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    Bare Minimum Tool Box?

    Opinions? If you're skiing solo, or w/ friend or two, and looking to cover 100 to 150 miles, what would you consider your most important tools to bring. Of course, there is the under the seat stock tool pack, and the 3 spare spark plugs, but is that enough for most common "issues" on the water. What else is the one most important tool you don't leave the ramp without? (Besides a cell phone...)


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    Extra batteries for the GPS
    Zip Ties
    Large, long screwdriver 12-14 inches -- for unjaming stuff in the intake area (weeds, sticks ect)
    Cheapie razor knife-- the kind with the snap of blades

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    Have look in the Safety section.

    There are some good threads on what to consider. Look for the long distance threads.

    In addition to gear for the machine, also think about gear for the rider, communications gear and float plans, backup get-out-of-trouble options.

    I wouldn't think of this as a 'bare minimum' exercise - more like what are the risks and downsides, and what can I do, or carry, to minimize those risks and downsides?

    http://www.greenhulk.net/forums/show...on#post1012266

    VHF radio is a good thing to carry.
    I like the Standard Horizon HX850S

    There are plenty of sobering stories - you don't want to become one.
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    duct tape and extra hose clamps

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    Stick a couple of 10 mm wrenches (small ones) and a crescent wrench in there. Get some spare stainless steel bolts and nuts for the steering cable along with some clamps and tape. Nylon cord and tow rope. A signaling mirror in case all your batteries are shot and even a flare gun. Don't forget a first aid kit. Wal-mart sells a few good ones over in the medicine section. Put your cell phone etc. in zip lock baggies (good ones). And stick a good bright flashlight or headlamp of the led variety with spare batteries in there in case you get stuck out in the dark. I also have a collapsible oar just in case I go up the creek.

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    Lots of good beta, guys. Thanks for the info. I always carry duct tape and have the flare guns (I think that would work on a curious large alligator also...). The rest will find a way in the storage bin. Thanks again.

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    x2 on the oars, zip ties, and razor knife. On one of my 2 strokes I once zip tied the two carb linkage arms together when the linkage arm broke.

    I carry glo-sticks 2 per ski... you can get them dirt cheap at wal-mart. they even come with a little red cord you can use to hang the stick from your neck!!


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