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Old 16 February 2012, 14:51   #11
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Beware the danger of a boat sinking under the weight of all the safety gear on board.
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Old 16 February 2012, 15:01   #12
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Old 16 February 2012, 15:03   #13
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Safer just to tow a another Ribcraft for spares.
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Old 16 February 2012, 15:16   #14
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most of the stuff i carry in my tool kit is on the sib sections forum ,,what kit do you carry, that was posted last year ,
ok it only a sib but
engine wise as well as plugs and the correct feeler gauge blade , a spare impeller and a spare gasket for the thermostat cover ( suppose instant gasket or a cornflake box would do ) , and a spare prop nut ,
not for repairing at sea as much as saving the day if something goes and theres not one at hand perhaps or if going to a remote place ,,
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Old 16 February 2012, 17:24   #16
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a spare impeller
Have you had occassion to change one at sea?
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Old 16 February 2012, 17:29   #17
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shovel.
Yes, but your boat is more, erm, amphibious than most

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Have you had occassion to change one at sea?
I carry one too, but more so in case I need one in some distant port without a Suzzy dealer to hand. Almost had occasion once to use it, but it would be a last resort trying to remove the leg without proper tools and facilities to hand.
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if you got spare parts, if you got room carry them...they no use in the house or workshop...

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Old 17 February 2012, 04:17   #19
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I would suggest the best thing is to go round the boat & engine checking all fastener heads. List them. You may be surprised how little variety you have. It wt's pointless carrying half a ton of spanners when most of them are utterly useless. Then re- assess the list using the "can I realistically perform this repair at sea / in a random sheltered location?". Then prune.

I also carry a few random wires with pre - crimped connectors. 99% of my electrical connections in the engine are eyes, in the console are bullets. SoI have a selection of "plug'n'play" leads to bypass most potential faults. Also got a short battery cable jumper to get past a broken / lost key battery switch, with the nuts off the old one riding piggyback on the connectors so they don't get lost.
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I take the following out on the boat.

1 adjustable spanner
1 small socket set with screwdrivers.
1 small scrwedriver flat blade for electrical stuff
insulating tape
plugs and small plug spanner.
wd40--- essenmtial
cable ties - various
plastic pipes- 4mm 6mm for oil system.
thats it.

also have my big tool kit in the boot of the car as well as a small trolley jack as the cars jack is crap for the trailer.
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