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CatMan22 03-15-2014 12:15 AM

Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
In the course of a discussion with a few other sailors I was trying to figure the one most important tool to have with you if you were sailing, of course there was no correct answer. But for the sake of discussion what tool would you have to have and why. Mine is a Davis Sailing Knife which was given to me by my grandson.

Minnesail 03-15-2014 01:58 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
I think the number one thing you need if you're going to go sailing is a sailboat.

Puddin'_Tain 03-15-2014 02:45 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
Unfortunately, it seems that a checkbook (or a high-limit plastic equivalent) is the most necessary item.

socal c25 03-15-2014 02:51 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
Wind....

tdw 03-15-2014 06:54 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
I'm not sure about useful but at times I feel like I'm the most useless ..... :)

Group9 03-15-2014 08:44 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
Winch handle? :D

Don0190 03-15-2014 09:05 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
screwdrivers

benesailor 03-15-2014 09:10 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
Seriously; a leatherman. If you don't have one you need one a sailboat.
Wave - Leatherman Multi-Tools

MikeOReilly 03-15-2014 10:07 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by benesailor (Post 1628986)
Seriously; a leatherman. If you don't have one you need one a sailboat.
Wave - Leatherman Multi-Tools

I'll echo this. We carry a whole collection of tools, all organized by task (electrical, plumbing, engine, general), but my most-used tool is the one on my hip all the time. I've gone through a few multi-tools over the years, and currently carry this one:

Charge TTi - Leatherman Multi-Tools

I especially like this one b/c you can open the cutting blades with one hand, so it doubles as an emergency knife.

smurphny 03-15-2014 10:31 AM

Re: Most Useful Sailing Tool
 
Spare parts and the tools and ability to use them.


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