Tools, Tips and Tricks

Tools, Tips and Tricks is an annual session presented at the Marine Fabricators Conference with the goal of sharing tips, how-to ideas and DIY techniques with your fellow marine fabricators. Qualified entries also appear in Marine Fabricator magazine.  

Winning Entries
Winners are chosen through attendee voting at the annual Tools, Tips and Tricks session at the Marine Fabricators Conference. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are awarded at the Awards Dinner at the Marine Fabricators Conference. The top winner receives the honorary Don Racine Award established in 2016 in honor of the late Don Racine, an active MFA member and huge supporter of the Tools, Tips and Tricks. Other prizes are donated by exhibitors and in the past have included rolls of fabric, tools, hardware and other products.

Rules and Regulations
Suppliers and vendors are not eligible to enter.

Video Submissions must be under 1 minute and must not show the name of the company or submitor. View the 2022 video submissions for examples. If your file is larger than 20mb please upload to – it will ask for a recipient email to send it to, please enter

Please submit your entries online using this form or contact

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