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Old 18-06-2015, 16:37   #1
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Nothing quite stops work on a boat project like your cordless drill going overboard 😳


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A couple of weeks ago, I threw over a driver bit and a ratcheting screw driver (containing the last PH3 driver bit). On the same day.

Do you have any neighbors around? One of ours saved us from having to take time out to shop mid project. My partner proceeded to zip tie the borrowed screwdriver to my wrist, leaving me quite literally chained to my work.
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I have a power drill I could use, if I had another hole bit

So ................. Instead I've come ashore for beer!


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Nothing quite stops work on a boat project like your cordless drill going overboard ��
Good reason to have a beer.


That and corrosion is why my cordless tools on the boat say "Ryobi" on the side. I'm not gonna worry too much about a cheap drill. The 1st one lasted 2 years until the chuck corroded to be unusable (was dunked in salt water once).

Never lost one over, but have come very close.

There's a magnet on a string in my boat - it's been used for tool/key/whatever retrieval more than once.

(Should I have said rope instead of string? Line? Small Stuff? Mixing threads?)
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I hate that.

I'm OCD so have lots of little floats that I attach to most hand tools.

At the top of the mast it can quickly turn into a fight with a bag of snakes.

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