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What Are the Different Types of Fishing Boat Accessories?

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One of the most common types of fishing boat accessories would be boat seats, which are available in a wide variety of styles. Safety gear such as fog horns and emergency lights helpful accessories for fishing boat owners. Some accessories for fishing boats need to be replaced periodically, such as marine-grade carpeting. Tackle boxes and fishing rods are common fishing boat accessories that most fishermen own.

A fishing boat will typically need to be anchored to a dock, requiring some type of anchoring kit. Fishing boat accessories in this kit may include a folding anchor and marine-grade line. The hooks of the anchor are typically constructed of high-grade stainless steel. Galvanized anchor chains are another type of fishing boat accessory.

Fishing boat weatherproof decals that feature letters and numbers are a common boat accessory. These stickers are made for personalization of a boat. The decals are generally about 3 to 4 inches in height (7 to 10 centimeters) and may come in various colors.

Navigation stern lights are another type of essential accessory for a fishing boat. These lights have a tall body, with a heavy reinforced clamp for securing to the surface of the boat. Most of the navigation stern lights for fishing boats are battery powered.

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Fisherman generally keep some type of emergency whistle on their boats. These fishing boat accessories may also double as a compass. Alternately, a fog horn is a boat accessory that may be used to sound in an emergency. Other types of safety whistles are attached to a lanyard, which is worn around the neck, preventing it from becoming lost.

A boat ladder is a convenient accessory for medium-sized or larger fishing boats. Ladders for fishing boats are typically constructed of tubular aluminum and made to be rust-proof. Most fishing boat ladders have two or three steps. A fishing boat ladder may fold easily for compact storage when not in use.

Small fishing boats may be moved easily with an accessory known as a boat dolly. A boat dolly is typically constructed of steel, with twin rubberized tires. The fishing boat dolly can be attached to the boat for rolling or moving with minimal effort. Many boat owners use this accessory when transporting a small fishing boat from the car to the dock.

Maintenance and repair kits are helpful fishing boat accessories that many fishermen own. These tools generally include sockets, wrenches, pliers, and screwdrivers, all specially sized for making repairs of most boats. The tools are typically housed in a marine-grade quality hard shell, making it weather resistant.

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