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#11844618 - 09/23/16 08:23 AM Tool bag for boat
BeardedBanker Offline

Registered: 01/06/13
Posts: 489
Loc: Queen City, TX
Putting together set of tools that I might need in boat. Anything you guys recommend other than ratchet set, screwdrivers, and electrical tape?

#11844654 - 09/23/16 08:36 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Matt Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 698
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
I would add spare fuses. Different electrical connectors and crimping tool. Also a BIG flat head screwdriver Incase your trim gets stuck down.
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#11844658 - 09/23/16 08:38 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
shotgunwilly Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 686
Extra Spark Plugs(and socket to change them), wire, extra bulb for navigation lights..

#11844661 - 09/23/16 08:40 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Cast Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 07/31/12
Posts: 4121
Loc: North Texas - God's Country
Duct tape, paracord and a pistol. Good pliers, hook cutter dikes, strong needle nose pliers.

#11844662 - 09/23/16 08:41 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 5095
Loc: The Colony, TX
Prop wrench, may want some wrenches to go with the ratchet set for tight locations.
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#11844701 - 09/23/16 08:59 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Donald Harper Offline
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Registered: 01/25/08
Posts: 12064
Loc: Justin, TX.
Stainless Steel plastic lock nuts, bolts and screws in various sizes. Package of zip ties. Battery tester. Set of wheel bearings, seals and races with tools to do the job on the road if you travel a lot. That would be: heavy file, med. size puller, tub of grease, hand cleaner, hammer, wood block, shop towels. These items are kept in the truck tool box. A spare hub with all this already loaded inside it is nice. Just bolt it on and you are ready to go.

I have a spare Belg. pump with gator clips and 5 ft. hose attached just in case I get caught in another situation where the pumps quit working in a storm. Also carry spare trolling motor prop, shear pin and nut.
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#11844704 - 09/23/16 09:00 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Outdoordude Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 1951
Jumper cables if you don't already have some in another compartment.

#11844780 - 09/23/16 09:33 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Andrew Y'Barbo Offline
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Registered: 06/25/12
Posts: 1077
Loc: Lufkin Texas
I carry spare engine bolts. Long ones from jackplate to hull then short ones for motor to jackplate. I also carry a heavy duty ratchet strap. With the strap I can help lift my engine towards the boat by hooking to the transom eyes or seat post ect. Also carry a thermal blanket and fire starting equipment for fishing in the winter.

#11844833 - 09/23/16 09:56 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
nitroslim Offline
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Registered: 06/30/07
Posts: 1554
Loc: Ft. worth
jumper cables. You can jump off of the trolling batteries if you have to.

#11844882 - 09/23/16 10:12 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: Outdoordude]
CoachCBA Offline
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Registered: 07/10/10
Posts: 5155
Loc: Whitehouse, TX
Originally Posted By: Outdoordude
Jumper cables if you don't already have some in another compartment.

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#11844907 - 09/23/16 10:21 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
EastTexasBassin Online   content
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/15/09
Posts: 783
Loc: Lake Ray Hubbard
Responses so far pretty much covered everything I bring. Only things I would add would be a spare trailer winch handle and a spare set of plugs/sockets for your trailer light connections. Those can be kept in the truck though

#11844971 - 09/23/16 10:53 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
the skipper Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 1778
Loc: nederland, TX
Tow rope.

#11844993 - 09/23/16 11:08 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Evan O'Brien Offline
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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 9300
Loc: Lake Fork, TX
If you have a hot foot it's a good idea to carry an extra spring or you can be idling for a while!

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#11845038 - 09/23/16 11:47 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
Ted Martin Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/26/05
Posts: 1144
Loc: Dallas, TX
spare light bulbs, extra shear pin for TM, voltmeter / continuity tester, if you drive an old boat get an extra trim relay they will go eventually and could end your day if you don't have a replacement handy, its a small, cheap part and 30-second fix if you have one onboard.

+ everything d harper mentioned for the trailer. its nice to know you can do an axle-out rebuild on the side of the road if you have to, it could turn a situation from a wasted day to just a pain in the azz. throw in a bar for extra torque in case you get a seized lug nut that won't respond to a 4-way. oh yeah you will need a roll of paper towels handy if you have to replace bearings/seals on the road.

and a roll of duct tape. if you can't fix it with duct tape, you aren't using enough duct tape.

#11845044 - 09/23/16 11:50 AM Re: Tool bag for boat [Re: BeardedBanker]
SkeeterDon Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/18/05
Posts: 4070
Loc: Pflugerville, TX
This topic comes up every now and then: Here is my list:

While it may not all be in the boat, others can be in the truck

*Fire Extinguisher (Required)
*PFD's (Required)
*Registration (Required)
*Throwable PFD (Required)
*Whistle or Horn (Required)
4-Way Tire Tool
Allergy Medicine
Baby Wipes
Boat Oil
Camera Batteries
Cell Phone
Contact Solution
Dikes (Wire Cutters)
Duct Tape
Electrical Tape
Extra Cotter Pins for Prop
Extra Set of clothes (for time of year)
Extra Trolling Motor Mounting Expansion Bolts
Extra Trolling Motor Prop
Extra Trolling Motor Prop Nut
Extra Trolling Motor Prop Shear Pin
Extra Trolling Motor Rope
First Aid Kit
Flare Gun
Food (Non Perishable)
Fuses (Assortment Buss and other)
Grease Gun
Hand Sanitizer
Hide a Key for Truck (locked out at boat ramp)
Hose Clamps
Jack (Check to make sure jack will fit under trailer)
Jumper Cables
Phone Charger
Prop Lock
Prop Wrench
Rain Gear
Rear Running Light
Screwdriver-Phillips & Flat (small and large)
Sharp Knife
Small Wire Brush
Spare Boat Key
Spare Boat Plug
Spare bulbs (Anchor/Navigation)
Spare Prop or Spare Hub Kit
Spare Storage Box Key
Spare Wheal Bearings
Stripping/Crimping Pliers
Sun Glasses
Super Glue (For deeper cuts, works very nice)
Trim Solenoid
Wire Connectors
Wrenches (Open End)
Zip Ties
Ziploc Bags

Edited by SkeeterDon (09/23/16 11:51 AM)
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