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Old 08-01-2012, 18:33   #31
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Re: I need a list of tools????

Doh. You have a bigger boat now?

Get more tools!

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Old 08-01-2012, 19:39   #32
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Re: I need a list of tools????

tapping drill bits (the easy ones)
tapered bits
regular bits
Hygrometer (wasn't mentioned)
multi-meter (doesn't have to be a fluke!)
compact cordless impact drill
micro/precision driver set
basic socket set
basic screw driver set
basic open wrench set
plyers, pointy one, and the other kind..
wire crimps
adjustable wrenches
pipe wrenches
hammer
wire brush
Saw handle with interchangable blades (for hacksaw and woodsaw blades)
OR, skillsaw and anglegrinder...

and a tape-measure and pencil.
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Old 08-01-2012, 20:12   #33
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Re: I need a list of tools????

dental tools .... great for so many things that you cannot even imagine in advance ... especially corrosion in hard to reach areas and ....
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Old 09-01-2012, 08:04   #34
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Re: I need a list of tools????

So if i buy another boat just go ahead and move my shop onto that one and call it good? lol. I think im getting the jist of the tools. Hand tools and forget the compound miter saw, drill press, and snow blower. This is awesome info. thank u all
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:21   #35
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Re: I need a list of tools????

Let's keep it REAL SIMPLE:

You'll need all the tools required to repair all of the broken stuff THAT YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TO FIX..

Tools mean nothing w/o the knowledge...
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:27   #36
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Let's keep it REAL SIMPLE:

You'll need all the tools required to repair all of the broken stuff THAT YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TO FIX..
Tools mean nothing w/o the knowledge...
He/She is sitting there with a "How to" book in their hands as they attempt to fix their first broken item.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:09   #37
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Let's keep it REAL SIMPLE:

You'll need all the tools required to repair all of the broken stuff THAT YOU HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TO FIX..

Tools mean nothing w/o the knowledge...
THat's why I suggested a Hammer .
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Old 09-01-2012, 18:04   #38
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Hammer.
wood saw
Honey, are you ok? What happened to the David who would have suggested a bottle opener and corkscrew?

BTW, your new avatar hurts.

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Old 10-01-2012, 16:32   #39
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Re: I need a list of tools????

My favorites are very good needle nose pliers and a "finger" parts grabber. Drop a nut or washer in the bilge and it rolls out of finger reach use the "finger" to grab it.
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Re: I need a list of tools????

Bill Seifert, former yard manager at Alden, provides a list in his book Offshore Sailing.
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LOL Siefert's book is another valuable tool. It lives on my boat.
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Re: I need a list of tools????

I like this grabber for my deep bilge. (Ace Hardware)
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Re: I Need a List of Tools

These are all great lists. Put your list together based on what you feel comfortable fixing (better be a pretty good list here!) In addition to the great bunch of hand tools above, you may want some power tools. My skipper (wife) gave us the complete Milwaukee 29 volt set. No worry about shock using these. note also the special winch driver attachment in the 1/2 inch right angle drill. There is enough reserve in this tool for my wife to drive me to the top of our 89 foot mast as well as dousing the #1 jib single-handed.

There is no way to have too many tools. Also make sure you have spares, hoses, gaskets, gasket sealers or all the tools are not much help. We carry abut a cubic meter of hoses of various size and type. Take also a wide variety of hose clamps. You can buy nice sets of SS clamps from McMaster Carr on line.

When we bought our boat the PO left about 50 # of SS nuts, bolts, washers etc. I sorted thes all into smaller compartmented plastic boxes. We also inherrited about a bushell of marine rated wire of different gauge.

If you plan to service any engine, transmission etc. make sure you have the manuals.

As far as a tool list is concerned, make sure there is a wrench in your kit for every fastener you can find. Remember, guys seldem have legitimate excuse to buy nearly any tool we see.
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