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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)
ChannelLocks (12")
Various pliers including needlenose, lineman's, and slip joint
Various screwdrivers—flat, phillips, robertson and torx
Ratcheting electrical crimp tool
Automatic wire stripper
Electrical Multimeter
Hacksaw
Cordless 18V drill
Random orbital sander 5"
Butane and AC powered soldering irons with knife tips
Splicing Fids
Needle Palm
Needles and sail repair supplies
Bar Clamps (several sizes)
C-Clamps (several sizes)
Several flashlights, including headband Petzl unit
Caulk Gun
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
Measuring tape
Chalk line
Level
Framing Square
Yard stick
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
Rigging knife
Tubing cutter
Carpenter's pencils

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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SDog,

You have my tool box!

I might add a bottle of something for that "job well done" effect.

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For removing and replacing your impeller, long nose pliers with the jaws bent 90 degrees are really helpful
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Good list dawg! You beat mine...but I have a swaging tool....nan nah nah nah nah! (G)
Actually ...now I understand why you need those Ama's!
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Good list dawg! You beat mine...but I have a swaging tool....nan nah nah nah nah! (G)
Actually ...now I understand why you need those Ama's!
Nah... don't store anything in the amas at the moment. Most of the tools live in my truck... some live in the boat though. I don't have a swaging tool, since I carry a few spares of StaLok connector ends in my kit. No swaging tool needed.

BTW, I was a Boy Scout when I was younger.. the being prepared part stuck...

Oh yeah, almost forgot... carry a Leatherman Charge 99% of the time.
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SO - I currently use these bags in my everyday job and thoroughly enjoy them. I was also thinking about storing the boat tools in them. Question: Was that a silicone solution you sprayed them with, WD-40, or something you pick up at a camping supply store etc.?

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Any camping supply store will sell what I used. it was something made to waterproof tent seams and it comes in a spray can , I used almost one can per bag (2 or 3 Coats). It really smells, spray and let them dry outside, when dry the smell will be gone. Together with the rubber bottom this works very well.

I have ended up with a small amount of duplicate items (electric bag has 2 screwdrivers etc) But it is very nice leaving 90% of the tools stowed and just have out what you need automatically. It is also easier to stow 9 smaller bags than 1 or 2 large ones.


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Sailingdog's list looks just like mine, cept I don't have a butane soldering iron or marine power meter, but strangely enough plan on getting those this weekend.

I use multiple bags, bags are gentler on the boat.

Things I have in addition to SD's list: electrician's fish, a 150' loggers tape, transistor radio and a dremel tool kit.

These all stay in my truck except for a pair of pliers, a hammer, a wire cutter, an adjustable wrench, two screwdrivers and my rigging knife. Tools are heavy and I'm not a cruiser.
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I do have hammers (ball peen, 3 lb. sledge and framing) and a 25' fish tape. No dremel aboard... but I do have a 18VDC cordless jigsaw, sawzall, circular saw and hammer drill in a bag in my truck.
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