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Old 29-11-2010, 08:20   #16
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Old 29-11-2010, 08:49   #17
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I can rebuild my boat if need be. Like Del if it was once used on the boat it stays on the boat. From pieces of marine ply to doorskins, epoxies, cloth, wrenches up to 30mm in 2 sets, hand saws, electrical saws, torque wrenchs, paints, and the list goes on. Then again I am fortunate enough to have a dedicated workshop.

Intentionaly leaving tools behind, and depending on the kindness of others is something that will eventually bite you in the back. Especially if you do more than day sail. Cruising is a small world, and word gets around fairly well. I understand limited space, but you really do need to be as self suffecient as you can........i2f
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Old 29-11-2010, 09:18   #18
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...word gets around fairly well...but you really do need to be as self suffecient as you can...
You might need to be self-sufficient. But I and many others do not. One can define self-sufficient many ways. For example, this year in some 6000 sea miles there have been 3 things I could not fix with my tiny bag of tools (see above).

The alternator needed a new pully. I could neither remove the nut or fabricate a pully. Both tasks were accomplished quickly ashore in a remote Borneo town.

A genoa reached the end of it's life. A phone call to the States and a container ship will fix that as I don't carry sailcloth and a large sewing table.

A shroud rod end sleeve is cracked. I don't have rod or hydraulic press so I'll have to sail a bit cautiously until the logistics of that is resolved. It's no big deal.

There is so much support out there, both on shore and upon boats whose passion it is to have every tool imaginable that one can get along fine with other priorities.

The one odd thing I do have, rather regrettably, is a large bottle of R-134a refrigerant which I've been pouring free shots from along the way for new friends who like to share...
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Santa Claus already knows that the tool on the top of my wish list is a large right-angle needle-nose plier that I can use to pull the *#$^&%!! impeller.
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The tip will also fit sockets sets for when you need torque, but have no leverage.
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keep nylon stockings on board for emergency belt replacement--any female should know that one--i learned it from race teams while i was working sports car racing..LOL... nylon stockings. and my magnet is on a longish line so i can fling it to under engine in my bilge--is where all the stuff likes to fall--under engine-so a stick isnt functional--i use the magnets from an old honda 2k genny--strong stuff-- when i replaced my engine, that set up worked for every tool i owned--they all got a fine oily film on htem--previous owner blew engine..ouch--
something to use as a shackle wrench. bolt and cable cutters. long handled ones. grommet tool and grommets....
i2f--i am sooo jealous and envious of your tool/work room--is wonderful!!!! my forepeak is going to be a work and tool room--but yours is magnificent!!

someone felt the need to relieve meof those i had--i have to find new ones now--right angled needle nose pliers, that is...
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Genny, compressor, welder, disc cutter, chop saw, nail gun, ........erm, oh yeah, lots of stuff realy
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Dive gear, tank, and wetsuit - since sometimes you need to use those tools while under the boat.
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Genny, compressor, welder, disc cutter, chop saw, nail gun, ........erm, oh yeah, lots of stuff realy
Anjou...... hey gal where ya bin.... a crossing perhaps... to Brum....
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ROFL-- can i have him-i could use a good toughie on board..LOL-- waaaay overbuilt....

anjou--how is your boat coming along?? have you splashed her yet??
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daddle,
I had to go back and reread your post. Maybe you should too. It sounds very cavalier, or maybe a smiley was needed, I don't know?

I also typed I am very fortunate to have the room I have. Not to mention I also typed I understand the lack of room many have. I cruised on a 30ftr, Anjou, I did carry a mig welder, and earned money along the way.

My comment comes directly from your post. Possibly giving a post a second look before hitting the submit button will be a good idea? Or add a smiley with some of that charm you posess...........i2f
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