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Magnetic pick-up

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Magnetic pick-up

Five Tools Every Boater Should Carry: Magnetic pick-up

If you’ve attacked even the smallest task in your engine room, you know that it is absolutely inevitable that you’ll drop a crucial component at the most inopportune time, and that it will end up where you can’t reach it. If the component is ferrous, which it often is, an extendable magnetic pickup will save your bacon. Pick-ups come in numerous shapes and sizes, but if you get one with a long, movable magnet, it will let you fish around for your item even if you can’t see it. You should have no problem finding one for less than $20.