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    This might be a dumb question but as a new boat owner I wanted to see what everyone keeps in their onboard toolkit. If anyone could provide a list of the things in your box it would be greatly appreciated. I apologize if this might be a repeat thread.

    #2
    Emergency rescue tape,

    Extra belts,

    Socket set,
    Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
    Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
    93 3058 sold
    92 2855 (day boat)
    91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
    Longbranch WA
    Life is Good

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      #3
      All the above plus...

      Duct tape

      Allen wrenches

      Adjustable Pipe Wrench

      Screw drivers (flathead and phillips)

      Vice Grips

      Electrical Tape

      Tin Snips

      Tape Measure

      Super Glue
      1999 Bayliner 3055 Ciera Sunbridge
      "Home Office"
      Home port Cedar Point Marina, Sandusky, Ohio

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        #4
        Grab yourself a soda and sit down in your engine bay.

        Ask yourself; "Do I have the skills to change that belt?" (as an example). If you do not, you don't need the tools.

        Ask yourself; "If I decided to change that part... do I carry a spare?". If you do not, you don't need the tools.

        Ask yourself; "Is it safe to perform this action while disabled, or bobbing around in a shipping lane?" If not, you may not need the tools.

        Ask yourself; "Would I be able to safely limp in on one motor, or call SeaTow...and I don't want to change that?" If so, you may not need need the tools or the parts.

        You should carry tools needed to conduct the repairs you decide on while drinking that soda..
        Custom CNC Design And Dash Panels

        iBoatNW

        1980 CHB Europa 42 Trawler- "Honey Badger"

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          #5
          I carry what's known as my bitch bag (because according to the Admiral, I bitch every time I have to open it), it's a soft-sided tool bag.

          It contains:

          2 sets of combination wrenches (metric & SAE)

          3/8" rachet with metric and SAE sockets

          set of screwdrivers

          set of Torx drivers

          wire strippers

          ratcheting wire crimper

          various wire connectors and butt joints and some extra #12 wire.

          a multi-meter

          2 sets of hex wrenches (metric & SAE)

          pliers, wire dykes, channel lock, 2 sizes of needle-nose pliers, medium size vice-grips

          as far as supplies go:

          belts (alternator and timing belt)

          timing belt tensioner

          freshwater pump impeller

          points & condenser

          1 4' battery cable (had the lug come off off one on the water once, 10 miles out from shore....never again)

          duct tape

          electrical tape

          2 quarts of engine oil

          1 gallon of premix coolant.

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            #6
            I carry one of those all-in-one tool kits from Walmart along with a good set of screwdrivers, various electrical connectors etc. and a prop wrench.
            Wet'ever
            1989 Avanti 2955
            460 King Cobra

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              #7
              "SomeSailor" post=805833 wrote:
              boobing around
              Hmmmmm.... I guess they could be classed as tools..... :whistle: They'd certainly be the best tool in my toolkit! :woohoo:

              JK. Couldn't let that one go by. :lol:
              "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
              MMSI: 367637220
              HAM: KE7TTR
              TDI tech diver
              BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
              Kevin

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                #8
                "Woodbutcher" post=805838 wrote:
                bitch bag
                ROTFL!!!! That's perfect! I can relate! I live in the same world.
                "B on D C", is a 1989 2459 Trophy Offshore HT, OMC 5.7L, Cobra OD, Yamaha 15hp kicker. Lots of toys! I'm no mechanic, just a blue water sailer and woodworker who loves deep sea fishing.
                MMSI: 367637220
                HAM: KE7TTR
                TDI tech diver
                BoD Puget Sound Anglers North Olympic Peninsula Chapter
                Kevin

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                  #9
                  I carry tools and some parts for working on my engines, electrical and plumbing on the boat. I have spares in the way of belts, filters, alternator on board. I don't think I would change a belt underway, but most certainly at an anchorage on a trip. You know what is said about cruising on a boat... it is fixing a boat away from the dock

                  To be honest, I wish I had more space for the tools I want to have on board. I really need to change where I put them. Right now I have a 4 boxes in 3 separate locations on the boat. UGH!

                  One box has mostly tools and parts for electrical issues. One for the bulk of the tools and one that has a lot of misc items in it. I carry a socket set and open end/box wrenches in both SAE and metric. I have both on the boat. Taiwanese trawler with all sorts of American parts on it. Like the Onan Genset (Cummins) has a re-branded Yanmar engine on it (metric). The Cummins engines are SAE. Plumbing is SAE (mostly) Outboard is metric.

                  Then, there are the handful of wrenches and such that are too large for a toolbox. These are for adjusting the packing gland and such. They sit in a locker under a seat on the fly bridge with all the other too large items like bolt cutters, tire pump and such.

                  I don't think a boater can have to many tools on the boat. But if they don't have a use, they don't need to be onboard.
                  1992 3288, twin Hino 150's sold
                  S. Puget Sound

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                    #10
                    If your looking for a cheap lightweight 2nd tool kit I would just go for this kit- I have gone deep into the engine with this little kit. I would highly suggest keeping it and an electrical repairs kit on board, i.e. Test light.



                    Some sailer is right too, I like that "only keep enough tools for what you can do!"
                    Making Memories
                    2007 Bayliner 325
                    Dual 350 MAGs on Bravo III

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                      #11
                      "Cmullis" post=805942 wrote:
                      If your looking for a cheap lightweight 2nd tool kit I would just go for this kit- I have gone deep into the engine with this little kit. I would highly suggest keeping it and an electrical repairs kit on board, i.e. Test light.
                      Thanks. I've been searching for a couple months for a varied tool kit, and this one just nailed it. Here's the direct link to the product:

                      http://www.harborfreight.com/130-pc-...ase-63248.html

                      Coupon code for 20% off one item at Harbor Freight:. Expires 6/30. Brings it down to $30.39.

                      14715597
                      1994 2556, 350 MAG MPI Horizon, Bravo 2

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                        #12
                        I carry a multi tool kit/ cable ties /fuses / tape / drive & engine oil /spare shackles / mechanic in a can/ spare belt / rags / spilt pins/ inflatable repair kit / inflatable manual pump/ rope / bit of wire basicly one under berth compartment is stacked with gear.

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                          #13
                          jumper cables
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                          Ontario
                          2016 170BR
                          90 HP

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                            #14
                            I typically steer clear of Harbor Freight tools, although some are OK!

                            US boxed and open end wrench assortment (very few Metric needs)

                            US 3/8" drive socket set.... both std and deep

                            An array of Straight Slot and Phillips screw drivers

                            High quality electrical tools and fittings

                            Needle nose and std pliers

                            US made vice grips

                            Small Ball Peen hammer

                            Hex Key wrench set (aka Allen Wrench set)

                            Battery jumper cables

                            Fuel filter cartridge

                            Extra Engine Oil

                            Extra Ethylene Glycol mix

                            Small amount of Distilled H2O for battery electrolyte

                            Spare ignition distributor cap (new)

                            Spare propeller set and hardware

                            Spare fuel pump

                            Small array of bolts/washers/nuts

                            Spare alternator/circ pump belts

                            Spare 1027B seawater pump impellers

                            WD-40 and PB Blaster

                            Gasket making material...... ya never know!

                            Duct Tape..... the good industrial style

                            Long trips...... spare HTGR/PMGR starter motor.

                            Most all of my spare parts are NEW.

                            I try to keep in mind that I may not be the one who needs the tools and/or parts, so I keep lots and lots of OMC and Mercruiser parts on board.


                            .
                            Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                            2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                            Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                            Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                            Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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                              #15
                              "2850Bounty" post=805966 wrote:
                              [color]#000088 wrote:
                              I typically steer clear of Harbor Freight tools, although some are OK!

                              .
                              Genuine POS
                              Joon, Kathy, Jaden & Tristan
                              Uniflite 42 AC, DD 671N
                              93 3058 sold
                              92 2855 (day boat)
                              91 Fourwinns 205 (lake boat)
                              Longbranch WA
                              Life is Good

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