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    #16
    apexaro1 wrote:
    Looking to fill up a toolbag for the boat... aside from a flare gun, any must have tools for a river repair?
    A Minnesota Boater. We ware at Treasure Island.

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      #17
      whiskywizard wrote:
      Old habit... When he started boating, spark plugs were made of wood.
      The wood plugs are round and tapered to fit the thru hull seacocks. In fact, during boating season, you will find my plugs hanging near each seacock...
      Doug ;}
      MMSI: 338068776
      "Go Aweigh to" Photos < click on red letters... 2001 Bayliner 2452 w/6.2 HO (paid for)


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        #18
        [QUOTE]rkcarguy wrote:


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

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

        You can install a broken timing belt on the water? I sure hope thats a non interference engine or you will be replacing some bent valves out there as well:surr

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          #19
          rkcarguy wrote:
          Oh I love these....

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

          And tools to R&R any of the included items.
          Wow you can replace a timing belt out on the water? I sure hope that is a non interference engine or you will be replacing some bent valves with that t-belt.

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            #20
            We carry all sorts of stuff. Its all extra stuff I had laying around. Best I can recall.

            Metric and standard sockets,

            metric, and standard combination wrenches,

            metric and standard allen sets

            couple different size crescent wrenches

            assorted screw drivers

            vice grips

            channel locks

            stripper/crimper

            diagonal tires

            needle nose pliers

            standard pliers

            tweezers

            soldering gun

            propane torch nozzle

            misc zip ties

            misc electric wire

            misc electric terminals

            shrink wrap for wire connections

            duct tape and electrical tape

            VOM

            stainless wire

            never seize

            drill and bits

            exacto and regular knives

            hammer and a couple different punches

            dremmel with misc bits

            compartment box full of screws, bolts, cotter pins and nuts

            two spanners I made to adjust the shaft packing

            several different pieces of hose

            hack saw

            tape measure

            small pipe wrench

            waxed string

            bunch of hose clamps

            spare belts, filters and impellers

            sheet of plastic to put under stuff when I'm working on it...spills.

            It all stores pretty easily in the engine room.

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              #21
              I am a bit too cautious.....

              Set of sockets 212 pcs Std and mm

              Set of wrenches 30 pcs std and mm

              Set of alen keys

              Set of screwdrivers flat, philips, etc.

              Voltmete

              3 different plyers

              2 visergrip

              Different sizes hammers

              Knife

              Wires

              Connectors

              hoses

              DUCK TAPE LOTS OF DUCK TAPE

              eletrical tape

              silicone

              jbweld

              coil

              6 quarts of oil

              carb rebuilding kit

              20 litters of gas

              jumper cables

              extra baterie

              chanel lock

              pipe wrench

              spark plugs

              rotor e cap

              etc etc etc

              I always like to be ready for anything I pretty much could put a shop in the middle of the lake.... takes me more time to put all that in and out than to me to get to the lake...... lol

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                #22
                . . . a wire coat hanger (or two).

                You might want to have a swim mask, too.

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                  #23
                  whiskywizard wrote:
                  Old habit... When he started boating, spark plugs were made of wood.
                  HA HA HA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  Okay...That's a good one!!!!!!!!

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                    #24
                    seawise wrote:
                    Wow you can replace a timing belt out on the water? I sure hope that is a non interference engine or you will be replacing some bent valves with that t-belt.
                    Yes, the engines are non-interference. It's a pain as the cooling system has to come off unless it's been upgraded with the aftermarket version, but it can be done.

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                      #25
                      DIRECTION MANUALS

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                      :worthotherwise let the Admiral do it.. :worth

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                        #26
                        I keep a hundo in a zip lock baggy.
                        Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                        1998 3055 Ciera
                        (yes, a 1998)
                        Previous boat: 1993 3055
                        Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                        Sea Doo XP
                        Sea Doo GTI SE
                        Life is short. Boats are cool.
                        The family that plays together stays together.
                        Vice Commodore: Bellevue Yacht Club

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                          #27
                          I carry enough tools to be fully self-sufficient, duplicating most of what I have in the garage at home. Even files, hacksaw, 18V battery recip saw, cutoff wheel, and drill, but that takes a lot of space and weight.

                          So I suggest to our friends that they focus first on spare parts rather than tools. When you have a breakdown, finding the tools isn't hard, it's finding the right impeller, or bulb, belt, or pump. After spares, then look at specialty tools, like prop pullers, gear pullers, special wrenches. If you have those things, plus a basic socket set, wrench set, various pliers, and screwdrivers, you can always borrow the others.

                          Even if you have to hire a mechanic, he can jump straight into your job if you have the parts.

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                            #28
                            Anytime I buy something with a bulb or fuse, or anytime I replace a bulb or fuse, I buy a spare bulb or fuse.

                            I'm a trailer boater and carry a minimum of tools aboard; when I'm leaving town to boat somewhere else, I bring a spare prop and wrench.

                            My damage control kit is also minimal.

                            I'm only concerned with getting back to the dock: the big jobs can be done later.
                            1998 Capri 1950CL
                            3 Liter MerCruiser
                            Furuno 1622 Radar, Garmin echoMAP44dv, Garmin 300 AIS receiver, Uniden Cl 2 VHF with Hailer,
                            2 batteries with Combiner, Joystick Wakeboard Tower

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                              #29
                              As I liveaboard for the season in an area that isn't easy to get parts, I carry spares for a lot of things. I carry a spare trolling motor (Suzuki), a spare radar display, a good selection of stainless fasteners, tools to do almost any repair. An electric cut off grinder to cut the anchor chain if necessary.

                              Filters, gasket material, spools of electrical wire, fuses, bulbs, oil, antifreeze, and even a spare Xantrax inverter/charger and control.

                              And yes an 18 volt jig saw, circulating saw, sawzall, 2 chargers (forget and charge on an inverter and the charger is gone). A spare 2400W Yamaha generator in case the diesel fails.

                              Just to name a few things.

                              Doug
                              Started boating 1955
                              Number of boats owned 32
                              Bayliners
                              2655
                              2755
                              2850
                              3870 presently owned
                              Favorite boat. Toss up. 46' Chris Craft, 3870 Bayliner

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                                #30
                                We have an orange 5 gallon bucket with a lid from Home Depot.. we keep tons of things in it and one for emergency stuff we take with us on the Zodiac when we venture off to an island.. its seconds as a seat when the Capt steers the Zodiac.. keeps everything dry and being in a bucket, stows away nicely and nothing falls out.. fits under the master berth bed, or a corner in the engine room.

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