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Clear Film-Protect your deck
We apply this to our boats to help prevent scratches. I'm known for striking my paddle on the sides, hence the film. Can also be used for a quick repair, such as when that shark bit a hole in Rob's Explorer. Comes off easy, less clean up.
Small S 'Biners
We use these to secure small items to our vests. Also to make quick release hatch cover ties. I sometimes sell them as well. Check my store if you want to purchase from me directly.
Harmony Stern Float
I use these to secure loads in my hatches. When the loads in your boat shift, bad stuff can happen. Additionally, these are the best tool to use under an emergency hatch cover.