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10-29-2010 12:08 PM
cormeum
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Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Again, this doesn't work if the nut is recessed at all and will have problems unless you can get the tool flat against the nut.
Based on his pic it appears that it'd work just fine. The prongs extend about 1/4" from the flat. Usually for those nuts it's either a two prong spanner or a chisel and hammer (tap,tap,tap).

I've seen cutting a pipe to fit as well.
10-29-2010 11:24 AM
paul323 Thanks guys. Apologies for the brief hijacking. Makes perfect sense; I have the standard 'keys' aboard, so I guess this is just a backup which will fit both diesel and water - probably also for the emergency tiller deck plate - and perhaps provide more leverage when needed. Cool.
10-29-2010 07:20 AM
eherlihy
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Originally Posted by paul323 View Post
eherlihy, what is that tool you had in your photo (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...l#post659745)? I have one in my chart table from the PO - no idea what it is for.
Assuming that you meant this picture; , and not the motorcycle steering bearing wrench.

This is an adjustable deck plate wrench/key. It is a great tool to have.
10-28-2010 08:33 AM
WanderingStar The one in your chart table might be for opening deck caps, water or fuel types.
10-28-2010 01:09 AM
paul323 eherlihy, what is that tool you had in your photo (http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...l#post659745)? I have one in my chart table from the PO - no idea what it is for.
10-27-2010 10:24 PM
WanderingStar I'm thinking I can make one from a short piece of pipe with the right diameter. I'll drill and tap it to put short hex head machine screws inside to engage the notches. Larger holes at the other end will allow a pry rod to provide torque.
10-27-2010 06:42 PM
sailingdog Again, this doesn't work if the nut is recessed at all and will have problems unless you can get the tool flat against the nut.


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Google "two prong spanner"

10-27-2010 04:43 PM
cormeum

Google "two prong spanner"

10-27-2010 04:36 PM
Stillraining Not at machine shops around here...100.00 minimum to do anything..
10-27-2010 03:43 PM
sailingdog
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Originally Posted by fcsob View Post
It's a spanner socket. We had a set for front hubs on four wheel drive trucks. I would try Snap-on tools.
Buying a large craftsman socket and having it machined is probably a fifth the price of anything Snap-on sells.
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