Boating Tip of the Day:
A wire coat hanger can save the day. Bend it into a hook and you can retrieve that wedding ring that fell between the outboard stringer and the hull side — or under the air-conditioner and beside the engine, of course. Cut a small section, and you can bend it into a cotter pin. If a hose or outflow is clogged, or when wasps build a nest in your tank vent fitting, it’s just what's needed for a quick fix.