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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2010, 06:13:18 pm »
I always carry a full spare fuel line with connectors and primer bulb. And something new to my kit will be hull plugs, took them out to drain any water in the hull and the fish hatches and left them on the boat. After the drive back to camp realized the mistake and luck was on my side and found them all but could have ruined my trip 
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2014, 02:53:16 pm »
a question; what do we all carry as spares and tools on board the boat? Mine typically is a tool kit, spare plugs and fuses, what does everyone carry?
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #22 on: June 16, 2014, 02:55:02 pm »
The above plus spare fuel filter, prop nut and split pins
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 06:39:39 pm by iNdlovu »

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2014, 03:02:34 pm »
Plugs,plugspanner,screwdrivers,pliers,piping,2 stroke oil and fuses,that's what I can think of now...
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #24 on: June 16, 2014, 03:18:35 pm »
I have a large list but then I travel far and a bit of extra weight on 2,5t does not hurt me too much:
Spare engine oil (Plenty in sealed 500ml containers) as easier to handle at sea if you need and less open leaky containers left lying about.
Fuel filers and spare plugs
Strap wrench (to get the pesky filters off) - screw driver through the filter will get you shot!
Socket set
Pliers, side cutters and leatherman and side cutters,
Spare 3mm sq 12VDC wire,
Spare fuel hose and 2 spare prime pump bulbs
Jumper cables (I have 2 X 180amp deep cycle no Maint gel batteries on either side of the boat - make sure your cables are long enough - my first set were not!)
Screw drivers assorted
Cable ties - Plenty of as the can double up as fuel hose clamps in a pinch and much more.
zip lock bags (extras as all the above gets stored in ziplocks where possible)
Small tub of common sizes SS screws, nuts and bolts)
GREASE - a big must!!
and a universal tool (tacknometer - or better known as a hammer)
Hacksaw and blades,
Tin of GP spray - Q20 or similar
Spare batteries, torch, cylumes... over and above that in the capsize bottle as I go out at night a lot,
Spare bulbs for my nave lights
Demolitions tape or gaffer tape
I keep the stuff all readily available and easily accessible and if I use any at sea replace it immediately and consider it a bad day at sea as Maintenance should have picked it up or prevented it if possible!
« Last Edit: June 16, 2014, 03:21:51 pm by Seventenths »

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2014, 04:39:43 pm »
A decent water resistant LED head light is much better to use on a boat than a torch. Hands free.
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2014, 04:58:04 pm »
A decent water resistant LED head light is much better to use on a boat than a torch. Hands free.
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2014, 08:39:54 pm »
If you have a vacuum sealer, you can seal your tools and wiil not rust. Only use for emergency.

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #28 on: June 18, 2014, 02:03:09 am »
Goggles...

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #29 on: June 18, 2014, 05:13:14 am »
Goggles...
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2014, 07:55:02 am »
a big box of beer


and a spare water pump

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2014, 08:56:37 am »
a big box of beer


and a spare water pump
NO BOOZE ON BOARD MY BOAT unless it's in the wash bay

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2014, 09:08:06 am »
a big box of beer


and a spare water pump
NO BOOZE ON BOARD MY BOAT unless it's in the wash bay

 :corrct: :corrct:

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2014, 05:34:19 pm »
If you surf launch and smoke a spare lighter. :hnthnt:

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2014, 05:46:34 pm »
Set of leather gloves and maybe a handheld radio as backup?

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #35 on: June 18, 2014, 09:42:30 pm »
You have a yeldcat so you won't need a tool  box  :appr:
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #36 on: June 19, 2014, 08:03:46 am »
a big box of beer


and a spare water pump
NO BOOZE ON BOARD MY BOAT unless it's in the wash bay

 :corrct: :corrct:

Just check what happened at Sodwana now. No dop on the boat, it's asking for  :shfan
I hit it so hard the night before that no dop is required on the boat .....

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #37 on: June 19, 2014, 08:17:18 am »
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #38 on: June 19, 2014, 09:05:29 am »
a big box of beer


and a spare water pump
NO BOOZE ON BOARD MY BOAT unless it's in the wash bay
I don't mind a few beers on my boat, but NEVER enough to get ratsarsed on, in summer I will take two or three beers with in the drinks cooler for the ride home.................beats a coke anyday!! w;k
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #39 on: June 19, 2014, 09:14:24 am »
Ditto on the alcohol ban! No booze whatsoever on my boat.  There's plenty of coffee, water, juices, sodas...

Also, this thread is about tools and spares... So back to it. 

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