Protect your spars
These spar kits were inspired by the Oar Leather Kits that we get from Rodger Swanson at Swanson Boat Company. The leather in each kit is 5-6 oz. top grain, vegetable tanned cow hide. Marine tallow is included as the...
By popular request we are finally offering one inch nylon webbing and buckles. Since these are sturdy and not really affected by water, they are very useful for many applications on a boat. Some ideas:
Keeping hatches closed
Holding heavy gear in...
Keyhole saws are used to make curved cuts, and by first drilling a pilot hole, closed inside cuts. Because they cut on the pull stroke and have very sharp teeth, they make clean cuts in the most awkward of areas. The blades are made from high carbon saw...
Anchor Buddy Stretch Anchor Rode Boat mooring retrieval system stretches from 14 to 50 feet. (please note this is the full size Anchor Buddy, not the shorter version) Available in Red, Blue, or Black We've seen these used over the years, but on the last...
These stainless electropolished Anchor Hangers attach securely to any 7/8 to 1” rail or pulpit and will hold most Danforth and Fortress-style anchors up to 35 pounds, flukes down to prevent snagged lines. Allows for quick release. Easy to install...
Heavy Stainless Steel
Factory West Wight Potter Anchor Roller - 10.5" length by 2.25" wide.
Save Your Boat. Save Your Cruise. As simple as a sticker!
A friend entering the Race to Alaska told us about these fantastic all-weather, error-proof, fast-curing repair kits being sold in Spain. Instead of some clumsy two-part putty that you hope...
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Bellows pump - shown here with pump adaptor attached.
Notice the heavy seams and the quality valve. A quarter turn removes the valve cover for filling or deflating...
Our beach roller repair kit, shown above, contains several pieces of PVC patch material and a tube of glue. It also includes a wrench for tightening the fill valve which can loosen and allow air to escape. All the above is contained in a handy carrying...
Aere Beach Rollers2000 lbs. capacity9 inches x 60 inchesweight 3-1/2 lbs.
We looked at two different brands of beach rollers at the last Everglades Challenge. One was pretty flimsy and was made with plain vinyl sheeting like a swimming pool toy. Those...
Here is a handy fid for making those eye, end, and running splices in twisted line. T-handle gives great leverage for splicing up to 1" line. Cast Bronze - may need some polishing or smoothing.
We have a variety of items to help display burgees. On the left, in the photo, is a 17 inch stainless steel pole. It is shown with an optional rail mount bracket that will fit either 7/8" or 1" rails. One set of stainless/nylon clips comes with each...
Anyone who has ever struggled trying to make splices in single braid Spectra will quickly see how great this tool will be. We saw them and immediately ordered a batch from the manufacturer in Amsterdam. This is a great complimentary tool for our Selma...
These pumps come with three different nozzles and are designed to fill everything from inflatable boats to air mattresses, but we stock them primarily for inflating our popular Beach Rollers. Historically we offered a bellows style pump, but...
Cast in bronze, this convenient oar locking device is ideal for those who want to leave their oars safely with the dinghy at yacht clubs or public docks. Edson's unique design is easy to operate because the lock is on the top of the seat. You can also...
When I saw this tool, I immediately knew I wanted one for my cruising tool kit. Having used pull saws before, I was already sold on the type. The fact that it folds is what makes it ideal for a traveling repair kit. And it doesn't hurt that it is only 6...
These traditional style bailers are made up with:cherry backplateslatheturned white oak or black locust handles (depends on the offcuts in the shop at the time)vegetable tanned shoulder leather for the"scoop,"copper slate nailsinstructionsand a tin of...
These are all-purpose patch kits that evey boater or camper should have on any outing. They feature thick, peel-and-stickTeflon patch material with a super adhesive that will work on virtually any surface. This stuff will work where duct tape won't,...
These vents bring fresh air into a stuffy cabin. Can be used with a dorade box for an all-weather installation.
Made from Dip Molded PVC
Die Cast Manganese Bronze
Tidmarsh Major sent us this picture of the horse he rigged on his Skat sailboat using one of our...
Metric markings on both sides of the blade
Our 3, 5, and 8 meter tapes (5M shown above) are high quality Lufkin brand. Each tape has:
shock absorber to protect the end hook upon return
case designed to fit your hand
clear coat blade protection and more...
Rick Landreville washes the salt off after a long Texas200 day
Just pushes on to a 1 or 2 liter bottle. Made with dogs in mind obviously, but sailors are filthy animals so they should like them ;)
Here is the company...
6 Colors - 6 Shapes - Many Uses
Cylinder - This is a good shape for a parrel, not traditional, but I can't see why it would not work just fine.
Cube - Obviously this bead will NOT work! But it may have other uses. Let me know...
PVC D-Ring Patch
These stainless D-rings on rugged PVC patches can be glued to inflatables of all kindsâkayaks, rafts, RIBs, and SUPs. If you've ever tried towing a small inflatable by that poorly located rope on a small raft then you'll see at...
Add a dash of color to your sailboat. These ripstop nylon pennants will flutter brightly in the slightest breeze. Brass grommet allows you to tie to your sail or halyard.Red, White and Blue ones are about 5" x 66"
Various sizes, and colorsModelDiaRopeWeightRF13161 in.25 mm3/16 in.5 mm0.3 oz.7 gRF13173/4 in.20 mm 3/16 in.5 mm 0.1 oz.3 g
In Jim Michalak's essay about capsizing, he stresses the need to have some way to reboard your boat when you end up in the water. He offers several suggestions, including a PVC ladder option, but notes that he does not trust the glued joints. This ladder...
Clevis pins and rings can get hooked on line or otherwise pulled out and consequences can be disastrous. On stayed rigging we suggest wrapping your turnbuckles and other pinned fittings to make sure they don't get snagged or wiggle loseâespecially if...
What is it?
The Scullmatix is a simple device to make sculling a boat almost automatic. It is made from 1/8" stainless steel plate and has two 5/16" SS carrage bolts with wingnuts. It weights just under 2 lbs. It is very robust - it...
Injection Molded Nylon
Make your own bungee cords or other shock cord applications. Simply thread an end through the hole in the base and tie a knot (see illustration at left) In spite of the measurements, the 1/4" clips work best with...
All new, patent pending design is made by way of air assist injection molding instead of foam filled method, thus preventing any potential leakage of foam from within the handle. Features ball bearings in the handle to ensure smoother action under load...
Bronze or Stainless
Quick release for rope or cable such as lifelines. Lately these have become popular for belts.
Forged, then hot dipped galvanized
SD-147804, SD-147806, SD-147808
We really like these rubber Pole storage clips. We got a new catalog from Sea-Dog and upon seeing these things, we immediately ordered some of each size. Use them to secure paddles, belaying pins, dip nets, fishing poles, whisker poles,...
Natural rubber with polyethylene cover; All sail furling ties are packed in sets of 3.
Rob Rohde-Szudy sent us this picture. It shows his method of keeping extra life jackets out of the way yet handy if needed. He uses one of our Nylon pad...
Note: size = diameter of stock
I always called these "caribiners" but "Snap Hook" works too. Don't confuse these with the cheap, aluminum ones you see at discount and big box stores for 99¢, though. These are quite robust and won't dissolve in...
Various sizes, Formed 304 Stainless Steel
Sea-DogÂ® boat hooks are constructed of marine grade aluminum tubing with a threaded end attachment and comfort grip handle. Add in a four-point hook attachment from a over-molded soft rubber coated hook, that protects your boat from scuffs and...
Five sizes available
These are the best fids we have ever used. I found out about them from Michael Storer when he was visiting after Sail Oklahoma. He was making some videos demonstrating making eyes in 12 strand Spectra and asked for one of these Selma...
Shinto Saw Rasps are manufactured from high quality saw blades with coarse teeth (11 teeth/inch) on one side and fine teeth (25 teeth/inch) on the other. Because of the saw tooth design, clogging is eliminated. Use the coarse side for shaping and very...
The Shinto planer style saw rasps comes with a removable blade. The handles are raised so that it can be used over a large surface. The blade may be quickly reversed so that both coarse and fine teeth are readily available for use, The blade length is...
For Paint or epoxy application
Shur-Line Foam Mini Roller. These are the rollers many of our professional builders swear by for roll-and-tip painting of their boats. Quick Pro, sturdy 4-inch foam roller cover, 12 inch threaded handle, high density...
Add a dash of color to your sailboat. These ripstop nylon pennants will flutter brightly in the slightest breeze. Brass grommet allows you to tie to your sail or halyard.
Perfect for any small boat without a built-in head
Over the years we've tried a variety of different "heads" on small boatsâfrom fold-down seats with waste bags to chemical porta-pottiesâand each has had its pros and cons. But it's taken us years to...
Back by popular demand
Smart Bottles are stout, puncture-resistant, double-walled plastic (BPA free) bottles that hold up to a gallon of liquid but can be rolled down to almost nothing when empty. They also feature grommets for hanging or securing in...
AISI 304 Stainless
Note: Nominal size is overall length of pin - see sketch below for other dimensions...
Here is a Stainless steel fid with hardwood handle for making those eye, end, and running splices in twisted line. Hollow backside for ease of threading.
A fid is a tool (basically a somewhat conical hollow spike) that can be...
Effectively save partial cans of paint and varnish
StopLossBags™ are designed for oil, water, & alcohol-based wood finishes. They are not suitable for lacquer.
StopLossBags™ allow you to preserve the fresh off-the-shelf quality of...