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NashCraft
06-18-2012, 03:51 PM
Just curious as to what tools you keep on your boat?

Thanks

mikeg205
06-18-2012, 03:56 PM
socket set...screw drivers....subset of this list.... the list (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=114179&postcount=22)

MorganMac
06-18-2012, 03:56 PM
Wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets, clamps, hammer; but strangely enough, not a saw. I might need to add a saw as you never know when you need to cut a hose or something.

mzimme
06-18-2012, 04:01 PM
Wrenches, screwdrivers, sockets, clamps, hammer; but strangely enough, not a saw. I might need to add a saw as you never know when you need to cut a hose or something.

Or a rope wrapped up in your prop...

I keep a socket set, open ended wrenches, a multi-tool with saw/knife/needle nose/tweezers/screw drivers, etc. Basically enough stuff to perform an on-water repair if I'm capable. I basically plan for impeller change, belt changes, or hose repair on the water. Past that, it's probably going to require a tow in.

scott023
06-18-2012, 04:50 PM
socket set...screw drivers....subset of this list.... the list (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=114179&postcount=22)

Holy Moses. That's a lot of ballast. ;):D

76S&S
06-18-2012, 04:53 PM
socket set...screw drivers....subset of this list.... the list (http://mastercraft.com/teamtalk/showpost.php?p=114179&postcount=22)

Who needs ballast, just throw the tool boxes in the boat and away you go.:D

mikeg205
06-18-2012, 06:15 PM
Who needs ballast, just throw the tool boxes in the boat and away you go.:D

Hey!!!!...I didn't make the list... :) it's a thread I found under FAQ... :)

CruisinGA
06-18-2012, 06:51 PM
A flathead screwdriver to tighten wakeboard bindings, hose clamps and change impellers.

We boat out of our dock on a fairly small (<3000 acre lake), no need for a bunch a tools. If I was to have a problem (haven't in 3 years) call someone to come give you a tow back to the dock and fix it on the lift.

tex
06-18-2012, 06:57 PM
Nice pair of googles and fins make getting ropes out of props a heck of a lot faster!

Lars
06-18-2012, 07:16 PM
Flatheat and phillips screw driver, adjustable wrench, paint can openers, and for everything else my next door neighbors cell phone number :D

mikeg205
06-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Nice pair of googles and fins make getting ropes out of props a heck of a lot faster!

How the heck do multiple web searches help... ?? Sorry could not resist.. that one.... :D

kippe
06-18-2012, 10:24 PM
top 5: Cell phone, duct tape, multi-tool, sunblock & flashlight.

bcboy
06-18-2012, 10:32 PM
corkscrew...bottle opener :-)

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
06-18-2012, 11:09 PM
my brother in law is a tool, does that count?

AZX9
06-18-2012, 11:56 PM
Everything to change the impeller, screwdrivers, Allen wrenches for tower fittings and mirror, jumper cables!, oil, wind up flash light, razor knife, and soon to be added- a damn good set of goggles for seeing what the hell is caught in the prop. So far I have caught the tube rope in the prop and some how I picked up a two ft piece of rope that wrapped itself around the prop and I had to get the boat on the trailer to find out what was causing vibration and speed reduction. This occurred roughly 30 days apart. If I get goggles it won't happen again.

bturner2
06-19-2012, 07:35 AM
Full craftsman 250 piece set plus another box with tools that didn't come with the craftsman set, parts, screws, nuts, bolts, impeller, fuel pump, sealants and such. Both are flat boxes no more than four inches tall that lay on the floor in front of the passenger seat on my 07 X2. It really doesn't take that much usable room.

I'm the guy that can usually fix every one's boat or has the tool they need when we're out on the water. Also my boat sits on a shorestation at my brother -in-laws house which is a half hour from home and the rest of my tools. I've found having my own gear ready to go can save the day if something does go south. I also boat on Lake Erie at times and when you're out there you're pretty much on your own unless you call for a tow.

onejdgreen
06-19-2012, 09:19 AM
my brother in law is a tool, does that count?

AMEN!!! If you count it, then I will too!!!

Granite_33
06-19-2012, 09:58 AM
Orange handled screwdriver. The occasional brother, and brother in law. Thats it for tools....

pram
06-19-2012, 02:36 PM
TOW ROPE

3 emergency beers for the tow'e

$20 for the tow'r

ted shred
06-19-2012, 08:43 PM
a phillips, flathead, 1/2,7/16,9/16 wrenches, pliers. allen wrench that fits the thermostat housing. silicone sealer, electrical tape, spare impeller, spare thermostat,spare belt.

02ProstarSammyD
06-19-2012, 09:22 PM
small socket set
adjustable wrenches
allen set
small hack saw
duct tape
misc bolts for misc things (bindings, etc)
zip ties
really sharp knife
bfh
multimeter
spare impeller
extra rope

willyt
06-19-2012, 09:39 PM
hot chicks

so when i do get stuck, its not so bad

02ProstarSammyD
06-19-2012, 09:43 PM
^style points

Scottman
06-20-2012, 01:10 AM
my brother in law is a tool, does that count?

Ha, have one of these myself. I thought it was good when he got his own boat...now I get asked a million questions about it because he has zero mechanical ability :noface:

petermegan
06-20-2012, 08:21 AM
Hot Chicks, I like that, makes it easy to get a tow when you need it.;)

mzimme
06-20-2012, 09:37 AM
Ha, have one of these myself. I thought it was good when he got his own boat...now I get asked a million questions about it because he has zero mechanical ability :noface:

Just be happy your brother talks to you... lots of families hate each other. ;)

Ryan
06-20-2012, 10:51 AM
I'm surprised only one other person listed ZIP ties (rich man's duct tape). I've got a small bag of 10" zip ties
crescent/adj open end wrench
wire cutters
pliers
wire brush for the battery
spare impeller
flat head and philips screwdivers (the two together will get the impeller out)


I used to bring a whole plastic tool box with a nice '89. Then I got my boat to run more reliably and leave most that weight at home. I only pack the big box for long boat trips and keep it in the car. I figure I can always get towed back to the tools. My family of 4 + stuff + BF boom and Air boom add enough weight as it is.