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Old 22-12-2015, 19:56   #16
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Re: Tools for Sailing?

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I'd keep them until you know what kind of boat you're going to get and have spent a year or two doing maintenance work on it. If you plan on staying in one spot (so no cruising around to other marinas on a regular basis), then getting a small storage unit is what many people do who live aboard. You can start selling/giving away the tools as you learn more about what you really need.
An additional option mentioned in other threads:
Acquire some sort of panel van to use as on-shore storage.

Doesn't have to look great but just be functional. {Able to be documented, licensed, insured etc. plus being able to drive/move it occasionally around the parking lot or wherever.}

Bonus points: Buy the van at "home", load it up, and have a long weekend drive with {insert name} down to where the new boat is located. No reason not to have some fun along the way! Then fly back home, with your heavy tools already "delivered". Just an option......
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Old 22-12-2015, 20:29   #17
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Re: Tools for Sailing?

I sail a different type of boat than most here, so maybe you will be interested that my number one most-used tool is a marlinspike. Second is a rigging knife, and third is a big-ass crescent wrench for busting shackles. Next in line is a cheater pipe extension for when the BA crescent isn't quite big enough. In far-distant fifth place is a whole shop full of stuff like screwdrivers and VOMs and serving mallets that would take pages to list.
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Old 22-12-2015, 20:32   #18
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Re: Tools for Sailing?

Read through this, too: Must have tools/supplies
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Old 23-12-2015, 10:28   #19
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Buy everything Nigel Calder ever wrote and read it cover to cover. You will then know all about every system on your boat including electrical.
Here are the books!!
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Read through this, too: Must have tools/supplies
Thank you very much for being so kind!
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An additional option mentioned in other threads:
Acquire some sort of panel van to use as on-shore storage.

Doesn't have to look great but just be functional. {Able to be documented, licensed, insured etc. plus being able to drive/move it occasionally around the parking lot or wherever.}

Bonus points: Buy the van at "home", load it up, and have a long weekend drive with {insert name} down to where the new boat is located. No reason not to have some fun along the way! Then fly back home, with your heavy tools already "delivered". Just an option......
Now, now, there is an idea! Thanks!
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