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Old 24-09-2009, 08:47   #1
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Thought this might be an interesting thread..
I've never had a problem with storage space on the boat, for repairs I carry simple tools and one box of repair parts. In the head area we keep a small box of repair pieces for the head..
The reasoning behind this thread is due to a gentelman I had just run across that has a machine shop in the rear cabin of his boat, including a lathe and milling machine, and says he can make any part he needs to keep going..
Now this is kind of extreme isnt it?
What is your Short List of items to Keep the boat Going?
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Old 24-09-2009, 10:40   #2

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Wow our waterline has been raised twice. Have complete canvas shop and everything we own on 33' boat. Still everything stows with exception of some 20' stainless stock we run down base of stanchions. I have spares in hanging bags near what they belong . Boats layout has been drasticly altered. No more quarterberth galley expanded etc....
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- - My sailboat had three staterooms so I converted on into a workshop and boy, is it great to have one place for everything and a large workbench with vises and power tools.
- - One trick somebody showed me for preventing your tools from rusting in the salt air environment - soak washclothes (the really cheapies from Walmarts/Target) with Boeing T-9 spray and then lay them across the top of your tool drawer(s). The atmosphere below the soaked cloth will prevent any rust from forming.
- - Also for spare parts, pumps, engine parts, everything - get one of those kitchen "vacuum packers". You can get rolls of the bags in two sizes 6" and 10". Cut off the appropriate size for the spare part and vacuum pack the part. Then put it away in the bilge or where ever. When it comes time to use it - no rust or corrosion.
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