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Old 10-24-2020, 03:35 PM
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Default Odd things you keep in your "smallish", on board toolbox?

Or things you at one time wish you had and then put in there, outside of the regular hand tools and the occasional 5' 8" blond?
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One of the best lures out there... Instant fish.
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An old Garmin handheld gps with fresh batteries.
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I keep an old straightened out coat hanger in mine. It's surprising how often it's been useful.
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I keep a "regular tool bag, complete with torque wrench etc in a storage area. In a small box near the helm, I keep one of the 8 in one screw drivers (flat, Phillips, Robertson, 1/4", 5/16" and 3/8" sockets), a small pair of vise grips, a pair old long, long nose pliers, a set of wire cutters, a hemostat, an inspection mirror, and a small digital volt / amp meter. Also a set of Allen keys metric and SAE, plus a set of very small (Jewlery type )screw drivers.
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Extra hose clamps and a nut driver that fits them. Extendable pen magnet.
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My onboard toolbox is kinda biggish kept from my past days working with those damn I/o engines.
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Can of ether. Makes for a great parts cleaner and antiseptic. Keep a few of those blue disposable shop towels vacuum in a few individual packs sealed to keep them clean, and some electrical tape.
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A small piece of stainless wire. Amazing how many little holes need to be unstopped.
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Originally Posted by saln View Post
Or things you at one time wish you had and then put in there, outside of the regular hand tools and the occasional 5' 8" blond?
Duc seal putty from electrical supply department. This heavy , sticky dense putty is used where wires penetrate the house. It will seal or stop a leak in the hull. Keep a dive mask onboard in case you need to jump overboard to seal a crack or broken off fitting.
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A small mirror to take out eyelashes or anything that hits your face like a hook.

Super glue for cuts, small light
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Spool of stainless steel wire, it has many purposes, including making emergency hose clamps..also tube of 2 part epoxy putty, which will cure under water.
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Hemostat or other type of surgical needle driver. Handy for pushing fish hook barbs through the skin to get hook barbs out of the flesh.
Then, of course, side cutter or needle nose pliers with wire cutting function. Tweezers are also handy for all sorts of things in nooks and crannies.
So is a magnet on a rod or malleable shaft or wire.
These items could be stowed in your first aid kit, so don't forget you have them on your boat.
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magnet on extension handle
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"needle nose" vice grips
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Block of wood along with your prop wrench
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Don't forget the zip ties, magnet (Fish things out of the dam bilge) large piece of rubber gasket material and 8 inch hose clamps. (wet exhaust repair) electrical tape, connectors, wire, sand cloth spare fuses. Bilge pump and 10 feet of hose with battery clamps. Manual flashlight. (crank type, never have to worry about batteries)
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Oddest thing I have is a spare Evinrude fuel connector - it’s over 8 years since I owned an Evinrude!
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