After reading Gords amusing post in the Galley
, I thought it prudent that we should talk about tools for the sailor.
Save weight by taking one multiversal tool. The mighty hammer. It comes in a range of sizes, and for the average sailor, two hammers, one small and one large, should be all that is needed.
In the tool of choice for the amature.
It can be used as a screw "driver"
You can carry out "percussive maintanace" where one tool "hits" all.
Should something not work, hey, just hit it with a hammer. It may/maynot make the thing work, but it sure as heck feels good.
And of course, if at first you don't succeed, hit it with the bigger hammer.
Got a loose nut, smacking the bolt with a hammer will mean the nut will never come loose again.
Need to remove that same nut, continue hitting the bolt and eventually it will just fall right out of there. If you are lucky, the component you are trying to remove may just fall right off as well.
Have no idea about why or how something works, or isn't working?? well just wildly tap around random area's with a hammer. Eventually the problem may show up. If it doesn't, then at least you haven't been wasting your time just sitting there looking. And with an ounce of luck, another potential problem you didn't know existed, may rear it's head
Plus, by hitting things while down below, the wife will think,
1: you are busy
2: you seem to know what you are doing and thus feel at ease
3: that you have worked so hard, she will cook the most amasing meal to repay the hard work her husband has been putting in down in those cramped areas below.
4: even if you aren't doing anything at all, the odd tap of a hammer whilest reasting will still make number 3 work like majic.
And should one day things go really wrong and someone gets injured or takes ill, you can use it as an anesthetic.
It can be used to stunn fish
and as protection against Pirates
Arrr the trusty hammer. The miracle tool.