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Boating Maintenance Tip of the Day:

Ever need to tighten a nut on one side of a bulkhead, but your arms aren’t long enough to reach around the other side and hold a wrench on the bolt head? Locking pliers serve as a second set of hands when working solo.

Tighten the nut by hand, and then clamp on the pliers. Go to the other side and turn the wrench or screwdriver: Most times (we are talking about boats, right?) there’s an obstruction on the side where you clamped the pliers, and as you turn the bolt, the pliers will rotate until they fetch-up on the cable, corner or underside of the deck, allowing you to sock the fastener tight.

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