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Old 10-08-2008, 09:53   #31
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Another helpful item might be a headlamp. I saw a couple in West Marine the other day that were LED's. They are super bright. I think we all know the drill where we are trying to fix something in a dark space and there is no place to put the flashlight where it is going to shine in just the right place.
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I will try to buy a boat with an outboard engine instead of an inboard diesel just for simplicity and costs.
It don't get much simpler than a well maintained diesel. And as far as the APU there are several marinized diesel generators on the market.
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There is much to be said about the benefits of both inboards and outboards. We just had a thread on this topic.

outboard vs diesel inboard
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The largest slip joint pliers you can get. You know the really humongous ones that you'd never use, yeah right!! A pair of those has been invaluable for working on those really large nuts, like the packing gland, that you probably don't have a sized wrench or Crescent to fit. Truly an emergency tools.

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