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Old 16-10-2005, 11:14   #16
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I was just bringing up an option as described to me by another cruiser. I agree with not storing tools in the bilge. As for spares and tools storage, Pelican cases are the ultimate solution. But, they are bulky. The tool bags you linked to look pretty good, but I would really be concerned about their longevity with sharp tools wearing against the polyester. But, that is just a guess.
As for tools, I maintain sufficient tools on board to remanufacture the boat from the ground up. Power and hand tools. That is why I prefer wood boats. Fewer tools.

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Old 19-11-2007, 13:29   #17
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Reynolds has come up with a new hand-held vacuum sealer that works off of AA batteries. I paid $10.00 for mine at Target and love it! The bags are about $2.99 per box.

It really is a great little gadget for a boat.

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Old 19-11-2007, 13:55   #18
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I have fabric tool bags that are about 20 years old (including 10 years aboard). I also have a steel tool box thatís about 40 years old old (including 15 years aboard), & still un-rusted.
I did use Zip-Loc plastic bags for parts storage, primarily to keep things together & readily visible; but would prefer heat-sealed vacuum bags.


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