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Cruiser’s Tool Kit—Wrenches

As I explained a few weeks ago, we let all our tools go with our McCurdy and Rhodes cutter, and so I’m now in the process of putting together a whole new kit for our much smaller and lighter J109.

If you did not read that article on the power tools we selected, you may wish to do so now to really understand our selection criteria.

That said, the key takeaway is that we must always guard against putting too much weight on a cruising boat, regardless of size, while still being as sure as is practical that we will have the tool we need when something needs fixing.

In this, and the next few posts in the series, I will share how Phyllis and I are balancing those two conflicting criteria.

Let’s start with wrenches.