23 Oct 1999
Hose Guards- don't throw away that old hose. Cut a piece about a foot long, split it and put it around your dock lines and anchor lines where they pass through the chocks to prevent chaffing.
Kitty Litter Below - when you put your boat up for a period of time put a few boxes of Kitty litter below. It will absorb moisture, reduce mildew, and eliminate odors.
The Handy Coat Hanger -always have a metal coat hanger in your tool kit. It can be used to:
- free hose blockages
- hook something in an inaccessible area
- used to replace a cotter pin
- used as a temporary tie down
- free blocked limber holes
Information from: http://www.boatsafe.com/quicktip.htm