Multi-tool for Boaters

My son gave me a Leatherman Fuse Multi-tool with flashlight last year for Christmas.  The tool came with a nylon belt case which may be used vertically or horizontally.  The case has three pockets, one internal and two external for accessories.

The tool has a knife, can opener, bottle opener, Phillips screwdriver, two straight blade screwdrivers,  scissors,  wire stripper,and a ring to attach to a lanyard.  The needle-nose pliers have a hard and regular wire cutter.  The unit is only 4 inches long when closed and when the handles are opened in line, you have 8 inch and 20 cm rulers on the outside of the handles.  It weighs 6 ounces or 170 grams.    It has Zytel, a gray plastic, inserts on the handles for comfort.  All the tools lock into place.  I have used it many times aboard vessels and the last time it was used was in the airport to tighten the handle of my suitcase.  I carry it in my checked bag when flying and in my backpack when I am out on the water.

There is an optional Bit Driver accessory which is sold separately and it fits over the Phillips screwdriver.  I have not used this accessory.

The Monarch 400 flashlight uses 1 AA battery and outputs 45 lumens.  Translation – it is bright.  Perfect for checking dark corners of the engine room or cockpit lockers.

For anyone looking for a gift for a boater, this might be just what you need.

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