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Old 11 March 2014, 11:06   #11
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Gorilla tape, electrical tape, a small spool or coil of SS wire, a bit of electrical wire, a good rigging knife, and a small multimeter. And a first aid kit (because I invariably hurt myself when fixing stuff.)

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Old 11 March 2014, 11:18   #12
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And a first aid kit (because I invariably hurt myself when fixing stuff.)

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I know exactly what you mean and I already have that aboard!
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Old 11 March 2014, 11:20   #13
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Presume you are using an old flare box or something similarly sealed. if using a canvas bag then put tools in large tesco re sealable food ziplock bag inside your grab bag and throw in your VCI block, or you can buy strips of impregnated paper for smaller bags
I tried that on my Searider then realised that they weren't enough when I found some very rusty spanners. The toolkit doesn't live onboard now, it gets taken off every time and dried out.
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I tried that on my Searider then realised that they weren't enough when I found some very rusty spanners. The toolkit doesn't live onboard now, it gets taken off every time and dried out.
Sorry to hear that. It certainly won't help tools that get wet and stay wet. Your suggestion of taking kit off and drying is the best bet, but I keep my toolbox on the boat all year in a dry sealed box, with tools and spares grouped and split into a handful of ziplock bags with a VCI block in each and have eliminated rust buildup on these - especially good on spares that otherwise sit untouched for a season (with any luck!) at the bottom of the toolbox.

If a tool gets used at sea then it gets dried and WD40 on it - at home in the dry if necessary- before being replaced into the box

The ziplock bags deteriorate after a season of bouncing around and get renewed annually along with the VCI blocks, but they have been a godsend for keeping the less often used tools and spares dry when dipping into the toolbox with wet hands.
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This is what I carry in my SR4 - nice and dry

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Old 11 March 2014, 12:11   #16
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Ok, having been a WAFI in a previous life and been able to enjoy the luxury of plenty of storage space, I carried a full tool kit to cover (al)most every eventuality. I also carried a copious amount of spares and consumables; impellors, filters, fuses, etc.

Storage on a 5.4 Searider will obviously be at a premium so was wondering what you experienced nobburs carry in your on-board tool/spares kit?

Off the top of my head I'm thinking:

2 stroke oil
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bulbs
adjustable spanner
mole grips
small selection of screwdrivers
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What am I missing?
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Old 11 March 2014, 12:22   #17
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This is what I carry in my SR4 - nice and dry

Kinell fire!

I'll bet yer suntan lotion's out of date though!
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Old 11 March 2014, 12:29   #18
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Nah, not needed; I heard you were the best stocked mobile sweet shop in the North West??

Free as well.
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Old 11 March 2014, 12:33   #19
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Nah, not needed; I heard you were the best stocked mobile sweet shop in the North West??

Free as well.
free, nowt comes free, you should know that, when I have used all my available kit up on the rib to sort me troubles out, I use the winegums as payment to get me back home
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Bloody Hell! There are chandlers in Devon that don't even stock that much! What hope for us? ;-)
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