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    Default Whats in your tool box?

    I just got a new outboard jet boat and wanted a list of what I should carry as tools and spare parts.
    any help would be appriated if this was covered I couldn't find it so if you have a link that would be great.
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    Default Tool suggestions

    I carry general engine tools including a test light and what is needed to remove the jet unit foot, impeller and water pump. A good file for cleaning up jet impeller. Spare waterpump impeller. A selection of tie wraps. Mechanic wire, duct tape and electrical tape. NEW spark plugs. A can of Corrosion X is handy also.

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    Enough tools to take the basics apart - screw drivers, combo wreches, 3/8 deep socket set, cresent wrench, pliers, files, ect. A extra impeller, a extra sleeve, a impeller nut, impeller washers & several extra keys. A extra water pump (either the one it just took out or a new one). Extra spark plugs. Some rope to pull start the motor if needed. Zip ties and electrical tape. A flash light. A little grease & some WD40.

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    Add to that tool box a wax toilet bowl ring. Take it out of the box and put it in a plastic food container or similar. This is the best leak sealer there is on aluminum boats. Of course, if you don't ever plan to hit any rocks, there's no need.......

    No, I didn't come up with this. I got it from an older and wiser river boat driver. He's cranky too but well adjusted to it.

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    I also carry a set of metric sockets and end wrenches. It always seem when you tear into some thing, some where there is going to be a metric bolt or nut. Allen and torix wrenches also.
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    The piece of wire is one of the most valuable things to carry up here. The glaciel silt really can clog em up if your running skinny water.

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    take your shop repair manual with you

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    Extra beer, cause I can't fix anything and I might as well be happy waiting for a tow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akstickkiller View Post
    I just got a new outboard jet boat and wanted a list of what I should carry as tools and spare parts.
    any help would be appriated if this was covered I couldn't find it so if you have a link that would be great.
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    What I have started doing is only using the tools in the boat when working on anything. If I need something that I don't have I add it and leave it in the tool box. That is in addition to the standard electrical tools.

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    Don't forget a large flat head screwdriver and a hammer for getting those stuck rocks out of the jet foot grate.

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    +1 to what Tolman said, And the rest all good.. I would go one further than that, take it apart for grins in the driveway, Better there to lean how and for what you may need than at midnight with a flashlight in your mouth,Bugs biting, Everybody talked about tools, Mean wood rasp, to file the impellor.. I would also bring the spare parts for the repairs, you might have to make. Basic stuff Plugs, Fuel fiter, water pump kit. impellor, sleeve.Few of the bolts that hold this stuff together, cotter keys, case drop one in the water.

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    Your wife to remind you how to do things

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    I always toss in an extra boat plug. Also another item I notice that most were missing is fuel connectors for both the tank and motor ends of the line. Also an extra squeeze bulb for the fuel line can save the day as well.

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    And always bring along spare fuses, some wire and connectors

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    Quote Originally Posted by propgrinder View Post
    No, I didn't come up with this. I got it from an older and wiser river boat driver. He's cranky too but well adjusted to it.
    Thats hilarious -- now should I point him to your post

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    Ken's plan is brilliant, and there are some items I need to add.

    I currently have a pair of channel locks, vice grips, crescent wrench, 4 in 1 screwdriver, wire strippers/crimpers, epoxy putty, drywall screws, some 1/4" plywood, spare fuses, safety wire, spare propellers, spare water pump, spare prop nut/washer, spare fuel filter and filter wrench, cable ties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Limetrude View Post
    Thats hilarious -- now should I point him to your post

    Been jumping many ice burgs this spring yet?
    Of course you can point him to my post. Heck, he's probably already seen it!

    Didn't jump any ice bergs...couldn't find a boat launch that was clear when the pan ice was coming down.

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    Post My Comprehensive Checklist

    Figured I would add my checklist here so maybe someone else can get some use out of, keep in mind I drive a Go-devil, not a jet, so there are some things I am sure I don't have, but I think this is a good start (all fits in a 26 inch long toolbox that sits back by the transom...) I apologize if this seems anal or too detailed, again its just MY checklist before heading off on a few hundred miles of nothing to nowhere...

    Oh, and propgrinder, I was too busy trying to finish all my spring cleanup to chase any icebergs this spring . This weekend will be taking some time to play on the rivers though, hope to find some fishies!

    My Checklist

    10W30 Oil
    Handsaw blade
    large wire brush
    Duct tape
    Electrical Tape
    Wax Toilet Rings
    small grease tubes
    WD40 Can
    small grease gun
    Paracord
    3/8 drive spark plug sockets
    Crescent wrench on string
    Hammer
    Al brazing rods
    bronze flux coated welding rods
    metric allen wrenches
    1 1/4 Box Wrench
    1 1/16 Box Wrench
    Pliers
    needlenose pliers
    flat file
    10-15mm box wrenches
    3/8 drive sockets
    screwdriver with varied bits
    3/8 drive ratchet
    short extensions 3/8 dr
    3/8 dr uni joint
    3/8 dr 12mm socket
    3/8 dr 10 mm socket
    exhuast wrap
    Mini wire brushes
    Funnel
    8 inch cable ties
    spare boat plugs
    feeler gages
    sheetrock knife
    sheetrock knife blades
    1/2 inch hose clamps
    1 inch hose clamps
    2 inch hose clamps
    tube red loktite
    3/4 die
    5/32 rattail file
    7/32 rattail file
    half round file
    gojo hand cleaner
    3M 5200 caulk
    aerosol nozzle
    NGK BPR6ES Spark Plugs
    NGK BPR7ES Spark Plugs
    NGK BPR8ES Spark Plugs
    Ultra Black RTV Sealant
    spark plug gapping tool
    caulking nozzle
    spare bolts, washers, nuts
    1/4 inch fuel hose
    2 part epoxy tubes
    spare prop
    rag
    fuel line clamp
    can octane boost
    can mapp gas
    mapp gas torch
    big crowbar
    hot melt aluminum epoxy
    hacksaw
    bowsaw
    starting fluid
    carb cleaner
    earplugs
    nitrile gloves

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    Default Great lists but you all forgot....

    "for what you may need than at midnight with a flashlight in your mouth"

    ALWAYS BRING A HEADLAMP!

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    Default Alutiiq tool kit

    sledge hammer and vise grip. Just kidding! take as many as your boat can carry.
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