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|01-09-2008 03:44 PM|
He hates them because he doesn't have a winch handle handy.
I do not open fills for a living, I open fills to fill the water or pump the head. IE: about once every 2 months for water and almost never for the head (macerator + 3 miles offshore).
In these applications I want a reliable opening tool that I will always handy and won't ding my knuckles make me cuss with effort.
|01-09-2008 02:22 PM|
Just curious... why do you hate them so much, and are the keyless ones, like the one below better?
Originally Posted by HeadHoncho View Post
|01-09-2008 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by DanaDragoon View Post
|01-09-2008 02:07 PM|
Very true, especially the last part... But my parents raised me to be an agreeable person.
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
|01-09-2008 01:50 PM|
|chef2sail||I am winch handle less and keyless...sometimes even clueless|
|01-09-2008 01:30 PM|
I only open the fills at the dock. Very low danger of an overboard discharge of the winch handle on my boat, if not close to impossible.
It is considersably more likely to loose the handle when running the jib winches.
I am the only one who tightens them, therefore I know how tight they will be.
Even if they are overtightened or stuck for a variety of other reasons, I will absolutely be able to get them unstuck with a winch handle, whereas a key may be useless and painfull.
|01-09-2008 10:13 AM|
|sailingdog||The other advantage of the keyless kind is they're really hard to over-tighten. A bored deck monkey, without much common sense, might be able to make it almost impossible to open a deck fill, given a 10" winch handle to turn the cap with.|
|01-09-2008 04:04 AM|
I am with Saildog, I installed the keyless variety...I prefer not carring a winch handle up the gunwale to offer up to the goddess of the sea...kerplunk. I have lost a few "deck keys" this way.
|01-09-2008 01:00 AM|
|sailingdog||Glad to help... the plastic caps are pretty worthless IMHO, since they discolor and get brittle.|
|01-09-2008 12:54 AM|
Yes, page 91. That's what I said, perfect. Just have to fit them.
Thanks again, I had the roughest time finding these, and I looked everywhere.
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