Originally Posted by dlymn
Just go?....? Ah the fictional romantic view of water
sailing. Oh, I need a 12 mm spanner to repair that item that might lead to my death. Never mind, I'll pick one up when (if) I get to the other side. You must think that Captain
Ron is real.
12 mm spanner?
Give me one realistic scenario where someones life would be lost
for dropping the only 12 mm socket overboard
on a 20-30 day Canary island to Caribbean cruise
, apart from jumping in and trying to retrieve it.
fictional romantic view?
It is a darn flotilla crossing in fair winds for most, I fully understand that some wannabes want to do spreadsheets list of every part on a boat, how to repair and with what tool and still at Las Palmas
running around like mad looking for a extra what not spare part and deciding not to cross as they cant find it and so on, there is a word for this type....
Ron,? had to google
that one, LOL.
I would not assume anything about the OP he has not told us, but would assume making sure there are basic tools on board is just as natural as taking on provisions.
Anyone mechanically inclined would probably take more than the basic set, if not, one could argue that anything more than hammer, adjustable spanner and a few knifes is extra and possibly life threatening.
chatter from last crossing where a few skippers got bored and decided to do some preventive maintenance
, where extra tools could have made things life threatening.
- Hey i went and did this adjustment and broke that there, anyone have any ideas how to fix it now?
Was it broken to start with?
Can you do with out it for now
- Yes, btw do you think using dental floss to put in a few stitches would be ok, the darn screwdriver slipped and poked myself in the arm.
-Hey anyone know anything about this brand of engine
Yes, whats up.
-I was taking out the injector and damaged this banjo fitting beyond repair.
Darn, how about the injector, did you get it fixed?.
- haven't got that far yet, don't think it needs fixing, just wanted to inspect it.
(I actually was able to jury rig this one for him over the radio
, high pressure fuel
line, he did not have a spare for it and the original was not repairable.)
If you want to go you just gotta go, nothing to it.