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Old 19-11-2015, 14:04   #16
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Couple big ass pipe wrenches if you have stuffing tubes.
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There's a ton of great info on here to mull over. Thanks everyone for helping a newbie out. I have also been wondering about power tools such as sanders and grinders. In worldly travels I imagine there will be quite the variety in plugin and voltage types. So a converter would be handy. My question on that front though is that I have never used a converter for something like a grinder and don't know how well it will work out. Any experience with this?


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Geez guys, 16 replies and no one has yet mentioned Duct tape and WD 40
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Geez guys, 16 replies and no one has yet mentioned Duct tape and WD 40
Well, the thread was focussing on "tools", but never leave home without WD50, duct tape...and at least one bucket aboard!
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There's a ton of great info on here to mull over. Thanks everyone for helping a newbie out. I have also been wondering about power tools such as sanders and grinders. In worldly travels I imagine there will be quite the variety in plugin and voltage types. So a converter would be handy. My question on that front though is that I have never used a converter for something like a grinder and don't know how well it will work out. Any experience with this?


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Normally just 220 or 110, but often it is out of spec (low voltage, frequency off,...).

If you have a decent sized inverter aboard its not an issue, just run off that. You will need it away from the dock anyway.
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Geez guys, 16 replies and no one has yet mentioned Duct tape and WD 40
Oh no, no, no. Gorilla tape and Aerokroil
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Rescue tape and every size hose clamp between little bitty and about 4" And DON'T buy the cut-through slotted ones!! The good clamps are solid straps and the grooves don't go all the way through.

Small and large channel locks. An assortment of non-Chinese Vise-Grips, the little bitty ones, a medium sized set with flat jaws ( not curved) for gripping messed up nuts. Forget the needle nosed ones.

Duct tape and WD-40 are consumables. and along those lines...some Scotch 33 electrical tape. Nothing less. The self amalgamating Scotch 24 ( I think that's the number, the stuff with the peel off backing) is good, too.

An assortment of wire ties ( which I still think of as Ty-Wraps). And look at them closely when you buy them. Look to be sure the little springy gripping jaws are made of the same plastic as the strap and NOT made of steel. Unless you want a time-release wire tie....
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Sail tape, fuel filters, fan belts, spare shackles, a variety of packing and a way to cut standing rigging.

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Look to be sure the little springy gripping jaws are made of the same plastic as the strap and NOT made of steel. Unless you want a time-release wire tie....

Funny, I used to look for ty-raps with a metal lock tab. They are much more dependable. So that little tab is not stainless? rats! Good thing for me, I hardly ever see them anymore.
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I think if you could be sure they were 316 or 316L stainless they'd probably be a real secure tie. But these days, I don't much trust a lot of the other stainless. The 200 series is garbage. I had several black ones with metal teeth completely let go of our sat dish cable within 90 days here on the island. Sure looked like stainless. The 304/305 etc. seems to corrode pretty fast. An added benefit to the nylon ones is that you can open them with an ice pick or other pointy thing and reuse them.

Re: tools, how about a digital ac/dc clamp on multimeter.
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Re: tools, how about a digital ac/dc clamp on multimeter.
Pisses me off you can't measure dc amps with one.
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and don't forget your towel.

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Pisses me off you can't measure dc amps with one.

You can. There are DC versions out there. Gord pointed me to them a while back. New toys that didn't exist when I was trained.


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You can. There are DC versions out there. Gord pointed me to them a while back. New toys that didn't exist when I was trained.


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