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Old 06-29-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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I am redoing my offshore repair kit, and I am curious as to what all the outboard guys put on their boat for a repair kit? Hubs, oil, hydraulic fluid, etc.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:14 PM   #2
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Trim and steering fluid, hose clamps, sparkplugs and an appropriate marine tool box.

Many more things too of course but...
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Old 06-29-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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Add a 60 cc catheter syringe. If anything blocks a fuel line it will blow it out.
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Add a bag of assorted sized wedges/plugs in case you lose a hose and need to plug it at the through hull, or if a through hull craps out on you.
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TowBoat US, VHF radio and a cell phone.
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Agree with all of the above... here are a few more that do not take up too much space:

Fuses in all sizes... a $1 fuse can blow and ruin elecs for the day

Jumper cables if running multiple batteries/banks

Battery cable ends.... having one on the boat saved our trip this year when we realized we had a bad cable (40 miles out), were able to cut the end (bad section of wire) install another battery connection and keep fishing

Good set of electrical pliers.... never know when one bad connection can ruin a day

Prop cotter pin set incase you have to change out or take off a prop at sea to untangle

set of heavy duty cutters just in case someone gets a hook in their body somewhere and would like to remove etc... again first hand experience with a 4x hook in friends leg

At least one spare belt especially if fishing with Optis on the back... one belt controls the whole motor... again experience was the teacher here, if we would have one it wouldn't have taken 10 hours to limp home on one motor

a basic dive mask just in case you need to jump in and take a look or work on props or transducer that kicked up etc...

Electrical tape.... multiple uses here

I'm sure there are more I'm missing, these are the first that come to mind, add these to a basic tool set and you should be okay and able to tackle small problems at sea
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All good recommendations above & adding:
couple qts of oil.
oil filters.
in-line fuel filters & fuel/water separators (strap wrench/oil filter wrench).
ohm meter.
spare navigation bulbs.
some various lenghts of appropriate gauge marine-gauge wire(s).
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:10 AM   #8
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Dang guys, I'd need another boat to tow behind me just to carry all the extra "necessities". Just kiddin' of course, I agree with most of what has been mentioned, though I just don't have room to carry it all.

I do carry:
1. First aid supplies
2. Multiple sets of pliers/multi-tool
3. Various wrenches, screwdrivers, test light, wire connectors and e-tape
4. Hose clamps and tie-wraps (saved my butt more than a couple times)
5. Extra plugs, spare prop and mounting hdwe.
6. Spare motor oil
7. Fuel filter wrench
8. Assorted spare fuses

I want to get one of these - http://truplug.com/
And, of course Tow Boat membership.

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Duct tape. Bailing wire.
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Old 06-30-2013, 10:22 AM   #10
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I wish I had enough room to store all that....suggested. 270 Outrage has limited space. Unsinkable however, spare VHF (handheld) and a SeaTow membership and, after seeing what I saw yesterday, me arse ain't thinking about jumping in to look at anything.......short of my wife, child, etc..., going overboard.
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