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Old 04-02-2015, 20:02   #61
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

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Don't think the left handed screwdriver is available yet, perhaps this Summer?
Being a lefty I think that is downright discrimination. I need a metric left handed screwdriver.
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Old 04-02-2015, 21:02   #62
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

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The guys at the hardware store couldn't find a metric crescent wrench when I asked for one, and I have lots of metric fasteners on board. What should I do?

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Easy one Jim change the fasteners
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Old 04-02-2015, 21:07   #63
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

If ya want to buy one, a bona-fide metric adjustable wrench exists:

http://www.amazon.com/Vise-Grip-8-Me.../dp/B002YKJ6MW

Of course, you may be able to adapt it to work on silly inch-type fasteners.

Or even:

Left Handed Metric Screwdriver

Now that's funny...
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Old 04-02-2015, 22:51   #64
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

you do know crabs live in there don't you?
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Old 04-02-2015, 23:51   #65
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I ended up giving one of my sailors the rest of the day off because he did find the metric crescent wrench. On the handle one side said 8" the other said 20cm.
I hate it when a good joke is spoiled by reality...
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Old 05-02-2015, 00:22   #66
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

I hear an unexpected diver under me I have a boat hook that can reach everywhere under me to the bottom of the keel
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You can now buy both prop wash, and flight line. Don't think the left handed screwdriver is available yet, perhaps this Summer?
Left Handed Metric Screwdriver - $13.90 : KaleCoAuto.com, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts.

There is is...Or

Left Handed Screwdriver Cocktail Recipe - 1001Cocktails

2 Oz Vodka
3 Oz Orange Juice
3 Oz Grapefruit Juice

And you have a left handed screwdriver.
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Old 05-02-2015, 07:37   #68
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

That's one problem today is that all those things made up as jokes for new or naive employees have actually had someone start marketing a novelty item. So the person does have a chance to find it.
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Back in my navy days my chief sent me to the radar techs for some relative bearing grease the funny part is it was a real item special graphite grease for a bearing on top of the spn 43 radar
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

As far as a diver working under a boat in a marina, if it was me I would at least use a dive flag on both fingers of the dock to the boat I was working on.
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

The divers in our marina ad hear to the buddy system one in the water and one on the dock seems like a really good safety idea to me
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

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The guys at the hardware store couldn't find a metric crescent wrench when I asked for one, and I have lots of metric fasteners on board. What should I do?

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Go back and have them order you an adapter.
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Just be happy that since the US does have metric stuff that you can find a metric crescent wrench somewhere. Just think how much it sucks for US boats in Europe to find a fractional crescent wrench.
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Re: Port divers inspecting thru hulls?

Funniest thing I read in a long time. The good ole days. We always sent the new guy to the parts store for an upper radiator hose for the VW bug.

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