to fish out any steel tools or screws that have dropped over the side. I spent less than $10 for such a magnet and was able to retrieve a socket wrench that had cost me more than twice that much. Since then, I have rescued additional screws and metal pieces that slipped from my hands.


Coleman Hawk
Sea Hawk, 2003 Catalina 42
Jacksonville, Fla.

Next: Kanberra

Comments (1)

Rescue Laser Flares have been on the market since 2001 offering a safe alternative to pyrotechnic emergency signaling device. The Rescue Laser Light is available for only $99 and offers 40 hours of signaling before replacing the battery and includes a limited lifetime warranty. See to view all three models - all of which are under $200!

Posted by: Greatland Laser | January 17, 2014 2:13 PM    Report this comment

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