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Online Danno

Tool Box Recommendations
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:14:11 AM »
It's time for me to start putting some tools in the Chaser. What do you suggest for a tool box? I'm thinking something soft-sided so it doesn't slide around in the cuddy.
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Online Fisherdv

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2019, 10:17:43 AM »
I use one of those orange, water tight marine boxes. You could add some small rubber feet so it doesn’t slide around. I also have some Craftsman wrenches that come in the rollable canvas case.
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Offline Rokefin

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 11:30:15 AM »
I also like the soft sided bags. Fortunately we end up with some extra power tool bags from work and I use them as tool bags. The bags are heavy duty and make great bags for holding lead weights.
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Offline J Chaser

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 11:40:40 AM »
I use a small Rubbermaid tote. It sits on the little shelf behind the porta-potty space, with my spare prop.

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Offline AJFishin

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 01:53:17 PM »
2 years ago I bought a Harbor Freight 12" tool bag, one they always sell for like $6. I used to have it in the cuddy, but moved it next to the battery to have extra room in the cuddy.  In it, I have my old motorcycle tool kit, which is nice because everything is a little smaller, along with a few other tools.
It's held up well.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 02:01:52 PM by AJFishin »
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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 02:06:16 PM »
Soft sided needs to be waterproof....or your tools should be in watertight containers with Silica Gel.

I put my hooks, swivels etc in clear snap shut waterproof containers. I save the silica pouches from Seaweed Snacks, Beef Jerky, etc. and put them in with the hooks. Works great to keep stuff like new. The hooks I use are $1.00 each.

Cheapo alternative....Put some 5200 on the bottom of an ammo box.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 02:11:32 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 03:10:35 PM »
I use these......one for tools, one for safety equipment. Water tight.

https://www.amazon.com/Plano-131252-Storage-Emergency-Marine/dp/B009YSFT7S/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?keywords=plano+storage+box&qid=1565731019&s=gateway&sprefix=plano+&sr=8-6

I think I will need to pick one of those up for my flares. My Orion case cracked and they're expensive to replace.
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Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 03:30:09 PM »
A 12"lx9"wx6" deep plastic box with snap on lid works fine sitting on a cushion...  If course I have now upgraded from flares to the electronic flare so nothing fits any more.  But you get the idea...  K.I.S.S. works well

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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2019, 03:54:34 PM »
Not orange...but sometimes you get a 20% off coupon.



« Last Edit: August 13, 2019, 03:58:11 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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Offline Peddler

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 06:36:13 PM »
I too use one of those plastic Ammo can boxes. I have assorted screwdrivers, adjustable wrenches, deep sockets, 12v test light, assorted pliers, wire stripper/crimper, hammer, etc. I always use my on-board tool kit when performing the typical maintenance and minor repairs on the boat, even if at home. This way, if I find I’m missing something, I can add it to the kit.


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Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 07:04:50 PM »

...I always use my on-board tool kit when performing the typical maintenance and minor repairs on the boat, even if at home. This way, if I find I’m missing something, I can add it to the kit.


Awesome Idea right there!
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Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Offline rasslingref

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 10:32:35 PM »

I use those ammo boxes for all my Halibut and bottom fishing. They hold many pounds of lead. Harbor Freight has sells and I paid $2.99 each.


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Offline Croaker Stroker

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 10:35:32 PM »


I leave all my tools at home and buy BoatUS towing insurance.
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Offline rasslingref

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2019, 10:39:26 PM »


I leave all my tools at home and buy BoatUS towing insurance.
Hehe


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Online Danno

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2019, 11:04:05 PM »

I leave all my tools at home and buy BoatUS towing insurance.


I won’t leave the bay without a modest set of tools but my backup is BoatUS tow insurance which I have already purchased. You
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1998 19' Sea Ranger (2003 to 2008)

Lures are designed to catch fishermen not fish.

Offline Arimadrifter

Re: Tool Box Recommendations
« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2019, 06:34:48 AM »
Hard plastic ammo box works great.
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