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Old 09-04-2017, 09:57 AM   #1
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Made a tool tote from old 5 gallon gas can

Can had a cracked top, so I cut it off.
Then used a nylon rope for a handle.
Just drilled small hole and a knot in the rope.
Being rectangular, and deep it also does well as a wash bucket.
I have been toting it around a while.



My cat just had to be there.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:39 PM   #2
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Great idea...

If y'all ever go up a mast on a sailboat having a second tote or bag makes retrieving stuff you forgot much easier incidentally.

Yours being square is super. It will fit in corners much better than a round tub. Thanks for the idea.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:59 PM   #3
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...My cat just had to be there.

Well? Take the tools out so the cat can use it!
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:46 PM   #4
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Well? Take the tools out so the cat can use it!
LOL I wonder if he finds out the cat did...
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:54 PM   #5
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That cat loves boxes.
Another use, pet storage carrier.
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Great idea Mate. Thanks for sharing.


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Old 09-05-2017, 06:44 AM   #7
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The plastic on these cans is plenty thick to take the abuse.
About 3 times the thickness of a cheap plastic round bucket.
It is more like the thickness of a horse water bucket, about 1/8 inch thick.

The rope makes an easy to use handle. I like how it also works as a scrub bucket when I wash the boat. The can I used was flat sided, really an ideal shape being rectangular.

I see these tossed out, this one was thrown away too.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:45 PM   #8
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We had a cat at home for years. My wife would buy cat litter in large rectangular plastic containers. They were fantastic on the boat. Being rectangular they stored well. They had a lid and would stack well. They had a handle on them making them easy to carry (did use them to send stuff I had forgotten up the mast on my sailboat).

Fortunately, the cat died. Unfortunately, there went my continued supply of these useful buckets.
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Old 09-21-2017, 06:41 PM   #9
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I improved the handle. It was digging into my hand when heavily loaded.
I cut section of grey plastic 3/4 conduit and slipped it onto the rope.
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I think Home Depot sells a canvas apron for a 5 gallon bucket that makes it a very handy tool caddy.....I'll look for a picture....
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I think Home Depot sells a canvas apron for a 5 gallon bucket that makes it a very handy tool caddy.....I'll look for a picture....
I've got one of those at home. Very handy indeed.
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Get a cat. Not a catamaran, a real cat. Buy cat litter that comes in buckets. You'll soon have a large collection of useful square buckets.
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Our small boat is a catamaran. I forget where I got it but I have one of those cat litter boxes with the hinged lid. I screwed the chartplotter to the lid, have the battery inside, and a small solar trickle charger on the hinged part of the lid. I'll have to post a photo next I'm there. It's also handy for the handheld radio and other small boat goodies that you don't want to grow legs.

theres some pun here re: catamaran, cat litter.....cant think of anything. I guess the cats got my tounge

When we go to take the boat out, you just grab lifejackets, grab the bucket, and you're ready to roll - all required safety gear included.

hooray for buckets!
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