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Old 18-12-2014, 00:54   #1
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Tools for Ocean Voyage

Other than wrenches, screw drivers, and knives, what maintenance and repair tools do you consider essential to have onboard for an ocean crossing?
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

Would it help if you made a list of what spare parts you plan on taking & the tools required to replace those parts.
Also,what repairs are you capable of,or willing to try,if failures occur,& the tools reqd.
Just my thots.
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Other than wrenches, screw drivers, and knives, what maintenance and repair tools do you consider essential to have onboard for an ocean crossing?
BAsically - what do you think will/can fail that must be repaired if the boat is to complete the crossing?

Then you need the tools to do this work.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

A realy big hammer , technical tap, for the administration thereof.
Socket set, metric and imperial.
Ratchet ring spanners,
Very very tiny screwdrivers.
Vise-grips, assorted.
Allen keys, metric and imperial.
Drill and assorted bits.
Nutdriver thingoes.
Assorted punches and a cold chisel.
Hacksaw.
Angle grinder,
Heat gun.
Pliers, assorted.

That would be a start.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

A pencil and note pad.

You write down all the things you see wrong while out on day sails. When you get back to shore you prioritize the list and start fixing everything. And what you don't get done you take spare parts along with, as well as duct tape and SS wire.

According to Murphy's Law anything that is suspect to failure, will fail. Being a good seaman is being able to look at the boats equipment and predict it's lively hood or stress factor. For some of us its natural for others its a learning process through the school of hard knocks, hopefully not losing the boat in the process.

Imagine losing your mast. What would you need?
Imagine getting holed. What would you need?
Imagine a failure of any of the replaceable parts on the motor. What would you need?

Then there is the assumption of risk. Some people are just plane lucky. Bumfuzzle comes to mind.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

Power tools are easier to narrow down. For blue water cruising I carry:

Cordless drill
Fein Multi-Master
Small angle grinder
Dremel

I used to have jig saw as well, but it only got used once.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

Galvanized Ring-Shank Nails. Lube em up and wrap em in plastic. Save for rainy day.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

For electrical work; Multimeter, soldering iron, lug crimper, drill and drill bits.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

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Would it help if you made a list of what spare parts you plan on taking & the tools required to replace those parts.
Also,what repairs are you capable of,or willing to try,if failures occur,& the tools reqd.
Just my thots.
Cheers & fair winds / Len
I think the OP needs to answer this question before we can give any real advice. Which ocean? How long at sea? condition of the boat?
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Galvanized Ring-Shank Nails. Lube em up and wrap em in plastic. Save for rainy day.
OK, I'll bite, what are the nails for? I would think anything you would use nails for SS screws would be better?
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

I second the stainless steel screws!!! I have em in all lengths and a few widths, even have assorted 1/4"and 3/8" bolts and nuts...with flat and lock washers as well as smaller ones for electronic gadgets...ALL stainless and new...I like to have a back up for the back up...screw gun with 2 lithium batteries and a solar charger as well...I am new to this, but you guys have taught me well...THANKS!
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The hope you never need tool that you should have is an AX.

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Check out Nigel Calder's book: Boatowner's Mechanical and Electrical Manual. This is a good reference to have and includes a pretty comprehensive list of necessary tools.
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Re: tools for ocean voyage

Thanks for the very useful suggestions. I have all the things that have been mentioned in my garage, but obviously I can't haul all that stuff with me. I have a Beneteau 50 that will be 8 years old when we leave. We plan to sail from BVI through the Panama Canal across the South Pacific with many stops along the way until we reach Australia or beyond. 6-10 months to Australia.

I will take a Lithium cordless drill and bits. I'm wondering about what kind of saw(s) I might need besides a hacksaw. One item I plan to take that hasn't been mentioned is a bolt cutter for cutting away rigging if necessary or for removing unwanted locks or cables that might accidentally get put on my dinghy.

More suggestions are still welcome. (I too am wondering about the greased stainless nails.)
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How about a sail needle, palm leather, threads and some sail cloth???
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