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Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« on: November 09, 2010, 06:25:14 pm »
Guys,

Which tools one should not leave port without? Talking about a small toolbox for boats up to 23-24 ft.

The really, really essential stuff...

Thanks 

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010, 07:18:53 pm »
Hi JohnF

Pliers,flat screwdriver,star screwdriver,shiftinng spanner, nr10,12 and 13 spanners plus your motor tool kit. In addition a side cutter and insulation tape along with some Q20 and some cable ties.

Hydrualic steering oil is also something to keep on board(in a Energade bottle as to fill your steering easily), as I had to use it once or twice in the past as a result of leaks on the steering pipe joints.


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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010, 07:32:58 pm »
Shot Captain!

I would also add a small hammer to your list!

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010, 08:16:05 pm »
gaff HUGE GAFF  :hehe: good socket set , long screwdrivers flat+star . full range of fuses .good plug spanner short one and a long one .

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010, 08:37:49 pm »
Bolt cutters!

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010, 08:43:41 pm »
A bolt cutter (mine can only do 4mm) , a spare prop and a spanner/tool to change it.

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2010, 08:47:39 pm »
Aargh, Bennie, you beat me to it.   :happ:

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2010, 09:54:42 pm »
i got a big bolt cutter - does a Mustard sea demon hook , got a chaingang in my arm dont use chaingangs any more either .

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2010, 11:45:59 pm »
If single outboard and single battery a jump start battery.


Some 12v electrical wire, I had a fire aboard my old boat and managed to stop it and then quickly rewired my essencials allowing me to keep fishing.

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2010, 11:59:09 pm »
good to use on the crew as well if they slack off on the jigging .

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2010, 06:39:54 am »
good to use on the crew as well if they slack off on the jigging .

I'm so happy I don't do jigging!!!! :hyst: :hyst: :hyst:


So the list so far goes like:

- Bolt cutters
- Jump start battery (if single motor/battery)
- 12 v electrical wire
- Spare prop and nut+pin
- Spanner/tool for spare prop
- Small hammer
- Socket set
- Screwdrivers flat+star
- Full range of fuses
- Short and long plug spanner
- Pliers
- Shifting spanner
- Spanners nr 10, 12 and 13
- Side cutter
- Insulation tape
- Q20
- Cable ties
- Hydraulic oil

I guess that's it, hey?

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2010, 07:51:34 am »
Tagging kit????? w;k
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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2010, 08:58:33 am »
kwik start amazing what ether can do sprayed into carbs  !! esp if boats been standing awhile

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2010, 09:20:08 am »
Torch and check that you have some Nut drivers. They work better in a bobbing sea than a spanner that keeps dropping into the cowling. A Bit%^&h to get out.

Quick start is not necessary if you service your engines properly.

2 Strokes spare set of plugs. I change mine every 50 Hours and you never have starting issues and consumption is allways optimum.

and then a bigger boat for all the crap we listed..... :hyst:

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2010, 08:01:21 am »
kwik start amazing what ether can do sprayed into carbs  !! esp if boats been standing awhile

Kwik start is like vaporised Nitre Glycerine  :shk

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2010, 08:08:11 am »
These days you need a laptop and a Degree in electronics and you are sorted.

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2010, 08:47:25 am »
These days you need a laptop and a Degree in electronics and you are sorted.

 :hyst: :hyst: not in Moz!!!!

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2010, 09:01:34 am »
:hyst: :hyst: not in Moz!!!!


We know Moz don't know about laptops.... :hyst: :hyst:

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2010, 09:33:32 am »
A length of spare fuel pipe and some normal binding wire might come in handy. Spare spark plugs, handcleaner and some old rags for cleaning spilled fluids and grease.

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Re: Essential tools to have on your boat!?
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2010, 04:03:47 pm »
A lighter and a spare pack of smokes in the capsize bottle. No better yet, two lighters. As a smoker I hate when I can't have my drug. A lighter makes a handy bottle opener too :)
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