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Old 01-28-2012, 03:11 PM   #21
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Mini Maglites in holsters at wheelhouse doors and engineroom access. Multitool in holster by door closest to helm.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #22
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For flashlight backup I picked up a couple of wind-up LED units for $10.00 each. No dead batteries to worry about, and any over the side incidents are not a deep financial loss.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:26 PM   #23
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For flashlight backup I picked up a couple of wind-up LED units for $10.00 each. No dead batteries to worry about, and any over the side incidents are not a deep financial loss.
*Yes the batteries die. I have an LL Bean wind up. Didn't use it for about a year. Now it pretty much only stays lit while you're cranking. After maybe 3 minutes solid cranking it might stay on 10 seconds.

I think you need to use them regularly to keep them going.

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Old 01-29-2012, 06:13 PM   #24
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For flashlight backup I picked up a couple of wind-up LED units for $10.00 each. No dead batteries to worry about, and any over the side incidents are not a deep financial loss.
*Yes the batteries die. I have an LL Bean wind up. Didn't use it for about a year. Now it pretty much only stays lit while you're cranking. After maybe 3 minutes solid cranking it might stay on 10 seconds.

I think you need to use them regularly to keep them going.

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*Good to know. I keep losing them before the batteries degrade!
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:04 PM   #25
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- If the dock staff tells you to tie a certain way, listen to them; they know the area better than you do (in most cases)

- Find out where the commercial boats fuel up and call them on the VHF to see if you can also get $.45 / gallon cheaper fuel.* And another $.10 for cash.

- Auto parts stores are much cheaper than WestMarine for much of the stuff you need.
*All true for the most part. *I was going into Charleston City Marina, and the person told me to set up for a port side tie. *When we got inside that put a 2 1/2 knot tidal current on our stern. *There was just enough room for our single screw boat. *The current was on our stern. *The boat also backed to starboard. *It was difficult to say the least. *We got her in, and a spring *line to the dock. *We had to quickly kick the stern to srarboard by turning the wheel away and forward gear on the spring line. *I was not happy. *The next time they did the same thing. *I tooki a careful look at the situation, and set up with the current on the bow.

The point being that even a popular place like Charleston can give you the wrong direction for your boat. *You are the captain, and any damage is your responsibility. *Just double check the situation if there is any question.*

*Like I said, listen to what they say , but not all the time.* The girl giving the docking instructions in Charleston must have been about 25 years old.* She was aware of which way the current was running, but nothing more than that.** They instructed me to go bow in port side tie, but I could have easily done a starboard stern in tie.*

My comment was that you should listen and talk to them, and then make up your own mind.* In particular, I remember Beaufort SC where they gave me good instructions, and because of that I did not crash.

Thunderbolt was another good example, and in Florida it seemed like most of they guys at the municipal marinas all knew their stuff.* The lady in Brunswick GA will tear you an new one if you don't dock according to her explicit intructions.*
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We keep a loose round fender handy when leaving or coming into a dock. If the aft section of the hull is about to kiss the dock as you turn away from a side tie, the crew can put it between the hull and the piling, float or pier. My fishboat friend calls the fender the ''rover"
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:31 PM   #27
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oops - that was not an power system tip, sorry*
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #28
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My comment was that you should listen and talk to them, and then make up your own mind.* In particular, I remember Beaufort SC where they gave me good instructions, and because of that I did not crash.



On the other hand while docking in Beaufort. SC, the dockmaster told me to come inside the T dock with a port side tie. I came around a huge Nordhavn tied near the end to a current pushing my stern. I kicked it over, and had a spring line put ashore. The dockmaster took the spring line forward which caused it to be of no affect. I had to run back to the wheel and slam the engines in reverse. We got the spring line relocated, and tied up with no damage. Sometimes these guys just don't know or have their heads into it. That one didn't get a tip.

Marilyn, the dockmaster at Naples Sailing and Yacht Club, is one of the best. She will not bring you into the harbor until she apprises you of the entire situation. She will tell you all about the assigned slip and all lines and fenders to have set. Then she will be there to take the line she said to put ashore first. There are few as good as she. James Hester at the Morehead City Yacht Basin was about as good, but he has passed away.

The tip here is to never shut your engine off until the vessel is secured in the slip or to the dock.


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Old 02-07-2012, 09:48 AM   #29
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I have a large set of "good " tools in 3 heavy tool boxes in the aft cabin. I bought a couple of small, inexpensive, multi bit screw driver set and a small socket set plus a small crescent, one each for the flying bridge and one for the engine room.
I can do about 90 % of the jobs with the small sets which are right on hand, saves from lugging the big kits around.
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:10 AM   #30
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One of the handiest tools on the boat is a Yankee screw driver. It is great for drilling small holes and has interchangeable bits. Saves getting out a lot of bulky tools including a drill. It also drives a screw quickly.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #31
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We keep a pack of disposable diapers onboard, highly absorbent for mopping up,useful working on fuel systems,oil changes etc, (perhaps even for those difficult moments on board which may necessitate a change of underwear). BruceK
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #32
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One of the handiest tools on the boat is a Yankee screw driver.

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I'm going to make a guess that anyone younger than 65 years old has absolutely no idea what you're talking about.* :wink:
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One of the handiest tools on the boat is a Yankee screw driver.

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I'm going to make a guess that anyone younger than 65 years old has absolutely no idea what you're talking about.* :wink:

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*Lower that by 10!

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One of the handiest tools on the boat is a Yankee screw driver.

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I'm going to make a guess that anyone younger than 65 years old has absolutely no idea what you're talking about.* :wink:

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*Lower that by 10!

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One of the handiest tools on the boat is a Yankee screw driver.

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I'm going to make a guess that anyone younger than 65 years old has absolutely no idea what you're talking about.* :wink:
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*Is that one of those old fashioned push on the end and that funny looking helix center portion makes the screwdriver bit turn thingys?*Often with purple colored wood*handle? Changeable bits and if you ever use a straight bit it's guaranteed to slide off the screw and gouge into your woodwork causing 4 hours more work than a regular screwdriver would?

I've never seen one and don't know what they are. Good call on the age, I'm 54, so I won't know about them until next year.

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One of the handiest tools on the boat is a Yankee screwdriver
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*Unsurprisingly, quite unknown in Australia. Will it make coffee and toast?* Moonstuck having not leapt to its defence, is it a non-existent teaser? How about posting a photo.

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I use puppy training pads about 2'x2' they have an absorbent pad and a waterproof layer on the bottom Place it under the water pump when doing impeller shanges or other chores where I know water will spill.


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Here you go.* Pushing down on the screwdriver causes the shaft to rotate.* The selector switch or slide determines the direction of rotation.

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Those were popular before they came out with those newfangled electric drills!

I've used them and yes, the bit would wander off the screw head and ruin your work.* As for drilling holes, they were slightly better than an ice pick and a pair of heavy pliers.

As with any tool though, you have to learn to use it properly and I suppose they are fine in the hands of someone who has used them for a while.

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Hey!!! *didn't Elwood Blues use it to open that elevator controll panel.

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