In one nifty device, Gill's Marine Tool combines the functionality boaters would want for on-board maintenance and emergency use.
Made from titanium-coated 420 stainless steel and an anodized aluminum, the tool consists of a serrated knife for cutting through line, a shackle tool that fits most mid-sized shackles and a marlin spike for line work. The Gill Marine tool comes with a sheath and retails for $25.95. Other tools the company has recently introduced include a marine rescue knife, a personal rescue knife and a harness rescue tool. Gill North America, Buford, Ga. Phone: (770) 945-0564; www.gillna.com
This article originally appeared in Home Waters Sections of the February issue.