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Old 09-07-2015, 07:08 PM   #41
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I wish I had a pair of vicegrip type thingies with bike chain between the 2 arms, for clamping on and adjusting the stern glands Halvorsen thoughtfully positioned under (port) the HW tank and (stbd) the 8D batts. I saw a guy use them once, absolute magic.
Oh, and we once had a guy onboard who was a real tool, he got banned.

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Old 09-07-2015, 07:22 PM   #42
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Originally Posted by BruceK View Post
Oh, and we once had a guy onboard who was a real tool, he got banned.
What did he do, make a pass at your wife?


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Old 09-07-2015, 08:19 PM   #43
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Originally Posted by RT Firefly View Post
Mr. F. Don't limit yourself to having a vice mounted on a horizontal surface. I've seen them mounted on walls and even upside down (the last is a bit of a pain to use but a vice is a vice). Some years ago I bought a 3" bench grinder on sale at HF for $7. Yup, grinder on one side, wire wheel on the other. Has absolutely no "guts" but I've used it for touching up cheap chisels and de-gunking screw threads. Good god it's $29 now! Must have been really some years ago... 3" Mini Tool Grinder/Polisher

Holy Toledo Batman! That's it!! Janice and I could do well with that I bet. Even with low power, I still would be great for what I need it for.

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Old 09-07-2015, 08:38 PM   #44
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Originally Posted by caltexflanc View Post
90% of the time I just used my set of stubby Gear wrenches.
I agree. A set of stubby wrenches are priceless in a tight engine space.
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Old 09-14-2015, 09:00 AM   #45
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Two items I use a lot and not previously mentioned: 1) Straight cut aviation snips, and 2) butane "micro-torch".

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