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post #20 of Old 12-13-2011
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Canvas bag with mechanics tools. Ratchets, wrenches, etc. sorted into smaller canvas bags to make them easier to find. A tackle box for electrical tools, meter, connectors, etc. and two plastic parts trays. One for a selection of stainless fasteners, the other for brass fasteners. The whole works goes into a cockpit locker but is a pain to hoist out (heavy).

On the shelf behind the nav station goes #1 & #2 phillips and two sizes of standard screwdrivers. Marine Swiss Army knife, a Leatherman and a flashlight. That little stash takes care of the small jobs so I don't have to pull out the big tool bag.

This winter the bag is getting replaced by a teak tool locker that will be built into the open space under the v-berth cutout. It will also serve as a step for the wife to get into the v-berth.

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