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Most Useful Sailing Tool

In the course of a discussion with a few other sailors I was trying to figure the one most important tool to have with you if you were sailing, of course there was no correct answer. But for the sake of discussion what tool would you have to have and why. Mine is a Davis Sailing Knife which was given to me by my grandson.

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I think the number one thing you need if you're going to go sailing is a sailboat.
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Unfortunately, it seems that a checkbook (or a high-limit plastic equivalent) is the most necessary item.

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I'm not sure about useful but at times I feel like I'm the most useless .....

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Winch handle?
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Don't blow air up my rear, be useful and blow it at the sails!
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Seriously; a leatherman. If you don't have one you need one a sailboat.
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Seriously; a leatherman. If you don't have one you need one a sailboat.
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I'll echo this. We carry a whole collection of tools, all organized by task (electrical, plumbing, engine, general), but my most-used tool is the one on my hip all the time. I've gone through a few multi-tools over the years, and currently carry this one:

Charge TTi - Leatherman Multi-Tools

I especially like this one b/c you can open the cutting blades with one hand, so it doubles as an emergency knife.

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Spare parts and the tools and ability to use them.

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