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Old 31 January 2010, 15:43   #1
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What tools do you carry on board?

Have found plenty of threads on what safety kit to carry on board. But what I am interested in is what tools do people carry on board? I am no great mechanic! Currently just have the litle toolkit that came with my Suzuki engine which I feel sure is woefully inadequate. Thoughts please. (its a 6m RIB)
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Old 31 January 2010, 15:46   #2
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Box spanner for spark plugs, 8" shifter, couple of screw drivers, pliers, can if WD40 and a starting cord.
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Old 31 January 2010, 15:57   #3
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Large sandwich tupperware box

Mole grips medium
Three types of screwdrivers
Pliers
Kill cord spare
duct tape
fuses selection
spare lifejacket gas bottles and units/clips
spare knife
WD40
Spare nav bulbs
Issued Yamaha tool kit that has spanners and a few other tools
numerous plastic ties
and the tube repair thingy?
and some strong sticky velcro strips
spare batteries for second sat nav hand held
Small hacksaw and spare blades
bolt croppers small

The flare box has fire gloves and a spare steering tool if steering fails
Think thats about it, probably missed something but I am not much good at mechanics so just remembered Sea Start membership card!
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Old 31 January 2010, 16:01   #4
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what tools do people carry on board?
Far too many probably.

Small good quality halfords tool set, plus plug spanner, prop nut spanner, etc etc etc.
Plus a few spares of course.

All in a waterproof case that is strapped inside the console.

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Old 31 January 2010, 16:05   #5
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All of Chewy's stuff plus 2 sets of metric combi spanners, side cutters, socket & bar for the prop nut and a 12v test lead.
Although not tools, I also carry a roll of insulating tape, small coil of electric cable, a handful of cable ties, a couple of jubilee clips, spare fuses, spark plugs, and a roll of duct tape (I own a Searider ).
You can get screwdrivers and basic tools from the pound shop, which are ok for keeping on the boat for emergency use.
A tool roll is handy to keep them in. You can then keep this in a flare box, dry sack, tupperware box, freezer bag, ......
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Old 31 January 2010, 16:41   #6
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Kill cord spare
duct tape
spare knife
Multitool thingy
WD40
plastic ties
The tube repair thingy
Abit of spare wire
Abit of spare fuel hose
Afew odd screws /nuts&bolts
Torch
Glow stick things



Decided against spark plugs & prop as there is no way I'm hanging off the back off the boat to try and change them- if it needs that seastart & Mr Visa can sort it !

Anything else & the engine will need an expert with laptop to fix it .........
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Old 31 January 2010, 17:20   #7
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I carry a can of EasyStart, for emergency use as an engine which won't start will sometines keep running once it is going.
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good quality...halfords...
Oxymoron?
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Old 01 February 2010, 02:50   #9
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Hubby seems to carry most of his tool shed!! - in a similar set up to Nasher - however when we did run into engine trouble - the sea was too rough, he felt too unwell and the tools were utterly useless - I therefore now question whether we take them for safety and repair or as a comfort blanket
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Hubby seems to carry most of his tool shed!! - in a similar set up to Nasher - however when we did run into engine trouble - the sea was too rough, he felt too unwell and the tools were utterly useless - I therefore now question whether we take them for safety and repair or as a comfort blanket
Take the tools, leave hubby behind?
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