A bit over a year ago I wrote about buying all new tools after letting our old ones go when we sold our McCurdy and Rhodes 56.
In those chapters in our Maintaining a Cruising Boat Online Book, I covered the wrenches and power tools we bought, and over the last few months I have written about other tools in our Tips, Tricks and Thoughts area.
Now, after a year and a half of using these tools on extensive projects while refitting our new-to-us J/109, I'm going to, as promised, report on how this has worked out and, while I'm at it, cover fastener-driving tools.
As you read this, remember that the goal of my tool-acquisition project was to be able to manage most tasks on a cruising boat with the minimum weight and volume of tools.
So those of you with large boats, or who go to remote places (like we used to) where having every tool we might need gets a lot more important, will need to add some specialized and boat-specific tools to this kit.
And these chapters will be of particular use to prospective Adventure 40 owners since, even though you will have those great storage bays, loading them up with too many heavy tools would be a horrible mistake, as so doing would contribute to ruining the boat's sparkling performance.
Let's dig in.