Even if you have the home tinkerer version of the tools, It's really nice to get to use the big boy toys. When I was working with the shop's tools they had a crimper with a 3 foot arm making solid crimps really easy.I live in Maine but not near the coast. That being said, the rest of my family is up Down'east, one cousin is a lobsterman, another works at Ellis, a marine restoration company. I might have to do a visit, thanks!
I used to live a mile from a Chandlery, now i am 8 hours to the nearest one.