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I just carry the tools to fix the things I can fix on the water.

I don't carry any allen wrenches--don't have any thing they fit.

I don't carry tools to tear into the outboard--I don't have parts.

Look around the boat and see what you can fix in the water and get the tools to do it with.

Before you get to the final list go through it for duplicates.

I prefer a screwdriver with different bits in the handle, six point sockets, and 3/8 drives with a piece of pipe for a cheater handle.
analog volt meter

Spairs include--
fuses
spark plugs
hose and bulb for motor
starter rope and handle
oil for mixing(2 stroke)premeasured for 3 gallons 4ea
kill switch lanyard and key
8 oz squeeze bottle of lamp oil
1' square of 3/8 plywood with holes drilled in the corners--good for sodering and beating on, holes for tieing to, on
Spare keel bolt and nut
spare tabernacle bolt and nut
spare ring dings (don't use cotter pins)
spare light bulbs--nav and int
12 ft of red and black #10 wire with alagator clips on the ends
asorted electrical fittings
old haylards and sheets

Not counting the rope, tools and spares weigh about 6 pounds.
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Don't forget the DW40, a few pieces of different hoses (water, diesel, sanitation ...), stainless steel hose clamps (all needed sizes), silicone sealant, and self adhesive sail patches
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I was carrying nearly all the hand tools, nearly all the sparesspares for the boat and the engine. I had a lot of problems while cruising. Neither the tools nor the spares were enough to solve the problem.

Now I have a minimum of tools on board: A wire cutter in case the mast fails, a good knife to cut the ropes. I keep all the tools on land and do not keep any spares. I buy them whwn necesssary. ( I normally do all the maintanence of the boat myself)
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I don't like WD40, preferring the better IMHO, Boeshield T9.

As for hose and such, yes, I do carry some spare hose of various sizes as well as hose clamps. I don't carry silicone sealant, as I don't believe in using the stuff.


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Don't forget the DW40, a few pieces of different hoses (water, diesel, sanitation ...), stainless steel hose clamps (all needed sizes), silicone sealant, and self adhesive sail patches
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Too many tools

Way too many tools here... You only need two things - duct tape and a can of WD40. If something moves that shouldn't move use the duct tape. If something doesn't move that should move use the WD40.
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Pretty good overall list when you combined the add ins to what SD posted. My on board kit for cruising was put together after two years of refitting. Only way to know you have all the tools you need is to service every serviceable piece of equipment on the boat before you leave the dock. If you don't have the tool, go get it. I don't hire work out and have gotten creative on many projects, but haven't yet found myself lacking in tools. Despite the fact most things fit in a single, mostly well organized bag. The premade toolkits are not a bad start, but kind of a waste. I'd start by buying the basics you know you need then add as projects come up so your kit is tailor made to your boat.

And Imiloa - zip ties. WD40, duct tape, and zip ties. Sometimes duct tape won't stick to salty stuff.
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