View Full Version : A Shop On A Boat

04-20-2010, 01:18 AM
I would like to hear what others have on their boats for tools and shop capability.

Let's keep the size of the boat/tool capability something a person and not a company would have.



The Artful Bodger
04-20-2010, 04:26 AM
I sailed right across the Pacific once on a small sloop and we found the small boat environment is suited to hand tools only!:p Good hand tools packed in something to protect against the never ceasing attack from rust and corrosion. We wrapped our tools in oil soaked towels and the screws and bolts etc were in plastic bottles with another dash of oil.

I repaired the radio once using a simple copper soldering bolt/iron heated on the Primus stove.

So my advice is simple basic hand tools protected against the sea air.

04-20-2010, 04:31 AM
Now I see why you wanted collapsible gantry ideas.........LOL

Jib crane mast???????

04-20-2010, 05:08 AM
Now I see why you wanted collapsible gantry ideas.........LOL

Jib crane mast???????



Loading a 22" x 6" flywheel for a Gardner 2L2 engine back into 'its' boat yesterday after machining for a starter ring gear. It's a bolt-on ring, which will go on in the boat.
No I didn't machine it in a 'shop on a boat', the boat with the electric hoist is one which I'm gradually converting from a fire-damaged insurance write-off to be a general-purpose work boat which will include a small engine workshop area - just a bit of bench space really.


04-20-2010, 06:47 AM
The longboats I see.........now that would definately be on my to do list on a visit..........nice job in cramped quarters.