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Old 29-11-2010, 19:14   #31
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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?
Nope. The post is correct except I misspelled "find". Compared with others I've met cruising I carry very few tools. Hasn't caused any problem in many years and thousands of miles. Maybe delayed me a few days at times, but one thing I have plenty of are days.

I'm considering tossing out the hammer because there's not one single nail on this boat. I'll get a nice combo mallet.
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Old 29-11-2010, 20:15   #32
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To the above good suggestions:
  • 12V Test light
  • "Vise Grip" style chain wrench
  • Cable "ratchet" winch and several cable clamps
  • Small propane/butane torch
  • Jumper wires with clips of various guage
  • vacuum type oil change gizmo (great for purging diesel fuel lines)
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Old 29-11-2010, 20:46   #33
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There are some tools you hope never to use but should definitely carry anyway. The Emma Goldberg experience reminds one of the importance of carrying a tool that can cut the rigging free.
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I think it good to plan for the worst and hope for the best
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There are some tools you hope never to use but should definitely carry anyway. The Emma Goldberg experience reminds one of the importance of carrying a tool that can cut the rigging free.
Yes! When I moved off the last boat, I looked at every single tool and got rid of anything I hadn't used in the eight years we'd sailed that boat. The single exception: the bolt cutters.

(First tool I got rid of: the propane torch.)
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