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Old 18-07-2014, 15:25   #1
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I am getting ready to cruise down the west coast to Mexico and I'm fitting out with the basic tools. I was told that a small bottle jack should be aboard. Also a small pile of floor tiles. Any thoughts on the need of these items or any out of the ordinary supplies?
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Old 18-07-2014, 15:43   #2
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We carried one for several years, never used it. Finally got rid of it and then we meet some guy with two broken motor mounts who needed one to jack up his engine. You just never know.
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it's possible you could need anything, but a jack would not go on my boat. Nor did it in 40 years of boating. Surprised I didn't need one due to the fact that I didn't take one though! You just have to draw a line somewhere with things. It's not like many things aren't available out in the world.... Some things are more readily available in the third world than the first world! Diodes for your alternator? yep, right there on the Mexican auto parts counter, R12 refrigerant for the old refrig? yep, $2.50 a can in the DR auto parts store....
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Old 18-07-2014, 16:18   #4
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With the number of cars in the world, if you can't borrow a jack you're not human.
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Old 18-07-2014, 16:20   #5
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Re: jacks

Bottle jacks are something different SM.

I do carry a 2 ton engine hoist, I can think of using it on rigging and such.
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Where there are cars or mechanics there will be bottle jacks. Unless you also carry engine mounts or a welding machine having a bottle jack at th ready seems silly to me.......bit someday I may borrow yours!
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Re: jacks

a "jacks" over this side is of course a toilet !!!! a jack is a thing to lift cars ! a corruption of the original 16 century "Jakes", not common in the UK speech anymore, still heard in Ireland.


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I don't know anyone who carries a bottle jack.

...and what would be the purpose of a "small pile of floor tiles"? Is someone pulling your leg?
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I don't know anyone who carries a bottle jack.

...and what would be the purpose of a "small pile of floor tiles"? Is someone pulling your leg?
I would add the OP should carry

Skirting ladder
glass hammer
2 sky hooks


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I would add the OP should carry

Skirting ladder
glass hammer
2 sky hooks


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The joke was to ask for all those phony things
from a noob. Laugh along with them and then
ask them to get you an easy out. They usually
start laughing right from the get go.
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I've been on the lookout for a long weight for years. Seems the storeman can never find one...
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Re: jacks

quite usefull in a boatyard,used mine recently to jack up one side of my catamaran so the travellift wheels cleared the hull when she went into the water after sitting in the same spot for 20 years!

i have also used it for freeing up a siezed 50mm rudder pintle,and as a swageing press with the aid of a pair of dies.

also usefull if doing any welding on a steel boat that requires material bending into place.
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quite usefull in a boatyard,used mine recently to jack up one side of my catamaran so the travellift wheels cleared the hull when she went into the water after sitting in the same spot for 20 years!

i have also used it for freeing up a siezed 50mm rudder pintle,and as a swageing press with the aid of a pair of dies.

also usefull if doing any welding on a steel boat that requires material bending into place.
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.
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+1 . Of course , the wheel barrow, how this important piece of safety kit never gets mentioned

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