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    Default Tips and tricks for the DIYboat guys

    How about sharing cool tricks you use when working on your boat. I'll start.

    I have a case of the "Drops"...dropping tools and stuff in the bilge where I can see them, but not reach them with-out a pick up tool like those flexable pincher things or a extending magnet deal.

    The other day I dropped a 1/2 drive rachet wrench and the pincher or magnet would not pick it up, too heavy (note to self, get a heavy duty pincher thinggy)

    I live 12 miles from town so going to the store to get a heavy duty pincher thinggy is not the best choice.

    Heres the cool trick....got out the hot glue gun, put a glob on the end of a stick, stuck it down in the bilge on the wrench, wait a few seconds and "wall la" picks it right up.

    Now I tie a string to stuff that I may drop

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    Default Nobody??????

    Come on guys, I know DIY guys are very creative when they need to be. Nobody else have some good tips to pass on?

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    Here is a Tip. Don't drop your tools.
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    Tip#2: Don't walk in the rain without an umbrella.
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    sorry had too!!!! don't eat yellow snow!!TUNNEL T
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    Ok seriously, I'm sure most guys know that you can use a short piece of hose pushed onto a spark plug to get the plug started into the head. Turn until tight and pull the hose off. Then tighten with socket😁

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