|Wanted to put together a tool kit to keep in my boat all the time. If I dont then I know the time I need I will forget it. Any suggestions on some basic tools to keep in the boat other than my wallet, cash, and credit card!!! Thans for your suggestions. |
|small C-wrench, large C-wrench, screwdrivers, hex wrenches, needlenose, flashlight, and a socket set. I carry a lot more but I also spend a lot of time on the road (about 10,000 miles last year).|
|spare impeller, fuel filter and alternator belt. |
|prop puller, spare prop, some rags, a knife, fuses, zip ties, and a dive mask. |
I've changed the prop in an i/o on the water before. I have no idea if it is feasible with an inboard. But I'd try if I was stranded at lake powell or the like.
|All the above stuff, plus Krazy Glue and pruning shears--both for first aid. |
The Krazy Glue works well to close up gashes that would typically require a stitch.
Pruning shears will cut through binding foam should someone take a bad fall and need to have a foot extracted.
|Keep some extra binding screws handy. |
|By BR (blr) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 12:35 pm:
|i bought on of those "brief case" type tool kits from sears as well as I have a spare prop kit (w/ puller etc)plus a small 6 pack soft cooler with all sorts of binding screws and board & ballast parts, a first aid kit, and 2 really large wrenches for the unforseen. duct tape, spare impeller, fuel filter,rags, fuses and some other odds and ends. like the idea of the zip ties and diving mask! wish i would have had the diving mask when i had to change the prop out! nice one.|
|All of that plus one of those portable jump start kits.|
|I bought a "brief case" tool kit like BR said. I got mine at WestMarine. It has a big rubber gasket around it to seal it from water getting in.|
|Pelican cases are the best for boats. They are air tight and water tight. I have had my full tool kit for 5 years, gets wet almost every time out, not a spec of rust. Also got one one jumper cables and digital cameras. Crush proof too! |
|There are some great suggestions on this thread. Here are a couple that haven't been mentioned: 1. Make sure you have a lug wrench and jack that fits your trailer (may be different than your truck). 2. glow-sticks (military or night club depending on your background) are small, maintenance free, work underwater, and are great in emergencies; you can also hang one from your tower to light the inside of your boat at night without using battery power (not a replacement for nav/anchor lights of course). |
(Message edited by tball on March 29, 2004)