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Sidewinder
11-24-2009, 09:03 PM
Greetings,

I'm hoping that some of you might have ideas for a waterproof toolbox that I could leave onboard my '79 Skier under the L-Shape seat.

I thought about using an old 50 cal ammo box, but don't want anything metal. Also thought about a Pelican box, but don't really want to spend $150-200 on a toolbox.

Ideally the box will be:
1. Non-metal
2. Waterproof
3. Twice the width and half the height of a 50 cal ammo box (approx 10" x 16" and 6-8"h)

Basically looking to keep a toolkit and few spare parts onboard and don't want them to rust.

Planning on carrying most of the items listed here,
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=114179#post114179
with the exception of prop / prop puller as I don't travel beyond my home lake.

Also planning to only carry boat-specific sized wrenches / sockets iot avoid having extraneous tools onboard.

Any ideas will be appreciated.

TMCNo1
11-24-2009, 09:37 PM
Greetings,

I'm hoping that some of you might have ideas for a waterproof toolbox that I could leave onboard my '79 Skier under the L-Shape seat.

I thought about using an old 50 cal ammo box, but don't want anything metal. Also thought about a Pelican box, but don't really want to spend $150-200 on a toolbox.

Ideally the box will be:
1. Non-metal
2. Waterproof
3. Twice the width and half the height of a 50 cal ammo box (approx 10" x 16" and 6-8"h)

Basically looking to keep a toolkit and few spare parts onboard and don't want them to rust.

Planning on carrying most of the items listed here,
http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?p=114179#post114179
with the exception of prop / prop puller as I don't travel beyond my home lake.

Also planning to only carry boat-specific sized wrenches / sockets iot avoid having extraneous tools onboard.

Any ideas will be appreciated.

I use a small plastic tacklebox and use the trays for screws, solderless connectors, tape, allen wrenches and the like and the bigger basic and boat specific tools underneath the trays along with the boat registration/insurance papers in Ziploc bags and have been using the same box for 30+ years.

kkkeating
11-24-2009, 10:07 PM
I use a tuperware box; works great and it keeps everything dry. I do spray all the tools with WD-40 as a precaution.

CruisinGA
11-24-2009, 10:13 PM
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=351099http://image.sportsmansguide.com/dimage/124391_ts.JPG?cell=320,320&cvt=jpeg

CruisinGA
11-24-2009, 10:14 PM
Find some dessicant out of electronics packages or shoe boxes and throw some in as extra precaution.

DemolitionMan
11-24-2009, 10:25 PM
What about a first aid box?

Miss Rita
11-24-2009, 10:35 PM
Any box store sells big plastic boxes with lids in any size and shape you want, you can buy smaller parts boxes to put inside, use baggies, etc.

I bought a RubberMaid box to use as a liner in my glove box. Stuff kept getting lost in there.

ahhudgins
11-24-2009, 10:56 PM
I got a sturdy plastic Craftsman box with one tray and a deep bottom. I'm not sure if it will fit under the front seat, I have a V drive so I keep it in the back. No matter what box you get, keep a light coat of WD-40 on your tools because they WILL rust. Just my 2 cents worth.

Sidewinder
05-08-2010, 02:03 PM
Guess I forgot to reply to this thread, anyway, my wife bought me a Plano Marine box...
http://www.planomolding.com/tackle/products.asp

I think it should work quite well. Not sure if it will fit under the seat, but if not the previous owner opened up the area behind the observer seat, so it will fit in there.

I've been saving dessicant out of electronics packages, etc and plan to keep everything well oiled and in ziplock bags and/or smaller tupperware containers so it stays organized.

Thanks for your input.

Sodar
05-08-2010, 03:43 PM
Pelican cases are the way to go.

cbryan70
05-08-2010, 03:57 PM
it shouldnt get that wet underneith there. I just have a general socket set with screw driver's and such in the platic case it comes in....never have had a problem

JohnE
05-08-2010, 06:32 PM
I use a rubbermaid contianer. Most of the tools are in their own cases. Plus a nice nylon zipper bag for all of the miscellaneous tools. It's only maybe 18" x 12# x 8" high. works for me.

russlars
05-08-2010, 11:56 PM
I have used this one from West Marine for several years. http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=247293&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=null&subdeptNum=null&classNum=0 Hard to beat for the price and has most of everything that you need. Seals well enough that nothing is rusted yet.

H20BOY
05-09-2010, 12:29 PM
Pelican cases are the way to go.

I second that. You can get them in about any size you need and they are practically indestructable.

bridomine99
05-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Talk to any of your buddies who are into shooting. Cabelas ships bulk ammo in plastic 50cal boxes that seal pretty nice. I believe they also sell them fairly reasonable.

jvbaca
05-10-2010, 12:47 PM
Try Overtons.com "boaters utility boxes", items 25962, 25963, 25960. Same as pelican and others yet you might save a few bucks.

atlfootr
01-06-2011, 09:08 AM
I'm hoping that some of you might have ideas for a waterproof toolbox any ideas will be appreciated.I know this post is old, but if your still looking I'd have it sprayed w/ RHINO :D

Dad 2 3
01-06-2011, 11:44 PM
I agree with Pelican, but the cost is a little on the high side. I use
http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200365437_200365437
for the size and cost, it's tough to beat.

bturner2
01-07-2011, 08:12 AM
X2 on the Pelican cases. I've used them for years and they are waterproof. Not cheap but really good.

I've also added a fuel pump to to the list of recommended MasterCraft specific parts to carry. Based on my experience if you're doing your maintenance correctly you're more likely to need the fuel pump rather than the impeller out on the lake. You can also let the boat cool down but you can't get that pump working again no matter how long you wait.

CantRepeat
01-07-2011, 09:32 AM
I'm not sure of the brand, but I have a small orange waterproof box I put all my boat tools in.

Like this.

http://www.flatseas.com/Plano_Waterproof_Marine_Dry_Storage_Box_p/plano-1812-50.htm

h20skijunky
01-07-2011, 02:59 PM
A smail tackle box from your local discount store is the cheapest way to go. WallMart has some very basic ones without drawers. Waterproof and durable.