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Handy Little Things to Have on Board

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by SeaLion, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. SeaLion

    SeaLion Senior Member

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    I keep a few boxes of alcohol wipes, pre-needle stick type, on board. (Costco like 400 for $10) Great for cleaning small things like electrical connections, battery contacts after a leaky AA, o-rings, stains on ultraleather and plastics, smartphone screens, and many other alcohol-resistant things. They also belong in the first aid kit, for cleaning boo-boos.
  2. f3504x4ps

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    I keep Buggies dippy wipes, they are great for cleaning grease off your hands and anything for that matter and are not harsh on skin, leather, vinyl or fabric. Keep a container in every vehicle and boat. Used them when we used to race ATV's
  3. Capt Ralph

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    Flask of rum. Medicinal of course.
  4. SeaLion

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    Ralph, don't get me started on drunks and boats...
  5. Capt Ralph

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    Drunks, boats, cars. None of these go together.
    But back at the dock, spelling old fishing tales, you sometimes need a lil help explaining how big the big-un was that got away.:):)
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    Enhances the tale....:):)
  7. Capt Ralph

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    Back to the O P.
    Supper Glue Gell.
    In the tool box and the first aid kit.
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    wdrzal Senior Member

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    I take it that also goes for the Rum also.

    I was going to ask how rum burnt in the diesels but I'm pretty sure you would paddle home before wasting any of the precious resource.
  9. Capt Ralph

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    Ole Detroits can burn anything.
    But you are correct, we have to save the rum for medicinal use.
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    Besides duct tape and zip ties? :)
  11. Capt Ralph

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    AH, Mother-in-law tools. To keep the ballast secured & quiet in one place.
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    Don't forget coat hangers.
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    I like the 2 gallon size zip lock freezer bags.

    Love my Imalent R90C 20,000 lumens flashlight.

    Love my Nikon StabilEyes Waterproof 14x40 binoculars.
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    But don't hang your clothes on them. Rust stains, eventually.
    Seizing wire and THIS tool is incredible, but may not work with a wire coat hanger.
    When on deliveries, it's crazy glue one-use packs, zip ties, and 2" blue masking tape. The crazy glue tip comes from a buddy that has needed to fix his glasses, the 2" inch tape is because NO boat has door and cabinet latches that all work. The zip ties just to have, I guess. Haven't used any lately. Fortunately.
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    But does it have an eyeball at the end?
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    No eyeball but they do make them with a little LED on the end.
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    What about fresh AAA batteries and a fresh hands-free LED head lamp to see what your doing while in the depths of your boat? Mine is always ready to go...
  19. SeaLion

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    I also have the magnetic version of the grabber tool. Not good for dropped stainless screws though.
  20. T.K.

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    I keep a roll of heavy duty double sided adhesive tape onboard.