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    Looking to fill up a toolbag for the boat... aside from a flare gun, any must have tools for a river repair?

    #2
    Spare engine belts is typically the #1 suggestion, and the tools to install them.

    My suggestion (based upon my electrical issues) is a digital voltmeter and spare battery for it. Spare wire and wire crimping kit, and fuses also.

    By the way, you should add your boat info to your signature. That helps us more quickly (and more likely) answer your boating related questions. Updating your geographic location also helps.

    Enjoy!

    -Jorden

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      #3
      will do
      ..........

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        #4
        You'll want a prop nut wrench and a method to release the locking tabs (assumming that you carry a spare prop). I've changed a prop in the water a few times, but it does depend on your boat. A very sharp knife, side cutters, a spare impeller and related gaskets (depending on where you boat). Spare container of leg lubricant (if you have a reservoir in your engine compartment, assumming that you have an inboard). You mention flares, which aren't really tools, so I'll also mention ALL required safety equipment.
        Bob Hawes.
        Kelowna, B.C.
        1998 Trophy 2052 WA
        4.3 Vortec, A1 G2

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          #5
          The flare gun was for signalling someone that has the right tools to help me fix the problem.... i do have an inboard... im tryin to update my boat info.

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            #6
            A cheapy volt meter, length of wire(s) for testing, oil wrench, philips and slot screw drivers, wood plugs, toilet wax ring, spare blue wing engine block plugs, spare spark plug, impeller & tools required to remove housing, spare hose clamps (various sizes).
            Doug ;}
            MMSI: 338068776
            "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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              #7
              I also carry a few spare spark plugs w/ nessasary tools to replace them. A small spool of wire. A small file and emory cloth.

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                #8
                Thanks Doug, what is a wood plug?

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                  #9
                  Oh I love these....

                  My bag contains:

                  Spare ignition module

                  Spare coil

                  Spark plugs

                  Voltmeter

                  Fuses

                  Flashlight

                  Baby food jar of various crimp on elect terminals

                  Crimper

                  Lengths of 12ga wire with alligator clips on both ends(very handy)

                  Impellor kit

                  Timing belt and spare cross piece-Volvo OHC 4-cyl specific parts

                  V-belt

                  Alternator

                  Fuel filter

                  Thermostat

                  Cap and rotor

                  Roll of shop towels

                  Hose clamps

                  Zip ties

                  Electrical tape

                  And tools to R&R any of the included items.

                  Murphy's law says the one thing I am missing will fail....so.....I don't give it a chance.

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                    #10
                    apexaro1 wrote:
                    Thanks Doug, what is a wood plug?
                    Old habit... When he started boating, spark plugs were made of wood.

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                      #11
                      Go Aweigh2452 wrote:
                      ... toilet wax ring...
                      Ummm why?

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                        #12
                        Flash Jorden wrote:
                        Ummm why?
                        Excellent emergency sealant.

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                          #13
                          whiskywizard wrote:
                          Old habit... When he started boating, spark plugs were made of wood.
                          Hahaha nice one!

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                            #14
                            rkcarguy wrote:
                            Oh I love these....

                            My bag contains:

                            Spare ignition module

                            Spare coil

                            Spark plugs

                            Voltmeter

                            Fuses

                            Flashlight

                            Baby food jar of various crimp on elect terminals

                            Crimper

                            Lengths of 12ga wire with alligator clips on both ends(very handy)

                            Impellor kit

                            Timing belt and spare cross piece-Volvo OHC 4-cyl specific parts

                            V-belt

                            Alternator

                            Fuel filter

                            Thermostat

                            Cap and rotor

                            Roll of shop towels

                            Hose clamps

                            Zip ties

                            Electrical tape

                            And tools to R&R any of the included items.

                            Murphy's law says the one thing I am missing will fail....so.....I don't give it a chance.
                            Where the heck do you stow all of that?

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                              #15
                              apexaro1 wrote:
                              Where the heck do you stow all of that?
                              All fits in my old high school bag except the roll of towels. It can go under the captains seat, or in either side V-berth storage up front. We'll commonly move it around to level us out depending on loading, it must weigh 50+ lbs easy.

                              The wire with alligator clips has been the biggest savior. I've bypassed a stuck neutral safety switch, bad relay, and bad ign switch with it in my 3 years of boating.

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