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Old 19-07-2014, 08:03   #16
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OK, first example may be admissible but 20 years????

The other examples really require the use of a BBH (bludi big hammer) rather than a jack.

Now about those floor tiles, I keep mine in the same locker as the umbrella and wheel barrow.
good luck with a hammer!

the 2meter long 50mm diam solid stainless pintle was siezed enough to lift the back end of my 63ft 30 ton yacht with the jack under it,untill i got a 12 ft spanner on it!
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Old 19-07-2014, 09:31   #17
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There is not much you do with a jack that can't be done with a lever and
fulcrum , and if you really need it ,you can barrow it. I hate barrowing anything.
The floor tile is a great ideal. I can think of a dozen uses. I have used
pieces of tile as spacers and shims many times. Sometimes temporary and others permanent. Cut them to make clamp pads . Use to protect bottom of lockers , set paint cans on while mixing , use as mixing board for epoxies and fillers, just use your imagination . The absolute best use would be as table top , cabin top or cockpit protection when your rebuilding that pump , alternator, etc. Four of them tape together would make a great work surface.
I'm putting four on my boat now.

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There is not much you do with a jack that can't be done with a lever and
fulcrum , and if you really need it ,you can barrow it. I hate barrowing anything.
The floor tile is a great ideal. I can think of a dozen uses. I have used
pieces of tile as spacers and shims many times. Sometimes temporary and others permanent. Cut them to make clamp pads . Use to protect bottom of lockers , set paint cans on while mixing , use as mixing board for epoxies and fillers, just use your imagination . The absolute best use would be as table top , cabin top or cockpit protection when your rebuilding that pump , alternator, etc. Four of them tape together would make a great work surface.
I'm putting four on my boat now.

Steve
Well, I race my boat and these items seem beyond superfluous. Rather than floor tiles, I'd recommend variously-sized pieces of stainless that could be used for backing plates as well as those other uses, but would not break into a pile of shards if dropped.

Just sayin'....
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Re: jacks

Sure, there are uses for a hydraulic jack. Like, once in 20 years.

Do you store it in a bag of grease for 20 years until that one time you need it to bend a big piece of steel? And how did you know, 20 years earlier, that would would one day need a bottle jack and not be able to find one at the nearest hardware, auto parts, or discount store for $30?

I wish I had that kind of foresight.
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before I went with a jack, I think I might have a port-a-power, but doubt if I'll take either
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WELL Gamayun ,
This is a cruising forum not a racing forum!!!!
Vinyl tile not ceramic ! Its light weight , cheap, and easy to clean .
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Do the russians make titanium bottle jacks for their submarines?
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Every skipper should never go to sea without their left nostril inhaler either.
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Never go to sea without a Bottle (of) Jack !! It won't solve your problem, but sure lessens the priority for a while.
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A bucket of prop wash is really handy too. Ya just never know...
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