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What kind of tools do you carry in your boat , i don't wanta carry more than i need ? GodBless & Thanks

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Needle nose plier

Vise-Grips

Crescent or Channel Lock wrench

120gt Sandpaper

Wire Brush

Terminal cleaner

Screwdivers

Hammer

Prop wrench

Fuses

Extra Cotter pins for the prop

Replacement Bulbs

Lighter

Heat shrink connectors

Heat shrink terminals

WD_40

Duct Tape

Electical Tape

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32 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Needle nose plier

Vise-Grips

Crescent or Channel Lock wrench

120gt Sandpaper

Wire Brush

Terminal cleaner

Screwdivers

Hammer

Prop wrench

Fuses

Extra Cotter pins for the prop

Replacement Bulbs

Lighter

Heat shrink connectors

Heat shrink terminals

WD_40

Duct Tape

Electical Tape

and if you own an omc motor extra trim relay. also  put em in a dry box  keeps everything dry.

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Good adds.

I'll add jumper cables.  Not that I know anything about jumping the cranker with weak deep cycles, lol.

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I've got fuses, wire pliers, assorted connectors, needle nose, a few screw drivers, pull rope, prop wrench, and some other assorted stuff. I carry my normal tool kit in my vehicle, so I think I've got what I need to get in hopefully. 

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I only carry needlenose pliars for fish. I don't carry any of those tools because I really couldn't do anything to an Evinrude E-Tec to repair it. lol. 

I do have a small tablet sized charger that I bring with it. It can jump my truck or boat. One time before I had it some fisherman had just put their boat in the motor and it wouldn't start. They asked if I had cables or a jumper and I didn't. I do now. It could save your trip.

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If you have hydraulic steering never a bad idea to keep a bottle of fluid in the boat. If you develope a small leak or like my buddy drove 150 miles for a regional and while there somehow one of the fittings on the ram at the motor came loose. Lost all fluid and no one around had any fluid 

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Jumper cables. 

When I'm towing the boat, I have a couple of bottle jacks, chocks, rubber mallet, dead blow hammer and a five pound steel mallet.  I have a set of socket wrenches to make sure that I can change a tire if necessary.  They are in a fish tote beneath the front of the trailer.  Placed there so I cannot forget them.  They go in the back of the truck.

Good thing.  Three or four weeks ago I had a tire that went flat at the ramp.

 

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Music roll. ;)

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The Dead Sea scrolls....lol.

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Tool selection is pretty simple.   Look over your tow vehicle - boat & trailer.   Any fastener which might need to be loosened or tightened, get the correct tool for that.

Then add - a 12 volt compressor - decent jack - jumper cables - battery brush & cleaner - assortment of fuses - towing strap - hand cleaner & hand wipes.  I keep 4 wheel chocks bungeed to my boat trailer in case I need them.  I have a voltage meter in my box of tools I always carry in my truck.    I don't know how to use it very well.    However one time in a motel parking lot a guy was working on his boat while I was sitting nearby swilling a beer and he let out with a string of curses that ended with "the battery on my multi-meter is dead."    I was able to say - " . .  . .want to borrow mine?"

A first aid kit doesn't come under the category of "tools" but you ought to have one.   I have one in my truck and in my boat.   Same goes for fire extinguisher.

An assortment of different tapes is a good idea.   Electrician tape (different colors help)  Duct tape - Gorilla tape.    An assortment of zip ties is a good idea.   Over the years I've needed tiny ones and large heavy duty ones.   Don't forget all the different tips you might need for you screw driver.   You will need blades and phillips and torx and stars and hex and probably some I'm forgetting

Certain issues require a set of tools.   Once in a blue moon, I will break a shear pin on the trolling motor.  Sometimes, depending on how it breaks that can be a challenge to get out and put in a new one.   I have an assortment of vice grips and punches and assorted tools that have aided me in removing shear pins n the past.

Really everyone has to make their own decisions about tools, what is enough and what is too much and even then there is a strong possibility that you won't have the correct tool when you need one.   I have a buddy who won't leave his drive way without a charged battery    drill and a spare battery - and he'll put them on a charger in his motel room when he's traveling.   

Tool paranoia takes many forms.

 

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Got to have all the right tools to change a tire on the way to the lake. I thought I did, but it turned out that my tire iron wouldn't reach the lugs on my trailer. Thankfully the guy I was fishing with had a heavy duty 3/4" socket and some extensions to reach it. 

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