Mailport: December 2013
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.
Sea Hawk, 2003 Catalina 42