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By Dave Garland (dgarland0) on Sunday, March 28, 2004 - 5:03 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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.


By merlin lucas (mklucas) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 3:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
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).
By kristian coltman (kristian) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 4:17 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Duct Tape
By face planter (mastercraft1995) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 8:41 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
spare impeller, fuel filter and alternator belt.
By Bobby Mucic (bobbymucic) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 8:58 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
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.

By Whit (whit) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 9:30 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
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.

By John Klein (jklein) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 10:57 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Keep some extra binding screws handy.
By BR (blr) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 12:35 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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.
By Tracie (mb_girl) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 1:59 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
All of that plus one of those portable jump start kits.
By wake_fun (wake_fun) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 3:27 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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.
By Shawn K. (zipe) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 7:04 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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!



By thomas (tball) on Monday, March 29, 2004 - 7:15 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
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)

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