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Old 10 April 2004, 11:54   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Helston, Cornwall
Boat name: Silver Fern
Make: Rayglass Protector
Length: 8m +
Engine: 2 x 250hp Verado
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Tool Kit

What sort of tool kit do you guys/gals keep on your RIB?

Are jobs such as a prop change practical when at sea, and has anybody ever done it for real or even practice?


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Old 10 April 2004, 12:58   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Paignton, Devon
Make: Chinook and Viking
Length: 7m +
Engine: 150 Etec + 125 Merc
Join Date: Jul 2003
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Have only ever had to change 1 prop with the boat in the water and that was tied up in the marina. Not something I would want to try when at sea.

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Old 10 April 2004, 15:28   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Cardiff
Make: Humber Destroyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp OB
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 483
Im probably missing some vital things but this is what I have together at the moment.

I'm forever adding things as when I do any work on the boat and can't find a suitable tool on board to do it and have to get one out of the shed I put one into the boat (within reason of course - fitted a new hatch this weekend and won't be putting a drill and jigsaw on the boat )

Socket set
Open / ring spanners
Various screw drivers
Mole grips
Long nose pliers
wire brush
Spark plug socket
Prop spanner
Selection of cable ties
Loads of gaffer tape !!!
Electrical tape
Pull cord for engine
Spare set of plugs
Spare prop and fittings ( would hate to try and change at sea! )
Spare fuses
Plus other odds and ends - wire, cable crimps etc
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Old 10 April 2004, 20:15   #4
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Boat name: Moby Duck II
Make: Gemini
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mariner 4 stroke 75h
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 40
Agree with the above but know that the one thing that I don't have is the next thing I'll need.
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Old 12 April 2004, 06:20   #5
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Make: none
Length: no boat
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 283
I've changed a prop whilst the boat was in the sea, Obviously best if you can get it into shallow water but a must is a big bucket or recepticle of some sort to put under the leg so you catch the things you drop, castle nut, spacers, spanner etc.

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Old 12 April 2004, 14:22   #6
Country: UK - England
Town: Farnborough
Boat name: Eleven
Make: Arrow
Length: 8m +
Engine: 557cu, 700hp
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Although, for limping home purposes, you can get away with a pretty buggered prop. Lot better than not getting home at all because you've drop the prop overboard whilst changing it.

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