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Garmin’s Tip of the Month - May 2011

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Boaters are always trying to splice and strip small-gauge wires in spaces where a pen-knife or wire stripper won’t fit. I use a letter opener—one of those you hold in your palm. It has a little arm that guides the wire to the fixed razor’s edge while keeping it firmly in place. And it cuts without stripping strands and produces a neat, clean job even in cramped places.

Tom Fitzpatrick, Peralta, NM

This article originally appeared in the May 2011 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.