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|Author||Topic: The Toolbox|
posted 10-28-2001 11:30 AM ET (US)
Let's try an on-line, inter-active approach to making the perfect toolbox to carry onboard our Boston Whaler. Here's how we'll do it:
--Add an item to the toolbox by adding a post to this thread;
Please follow the rules so I don't have to come back and edit all the posts!
I'll start the project with a posting below, to show the desired form.
posted 10-28-2001 11:33 AM ET (US)
Needle-nose pliers with insulated grips.
posted 10-28-2001 12:01 PM ET (US)
One multi-purpose tool (Leatherman, SOG or Gerber)
posted 10-28-2001 12:13 PM ET (US)
Socket set - 1/4" and 3/8" drive.
posted 10-28-2001 12:35 PM ET (US)
#2 phillips screwdriver.
posted 10-28-2001 12:47 PM ET (US)
Roll of duct tape
posted 10-28-2001 12:49 PM ET (US)
channel lock pliers
posted 10-28-2001 12:50 PM ET (US)
soft sided tool bag, to put everything into.
posted 10-28-2001 12:53 PM ET (US)
1/2" drive ratchet with 1-1/8" socket for prop nut.
posted 10-28-2001 01:28 PM ET (US)
3M No.33 electrical tape.
posted 10-28-2001 02:34 PM ET (US)
an assortment of crimp-on electrical connectors-male and female bayonet
posted 10-28-2001 02:44 PM ET (US)
spark plug wrench with extra set of spark plugs
posted 10-28-2001 03:34 PM ET (US)
A quality flashlight...
posted 10-28-2001 03:55 PM ET (US)
An assortment of fuses for everything onboard.
posted 10-28-2001 04:32 PM ET (US)
posted 10-28-2001 04:52 PM ET (US)
cable ties and hose clamps
posted 10-28-2001 05:36 PM ET (US)
posted 10-28-2001 06:17 PM ET (US)
wire strippers/cutters. various gage.
posted 10-28-2001 06:24 PM ET (US)
Wire and aligator clips.
posted 10-28-2001 06:32 PM ET (US)
bottle of lock-tite
posted 10-28-2001 06:35 PM ET (US)
replacement bulbs for all lights.
posted 10-28-2001 06:43 PM ET (US)
posted 10-28-2001 07:16 PM ET (US)
A Digital Multimeter (voltage meter, etc.)
posted 10-28-2001 07:20 PM ET (US)
A bigger boat to carry all this stuff!
posted 10-28-2001 08:59 PM ET (US)
Extra-large slotted screwdriver to add/change lower unit lubrication.
posted 10-28-2001 09:21 PM ET (US)
Emergency pull rope/handle for starting
posted 10-28-2001 09:42 PM ET (US)
Small wire brush ( tooth brush sized )
posted 10-28-2001 10:01 PM ET (US)
posted 10-28-2001 10:06 PM ET (US)
posted 10-28-2001 10:53 PM ET (US)
posted 10-28-2001 11:46 PM ET (US)
posted 10-29-2001 07:02 AM ET (US)
Hand operated bilge pump
posted 10-29-2001 08:10 AM ET (US)
posted 10-29-2001 08:26 AM ET (US)
sandpaper/emory cloth for cleaning connections
posted 10-29-2001 09:24 AM ET (US)
posted 10-29-2001 09:45 AM ET (US)
Red, Green, White Calume light sticks [Emergency nav lights]
posted 10-29-2001 10:04 AM ET (US)
Small workable funnel with rag in a zip-lock.
posted 10-29-2001 10:35 AM ET (US)
Bible, never without one. Seriously. Marriages or burials at sea.
posted 10-29-2001 12:01 PM ET (US)
Can of spray electrical contact cleaner (GC)
posted 10-29-2001 02:05 PM ET (US)
Sea star power steering/trim tab oil
posted 10-29-2001 04:19 PM ET (US)
Organizer to put small items in
posted 10-29-2001 05:43 PM ET (US)
Stainless bungee cords for tie downs in rough seas
posted 10-29-2001 06:08 PM ET (US)
7/16, 1/2 & 9/16 wrenches
posted 10-29-2001 06:08 PM ET (US)
"weed eater" string to clean "tattle tale" stream hole
posted 10-29-2001 09:49 PM ET (US)
A miner's/caver's headlamp for hands free light.
posted 10-29-2001 09:55 PM ET (US)
A sharp, sturdy knife
posted 10-29-2001 10:42 PM ET (US)
Marine grade velcro with adhesive backing
|Tom W Clark||
posted 10-30-2001 12:42 AM ET (US)
posted 10-30-2001 09:17 AM ET (US)
[Administrative post to eschew prolixity.]
posted 10-30-2001 09:23 AM ET (US)
A couple small tubes of "JB Weld" or other fast cure-two part epoxy
posted 10-30-2001 10:06 AM ET (US)
Spare Prop (aluminum to save weight)
posted 10-30-2001 10:35 AM ET (US)
jimh, you sent me to the dictionary on that one!
posted 10-30-2001 10:45 AM ET (US)
Copy of the engine's Operation & Maintenance Manual, specifically, the troubleshooting page.
posted 10-30-2001 11:44 AM ET (US)
A twenty dollar bill
posted 10-30-2001 07:06 PM ET (US)
posted 10-30-2001 08:30 PM ET (US)
floating prop nut wrench
posted 10-30-2001 08:40 PM ET (US)
To include with WD-40 and other can goods..."Quick Start" starting spray
posted 10-30-2001 10:21 PM ET (US)
spare prop nut,washer and cotter pin.
posted 10-31-2001 02:13 AM ET (US)
How big will this tool kit end up? Lots of great ideas but where to put it all?
posted 10-31-2001 08:28 AM ET (US)
Cell phone (with Vessel Assist Card)
posted 10-31-2001 12:34 PM ET (US)
Small retrieval magnet
posted 10-31-2001 03:29 PM ET (US)
Snap-on rollaround tool box
posted 10-31-2001 03:34 PM ET (US)
Miniture snap-on calander. Sorry jimh 2x's
posted 10-31-2001 03:38 PM ET (US)
When you edit me please correct my spelling, miniature,calender.
posted 10-31-2001 11:07 PM ET (US)
Bottle opener (for the Heinies')
posted 10-31-2001 11:08 PM ET (US)
A 3-ft. piece of nylon weed-eater cord is great for clearing that pee-hole in the engine when she clogs up with mud. Fishing the shallow marsh down here has its hazards. Did anyone mention taking a push pole along? We don't leave home without either.
posted 11-02-2001 01:43 PM ET (US)
JFM...sorry, but you also misspelled c-a-l-e-n-d-a-r
please forgive my verbose prolixity
posted 11-02-2001 04:26 PM ET (US)
Thanks Buckda. The ruler the nun used on my fingers didn't work. I was going to put knuckles but I'm not sure how to spell them. Regards, Jay
posted 11-05-2001 10:16 PM ET (US)
roll of toilet paper sealed in a ziplock bag
posted 11-07-2001 08:33 PM ET (US)
bucket for the ladies...in case they don't want to go swimming. (Seriously.)
posted 11-10-2001 11:23 PM ET (US)
Band-Aids, good to have close by when the tool wins.
posted 11-11-2001 09:15 AM ET (US)
This may be the most unusual tool I have carried aboard... a chainsaw... no fooling, back in Oct. I ran the Apalachicola River in NW Fla. and some of it's tributaries (St. Marks R., Brother's R., Owl Creek., Fla. R., Chipola R., Dead Lakes, Chattahoochee R., Spring Creek, etc,,etc.. The river sys. was very low and I had to navigate sand and gravel bars and lots of snags (ran up onto one of those buggers and had to wade and push to get free..) ... I had the chain saw packed away along with a bow saw in case a log or tree blocked my path... didn't have to use it but nice to know had it along. I put about 400 miles on my 21 Revenge/135Merc Opti and just returned from a run to St. Augustine and back (from Daytona Beach area) and still have not taken the chainsaw out of boat... need to do that! When I ran up on the snag I thought of another tool I might need... a "come-along" to winch boat off a log etc... Maybe I should just stick to the marked channel... nahhhhhh!!!! Clark.. Spruce Creek Navy
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