We’re pleased to offer new options for our popular Sailor’s Multi-tool collection. They’re available now in the SailZing Shop.
Building on the success of the SailZing(TM) Sailor’s Multi-tool version MT001, we’ve evolved the original version and added the Multi-tool Mini!
Why a Sailor’s multi-tool?
There are some tools that are just handy to have around while you’re sailing. Most sailors have some sort of wrench or wrenches for adjusting sidestay turnbuckles and other hardware. They probably also have screwdrivers. Often, they’re steel, which is a bit heavy and prone to rusting. We thought that it would be nice to have all the wrenches and screwdriver types in one tool, but make it lightweight and rust-proof. We asked around for what the most often used wrenches were and put them in this multi-tool. We’re still looking for a good rust-proof screwdriver bit, but the rest is rust-proof.
Let’s review what’s new.
Sailor’s Multi-tool MT002
This is the full-featured version updated to refine the shackle key to better fit smaller shackle pins and with an additional shackle key slot in a location that can make it easier to use in tight locations.
Sailor’s Multi-tool Mini MT003
The Multi-tool Mini includes a handy subset of the common wrench sizes (1/2″ and 7/16″) from the Sailor’s Multi-tool MT002 plus a shackle key and screwdriver bit socket. The Mini works well as a compact companion to the Multi-tool MT002.
Both multi-tools are crafted from a rugged, high performance plastic that handles most jobs while being lightweight and rust-proof.
Sailor’s Multi-tool Duo
The Sailor’s Multi-tool Duo set is a lightweight alternative to a bag of steel tools. Put 7 wrenches, 4 shackle keys, two screwdrivers and a bottle opener in your pocket with two lightweight & rust-resistant* tools. They’re easy to store and made of tough Delrin®, a high performance plastic. Sure, it won’t replace wrenches for really cranking down on something, but two of these are much more convenient to carry and store on the boat than a tool box. Nobody wants extra tool weight on board while racing.
We designed the Multi-tool Duo by asking our fellow sailors what wrench sizes they needed most for the scows and dinghies that we sail. They thought of nuts for gooseneck fittings, cleats, sidestays, StayMasters®, rudders and more – 11/32”, 3/8”, 7/16”, 1/2”, & Stay. Then we added shackle keys to loosen tough shackle pins, a Philips and slotted screwdriver bit and even a bottle opener. There’s even a hole for a lanyard for those worried about dropping it overboard or to lash it to the boat or drybag.
This set includes the full SailZing Multi-tool plus a companion micro-tool mini MT003. Save money over buying two Multi-tools.
*The multi-tool is rust-proof, but the screwdriver bit may rust over time if exposed to water. It may be a good practice to wipe it down if it gets wet.