Join Date: Mar 2006
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I use a combination of fabric tool bags and a couple of plastic tool boxes, mainly for the sharp and pointy tools that would damage a bag. I coat my tools with Boeshield T9 to help protect them against corrosion.
Here's what I normally have in my truck or on the boat when I'm working on it:
Full 244 piece Craftsman socket set
8" adjustable wrench
Vise Grips (several sizes/kinds)
Various pliers including needlenose, lineman's, and slip joint
Various screwdrivers—flat, phillips, robertson and torx
Ratcheting electrical crimp tool
Automatic wire stripper
Cordless 18V drill
Random orbital sander 5"
Butane and AC powered soldering irons with knife tips
Needles and sail repair supplies
Bar Clamps (several sizes)
C-Clamps (several sizes)
Several flashlights, including headband Petzl unit
Common taps and dies—3/8-16, 5/16-18, 1/4-20, #12-24, #10-24, #8-32
Titanium nitride coated drill bits—DeWalt box set with sizes up to 1/2"
Forstner Drill bits—1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4"
Cobalt-coated drill bits—set up to 3/8"
Manual Pop Rivet tool—can do SS 3/16" rivets
Heavy scissors for cutting fiberglass cloth
Nicholson chisel/rasp set (1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1")
Sandpaper (80, 120, 220, 400, 800,. 1500)
Various paint brushes and rollers
VHF Marine SWR & Power Watt Meter
Various fiberglassing, gelcoating and epoxy supplies
Adhesive lined heat-shrink tubing 1/4", 3/8", 1/2" and 1"
Various marine sealants, most often used is 3M 4200
MarineTex two-part epoxy putty
The bags and boxes are broken down by function and contents. One bag has a ratcheting screwdriver, various pliers, wrenches and the most commonly used tools.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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Last edited by sailingdog; 06-08-2007 at 08:08 PM.