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    Question Whick Toolkit?

    Hi

    Just new to owning a yacht so will be asking loads of questions over the next few months

    Looking to buy a starter all in one toolkit rather than bits and pieces each time I need something.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good starter one?

    Thanks for any help

    Graham

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Something with spanners, sockets, pliers, hammer, screwdrivers, hacksaw, etc. It does really depend upon your level of DIY and what you intend to maintain.

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    There are two sorts of tools on boats:

    The ones that you don’t mind dropping over the side. Some chandlers, notably Suffolk Yacht Harbour, make a point of selling cheap tools that you won’t miss.

    The good ones, kept in a place of safety.

    If the boat is older, you will need Imperial sizes as well as metric (my steering gear actually has a mixture of both!)

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Here's mine
    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Quote Originally Posted by vyv_cox View Post
    Here's mine
    Were you hunting for something in particular? ;-)

    (And do you have an inventory?)

    Mike.

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Quote Originally Posted by vyv_cox View Post
    Here's mine
    No Dremel? Obviously not a bodger...

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjcoon View Post
    Were you hunting for something in particular? ;-)

    (And do you have an inventory?)

    Mike.
    I took the pic for an article but it was never used.

    I don't have an inventory but sometimes think it might be useful. I have several other toolkits in motorhome, other boat and of course a lot more at home in the workshop. At home I sometimes find myself searching for a tool that is on the boat in Greece.
    Answers to some technical queries at new website http://coxeng.co.uk

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    IMHO a Leatherman is a very good start
    oh no, yet another sailing blog
    http://sybrancaleone.blogspot.com/

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roberto View Post
    IMHO a Leatherman is a very good start
    Seconded!

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    Default Re: Whick Toolkit?

    Quote Originally Posted by vyv_cox View Post
    I took the pic for an article but it was never used.

    I don't have an inventory but sometimes think it might be useful. I have several other toolkits in motorhome, other boat and of course a lot more at home in the workshop. At home I sometimes find myself searching for a tool that is on the boat in Greece.
    Vyv, could I ask for details of that superb portable vice?

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