My new favorite tool - SailNet Community
 8Likes
  • 7 Post By bristol299bob
  • 1 Post By MedSailor
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 03-27-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
bristol299bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oriental NC
Posts: 242
Thanks: 41
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
My new favorite tool

Preparing for my transmission swap last week I went looking for tool ideas that could get me to into some tight places. I know that in particular the lower bolts on the transmission flange would be difficult to get to.

I found these articulating gear wrenches at Sears. They literally saved the day!



Faster, arf145, Bilgewater and 4 others like this.

1977 Bristol 29.9
Surprise
Hull #5
Oriental NC
bristol299bob is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-27-2013
Senior Member
 
Brewgyver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 390
Thanks: 7
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: My new favorite tool

Oh, yeah, gotta get some of those! I have some S shaped box wrenches, but these are better.

s/v My Sweet Girl!
Catalina 30 (Mark I)
Atomic 4
Brewgyver is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 03-27-2013
Asleep at the wheel
 
jimgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,014
Thanks: 71
Thanked 117 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: My new favorite tool

Oh, that's cool! I could have used that this past weekend! How were they with transmitting the torque?

- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jimgo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 03-27-2013
Senior Member
 
jimrafford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: ct
Posts: 644
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: My new favorite tool

NICE!
Get er done!
Jim

S/V Deja Vu
CS 40
jimrafford is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 03-27-2013 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
bristol299bob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oriental NC
Posts: 242
Thanks: 41
Thanked 17 Times in 11 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: My new favorite tool

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Oh, that's cool! I could have used that this past weekend! How were they with transmitting the torque?
Sometimes Sears has gimiky wrenches that look great in the store but never really live up to the hype. Not so with these.

Torque was great, they are quite a bit longer than a typical wrench giving them more oomph. Those bolts in the pic are 17mm, each one loosend with a *crack* so they were snugged down pretty good.

The head can lock in any of 10 or so positions so you can get it where you need it. It made that job a breeze.

1977 Bristol 29.9
Surprise
Hull #5
Oriental NC
bristol299bob is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 03-29-2013
Puget Sound Pounder
 
kellysails's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Bainbridge Island, Port Madison, WA
Posts: 636
Thanks: 21
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: My new favorite tool

Wow, nice find! Thanks for posting!
kellysails is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 03-31-2013
Closet Powerboater
 
MedSailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Anacortes PNW
Posts: 3,577
Thanks: 258
Thanked 112 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: My new favorite tool

DAMN YOU!!! Now I need to buy more tools!!!

Awesome looking tool. BTW, here are some cheap, but awesome tools for small spaces:
Wobble socket extensions
These "wobble extensions" are extending rods for sockets but instead of fitting in perfectly they allow you to angle your socket a few degrees in any direction. LIFE SAVING and cheap too.

These are also pretty handy:
Stubby short handled wrenches
The name says it all.

MedSailor
bristol299bob likes this.

I have a sauna on my boat, therefore I win.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
MedSailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Onboard tool kit cb32863 Gear & Maintenance 7 10-20-2009 10:12 AM
Favorite or not so favorite Sailing, sailing related, or had a scene or two on a boat Calabego General Discussion (sailing related) 10 11-19-2008 07:00 PM
favorite tool...? mrhoneydew Gear & Maintenance 25 08-04-2008 08:09 PM
Re: FYI - Freeware Tide Tool V2.2 is now in Tide Tool Beta 2.3 (Run NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 03-04-2007 11:15 AM
FYI - Freeware Tide Tool V2.2 is now in Tide Tool Beta 2.3 (Runs on NewsReader Mass Bay Sailors 0 03-03-2007 04:15 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome