A number of years ago, when I was just getting started in kayaking, I was in a class when one of the other students discovered a jammed skeg problem at the launch. The instructor pulled a multitool out of his PFD, flipped it open to reveal needlenose pliers and removed the offending pebble. I thought: "I want to do that!". Several multitools and a lot of $$ later, I don't think it's going to happen for me! Before anybody suggests it, I will state that I'm not going to get the tool out and soak it in fresh water (after opening out the many implements within) after every paddle. Every season, maybe... This (Leatherman 'Stainless' (sic)) tool has been completely disassembled and cleaned a couple of times already. It's not just appearance- the pliers are rusted shut. Any hints or recommendations will be appreciated!