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Hi Everyone

just been asked to get a toolbox together for a boat that is going to race offshore. Sydney 38, 560 nm race. got my own thoughts but what would you not sail without...just in case i have missed anything

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Rob
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Rob,
guess you're looking more for an idea on tools rather than a box to put them into.
Take a look HERE for some good info.
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There are a few tool threads on this forum, and several would probably be much better than a favorite tools thread. There was one about a year ago that had people listing what tools they actually keep aboard and use. That thread would probably be a better one to refer to.
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Here's my list..

Here's my list. I know I forgot many items but this should give you a start.

Boat Essential Tools & Repair Items

General Tools:
Wrenches – Assorted and sized for your vessels nut and bolts
Flare Wrench’s – Very important for any fuel line work
Drills – 1 Corded and 1 Cordless
Wooden Plugs - One for each thru-hull & tethered to it
LED Head lamp & Flashlights
Hole Saw Kit
Screw Drivers – Assorted
Pick Set – Very Handy
Tap/Die Set – Sized accordingly
Hack Saw – With spare blades
Bolt Cutters – Big enough to cut rigging
Wire Cutters – Big enough to cut battery cable
Blow Torch – Mini butane type and one standard head
Socket Set - SAE and Metric
Pipe Wrenches
Pliers - Various sizes
Water Pump Pliers
Needle Nose Vise Grips - For clamping hoses off etc.
Files – Various
Drill Bits – Full Kit
Countersink - At least two sizes
Sander – 5” Random Orbit
Dremel
Rigging Knife
Calipers
Rigging:
Sewing Kit
Monel Seizing Wire
Sail Repair Tape
1” Nylon Webbing
Sail Slugs – To fit mast track
Sailors Palm, Needles & whipping twine
Clevis Pins – Spares sized for your boat
Cotter Pins – Stainless various sizes
Grommets, Snaps & Twist Locks
Loos Tension Gauge
Engine/Plumbing:
Water Pump – Spare for motor and/or rebuild kit
Plumbing Fittings – Assorted to match parts on your vessel
Zincs – For heat exchanger
Solenoid – Spare
Fuel Pump – Spare
Fuel Line Hose – Min 3 feet
Hose barbs – male/male for splicing hoses (various sizes
Impeller – With spare gasket.
Oil Filter
Oil – for engine.
Fuel Filters – Primary and secondary
Hoses – Min 3 feet each size
Alternator Belt
Engine service & parts manuals
Mechanics Manual – For your engine specifically
Hose Clamps – Stainless AWAB type various sizes
Electrical:
Inverter – At least 500 watts to power small tools
Electrical Connectors – Assorted marine grade various sizes
Multimeter – Must measure amps, volts and resistance
Heat Shrink – Adhesive lined
Crimper – Ratcheting style for marine grade terminals
Zip Ties
Wire – Assorted gauges 6 feet min per size.
Jumper Wires 10 ga- With alligator clips on each end
Wire Strippers
Light Bulbs – Spares for each socket on the boat
Wire Snake
Misc:
Stainless Steel Bar Stock
Aluminum Bar Stock
Stainless Steel Dodger Tubing – short length
Velcro – Regualar and industrial grade
Sandpaper – various grits and to fit palm sander
Grease – Water proof winch grease
PB Blaster (NOT WD-40)
Boe Shield
Lanocote
TFF Tef Gel
Silicone Caulk
3M 4200 – Or equivalent
Wet Suit, Mask & Fins
UV Resistant Duct Tape
Stainless Steel - Screws, nuts, bolts, fender washers, nyloc nuts, finish washers
Tape – Electrical plus blue & green painters tapes
JB Weld – Or equivalent
Hose – 6 feet minimum for each size on your vessel
C-Clamps
Label maker
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great list for a well stocked cruiser...when you raced did you guys actually carry all that stuff?
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great list for a well stocked cruiser...when you raced did you guys actually carry all that stuff?
I've only ever raced one of my own boats as I'm a cruiser at heart! I mostly race on OPB's so I don't need to off load 1000 lbs worth of crap....

Besides racing OPB's is much less stressful!!!
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thanks Halekai....looks like i have some shopping to do. great list to refer to.
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