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Old 06-01-2012, 22:22   #1
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I Need a List of Tools

Please give me a list of the tools I need before I head south?
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Old 06-01-2012, 22:35   #2
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Re: i need a list of tools????

AHHH What ya got ????
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Old 06-01-2012, 22:50   #3
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Re: i need a list of tools????

Cash. Bring lots and lots of cash. Best tool known to man (or woman).
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Re: I need a list of tools????

Bolt cutters,, Big ones! If you lose the stick, you need to free it quickly before it punctures the hull.

Hammers
Screwdrivers from small to large philips and flat head
Multi grips
Spanners Full kit
Multi meter
hack Saw with spare blades
Paint Scrapers
Paint brushes ( good for dusting )
Allen keys
tape measures
Soldering iron + solder
Wire strippers
Side cutters
Large and small Shifters
Knives assorted
Plunger
Inso and gaff tapes
wd40 or equivalent
bag of rags
vice grips
assorted clamps
12 volt drill
Vaseline to coat your tools with to minimize rust.
Magnet stick (for when you drop that annoying screw under the motor)

Thats off the top of my head.. l will have missed a few things no doubt.
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Re: I need a list of tools????

And a good rivet gun.
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Old 07-01-2012, 05:10   #6
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Couple of adds:
Manual drill with good bits
Mirror on a stick
Caulking gun
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Old 07-01-2012, 13:59   #7
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Re: I need a list of tools????

I would say treat your toolkit like your first aid kit: don't have anything in it that you don't know how to use, at best it would gather dust, at worst it could lull you into a false sense of security and you still wouldn't be able to fix the initial problem.
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Old 07-01-2012, 15:53   #8
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Hammer.
wood saw
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Old 07-01-2012, 16:56   #9
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Re: I need a list of tools????

I'd add these.

Files
LED headlamp for crawling around in dark spaces.
full set of fids for doing splices.
sailors palm, needles, thread
Large pair of scissors
emery paper
metal chisel, wood chisel.
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Old 07-01-2012, 17:06   #10
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Re: I need a list of tools????

what tools do you know how to use?
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If you bring it aboard ad a tool and use it leave it aboard. I have 2 kits of sockets both metric and standard vice grips of different sizes. Drill bits 2 cases of small and 1 large. Spade bits and every hole saw I brought aboard.. A big ass aluminum pipe wrench, volt meyer. Dewalt drill sawzall dikes a few pair,4foot crow bar and 2 flatbars 5 in 1screwdrivers open end wrenches metric and standard. Caulking gun. Hand saw key hole saw punches and die set. Probably more
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Old 07-01-2012, 17:22   #12
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Re: I need a list of tools????

Test light for 12 vollts
Volt meter
Wire cutter
Wire strippers
Wire crimping tool
Electrical tape

Oil can
Grease

6" x 6" x10" PT wood block to use as a wood anvil

2 long (16") screw drivers for prying

combo open end and box end wrenches that are 12 point for those tight areas.

A good 12 volt drop light.

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Old 07-01-2012, 18:03   #13
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phone, credit card,, maybe a screwdriver...
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Old 07-01-2012, 18:58   #14
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Re: I need a list of tools????

I almost couldn't get by without my Knipex Cobra pliers.
A strap wrench,
Little wire brushes, in addition to the stuff above.
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Amazing nobody added these yet:

Essential:
- gear puller
- Fluke multimeter
- clamp-on multi-meter that can do AC & DC amps with the clamp.
- butane powered soldering iron (Portasol)
- Dremel kit
- Pipe cutter
- 4" angle grinder with steel cutting and steel grinding discs, abresive (aka sandpaper) discs etc.
- palm sander
- Skill saw
- all tools required for epoxy work, plus epoxy, hardener, fillers, glass & glass tapes
- Rescue tape!

For the builder:
- Fein Multimaster
- Rotozip
- Engel hot knife
- Sailrite sewing machine
- SeamStick

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