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Old 18-12-2010, 11:14   #31
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First post and probably the most usefull item! Welcome to CF!

Oh, did anyone mention a hammer?
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Old 18-12-2010, 11:28   #32
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i forgot rescue tape and gorilla tape--is 200 mph tape-- much better than duct under load and over time, should a distraction keep ye from the repairs for longer than originally thought.....
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Old 18-12-2010, 12:43   #33
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Both claw and magnetic flexible 36" pickup tools for when (not "if") you drop one of the other 10 tools down into the deepest part of the bilge.

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Old 18-12-2010, 12:58   #34
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oh--whenyer generator quits, take out the magnets--they work great to get stuff out of the bilges..LOL...i keep em in a plastic baggie an use a lil skinny line to pitch em into bilge for retrieval of things i lose.
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Old 18-12-2010, 13:17   #35
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Lots and lots of plastic zip ties...
Welcome to the forum!

(Don't tell anyone, but I use zip ties instead of seizing wire on my anchor shackle.)
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Old 18-12-2010, 19:25   #36
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Old 18-12-2010, 19:39   #37
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A big thumbs up for the turkey baster. With bad fuel on a delivery to Bermuda, in big seas, cleaning the raycor was a major mess until I came up with the idea for using the baster. Just sucked the jello mold from the bottom of the filter cup before it clogged things too much. Note: Have fuel polished and tanks cleaned before going offshore, and take a turkey baster! And everything else listed...........
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Old 18-12-2010, 20:02   #38
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Old 18-12-2010, 20:10   #39
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For marina-hopping, yes.

For cruising, I think not so well, when there is no one to hand the money to.

Parachute cord or similar small line. I've always thought of it as a sailor's duct tape.
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Well I have a similar scenario, but reversed. No money to hand to anyone!
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Old 18-12-2010, 22:57   #41
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One of the most useful bits of gear on our boat is a folder of plastic sleeves containing pertinent operating and maintenance info for every gadget on board.
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One of the most useful bits of gear on our boat is a folder of plastic sleeves containing pertinent operating and maintenance info for every gadget on board.
Indeed.
Owner’s and Shop (repair & parts) Manuals for everything aboard.
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Old 19-12-2010, 07:46   #43
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Absolutely, I have a couple of those ring binders with the giant rings and all my manuals slipped into plastic sleeves.
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Old 19-12-2010, 14:35   #44
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i have a 3 ring binder and a large ziplock bag to hold all inside...everything together.
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