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    Joe
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    Tool Kit for the Truck and/or water?

    First of all, thanks for all the info you all so graciously provide. I bought an '06 RXP off of Supercharged/IC yesterday and the questions I asked and things I looked for (during my search for the RIGHT ski) came from the tips and instruction I read here, so a big THANK YOU!!!

    Now to my question.

    I am looking to put a tool bag together to take SKIING with me, and wondered if I could get a brief from some of you with more experience as to what I should put in the BAG!

    *Disclaimer:
    I did hit the search button, I did not read through every thread that came up but I did read through the titles of the threads and none that I read said "Tool, Bag, Kit" or the such.

    Thanks in advance,
    1IH


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    The ski's have taken a "backseat" to the Corvette DarthAWM's Avatar
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    I have 3 drawer portable tool box that I take in the truck with me. Here is what I have in it

    E-Torx socket set(3/8 drive)
    Metric Hex key socket set(1/2 drive)
    Metric hex set (allen wrenches)
    Torx soket set(3/8 drive)
    Metric socket set(1/2 drive)
    Metric Socket set(3/8 drive)
    Metric socket set(1/4 drive)
    Deep Metric Socket Set(1/2) drive
    1/2 ratchet
    3/8 ratchet
    1/4 ratchet
    Metric combo wrench set(open end/box end)
    Crescent wrench
    Assorted Screw Drivers
    Magnetic retrival tool
    Mechanics extendable mirror
    Rags
    Homemade pop off tester(for two stroke carbs)

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    Joe
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    Darth,
    I am heading to Sears tomorrow. Thank you!
    1IH

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    The ski's have taken a "backseat" to the Corvette DarthAWM's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyedHito View Post
    Darth,
    I am heading to Sears tomorrow. Thank you!
    1IH
    When you get the Hex key socket set look for one with a 12mm, you will need it if you ever swap impellers.
    And I also forgot to mention the Sloas impeller tool, also needed for the prop swap.

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    Joe
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    ummm...not thinking that Sears will have Solas Impleller tool. I take it 4-tec for that?
    1IH

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    The follow is a list of tools that should be carried in your ski at all times.

    17mm deep socket (3/8 drive)
    12" extension, or 2-6" extension (3/8 drive)
    3/8 ratchet
    10mm wrench
    10mm ratchet wrench
    hose pincher

    These tools are required to remove the pump if you suck up something.

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    As far as tools to take in the truck, I go for over-kill. I take almost everything that will fit. Did I say truck? I mean my girly Lexus suv rx300. Ok, Ok, when you stop laughing I'll continue..................so the Mirage is a light boat, and the Rxp weighs less....the Lexus does OK.
    In the ski I have a compact set of jumper cables that roll up into a small nylon bag, a stainless crecent wrench, stainless 6-in-1 screw driver, stainless needle nose pliers and channel locks; also a stainless folding knife. I have 2 dock length ropes and a tow rope; also several stainless carabeaners.(spelling)
    Have something to pinch off the inner cooler/exhaust water line in case you have to be towed in, or put an inline ball cock valve.
    I also have an anchor bag and sm. plastic shovel so if i need to make an impromptu anchor it's there. I've only needed this stuff personaly a couple of times, but it seems that I'm loaning it to others frequently Can't have too many friends!
    Congratulations on your new purchase.....enjoy

    OBJ

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    Joe
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    Off I Go...

    Gents I thank you for the direction. Tool shopping I go.

    Thanks again.
    1IH

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    Joe
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    Hose Pincher

    Having trouble locating the Hose Pincher here locally, would a pair of long nose Vise Grips work for this also?
    Thanks again,
    1IH


    Quote Originally Posted by cbrich View Post
    The follow is a list of tools that should be carried in your ski at all times.

    17mm deep socket (3/8 drive)
    12" extension, or 2-6" extension (3/8 drive)
    3/8 ratchet
    10mm wrench
    10mm ratchet wrench
    hose pincher

    These tools are required to remove the pump if you suck up something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyedHito View Post
    Having trouble locating the Hose Pincher here locally, would a pair of long nose Vise Grips work for this also?
    Thanks again,
    1IH
    Actually I got the Lisle hose pincher #22850 from O'Reilly Auto

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