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Old 09 June 2007, 19:17   #1
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RIB tool box

I need to put together an on board tool box. I have a good pretty good idea of the basics, but would appreciate input from others. No, I do not want a 50lb. box of tools. what would you choose, assuming the max. is 2 cubic ft. and 20 lbs.
Duct tape
Baling wire
WD40
Pliers
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Old 09 June 2007, 21:02   #2
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I was going to invest in a nice set of stainless tools - until someone kindly pointed out that they would be nicked or lost overboard. I bought an all in one kit for about 15 which covers most things.

I also carry a sperate eletrical toolbox with

multimeter
gas soldering iron
solder
bits of wire
insulation tape
heat shrink tubing
wire strippers/cutters

Don't forget lots of cable ties!!!
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Old 09 June 2007, 22:00   #3
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good call

http://www.manchestertools.co.uk/twi...m-p-26186.html are excellent

a jiggle syphon

a par of wire strippers that you find easy to use.

Allen keys ( Hex wrenches) providing your boat needs them
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Old 09 June 2007, 22:43   #4
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Yes I also carry a jiggle syphon - don't consider it a tool though - essential more like for refueling - saves lifting heavy jerry cans. I also carry a plastic funnel with a filter as the jerry cans have a habit of losing their internal coating.
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Old 10 June 2007, 12:39   #5
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1) Credit Card
2) Sun glasses
3) Sun cream
4) bottle of Gin, Tonic (ice is a problem) and lemon.
5) Passport - in case knocked off course

No seriously... Sorry

Thanks for posting this - this is very useful for us to. ;o)
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Old 10 June 2007, 12:46   #6
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1) Credit Card
2) Sun glasses
3) Sun cream
4) bottle of Gin, Tonic (ice is a problem) and lemon.
5) Passport - in case knocked off course

No seriously... Sorry

Thanks for posting this - this is very useful for us to. ;o)
Didn't you forget

mirror
nail file
lipstick
foundation
blusher
eye liner
nail varnish
nail varnish remover
make up remover
cotton wool buds
cotton wool balls

And all the other strange stuff that live in women's handbags. My aunt used to carry everything in hers - I am sure she even had a spare prop in there somwhere!!!
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knife
and one of those clam seal puncture repair things.
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Scissors
Bostik
8" square hypalon
Cheap set of spanners
Pliers and long nose pliers
Screwdrivers
Adjustable spanner
A length of wire and electrical tape.
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I've also got a small socket set that is really useful... A small electrical screwdriver is a good all rounder (50p at B&Q). Was sparkplug socket on original list?

In terms of spares (not really tools)
- crimp connectors and crimper thingy
- crimp connectors for main battery cable
- Fuses
- Possibly a spare switch or something to allow you to bypass it
- terminal strip
- spare bulbs
- Spare engine fuel connector - mine fell off and got jammed between the engine and transom when I was lifting the engine - thankfully I was in the marina at the time but I now carry a spare!
- VHF antenna???
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prop nut
thrust washer
floating prop spanner
hand cleaner
magnetic pick up tool you know for when you've dropped the special bolt down the gap between the console and the fuel tank
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