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What is the most used tool on your boat?

I am packing up now for our Caribean winter and I am trying to fit all my tools into the 50 ib limit that we are allowed. It occurs to me that I will have to prioritize. My boat is a 30 yr old FG hull with teak decks in good shape. and a fair amount of wood down below, I don't intend to rebuild the boat while underway but I will definately be cleaning up some wiring and what not. I know what to bring For the expected jobs it is the unexpected ones I am concerned with.

what tools wouldn't you leave the dock without?
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What is the most used tool on your boat?
Shouldn't this question be in the Off Topic forum?

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The second most used tool on my boat, and aside from my extensive boxes of tools and accessories/kits, has to be my Leatherman Wave.

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I had the same exact first thought... guess we need to get out of the gutter and clean up.

2nd though was bottle opener

3rd was a tie between screwdriver... no not the one you drink and box wrenches

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good god man ! how can you limit yourself to just 50#'s of tools ?

hook up with a cool marina and see if maybe some mechanic will let you borrow his tools ?

take cheap tools with you and dump em on the other cruisers you meet when you're done with em - Harbor Freight all the way

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