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Tools and stuff
Fool
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 8:49 PM
Joined: 23/02/2009
Posts: 9


Oh the pain when you can't find the one you need! Yes, every mans sacred realm - the tool box! I can't imagine it being any different on the Yachts...right? I was just wondering how it works with tools, do you all schlep your own around or are they provided? If they are whats the armament like? We all have our favorites, will it be frowned upon if I bring my own Fluke or an array of seductive Knippex along?
Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:19 PM

On the yacht I am captain of we have a very deep set of tools from 14 years of hands on work. Custom made tools ,you name it.  This may not be true on other yachts.  Many yachts simply do not do tech work in house.  Difficult to give advice.  When you are working in Palma, the industry is very sophisticated.  If you are moved out of mallorca you are naked.  Remember that language is a problem.  If you have electical component catologues on cd rom bring it. Almost all our marine gear is industrial grade. Nice to be able  identify the piece then translte into spanish for your afternoon speeding thru the industrial park  searching.   Id say bring nothing for tools..then live and learn for the next project.  Coming thru customs with a box of tools may ruin your day.

The internet is king...everyboat in palma is plugged in.  


Anonymous
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:37 PM
and  with a click of the net these guys can get it fast, its modern, they just shipped me my dc twin rotor pancake servo
Fool
Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2009 10:12 PM
Joined: 23/02/2009
Posts: 9


Yip, RS! The catalog that you could use as a weapon - know 'em. Hmm, interesting. Thanks.
Anonymous
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009 9:18 PM
Or hire multilingual crew. We're not all morons who'd rather sit in the crew mess and watch sky.
Anonymous
Posted: Friday, February 27, 2009 11:03 PM
That is always the best way to run a boat in Europe.  It is the only way.  I value my Italian crew.
Fool
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009 2:46 PM
Joined: 23/02/2009
Posts: 9


A fold-up-Italian, now there's an Idea! Wouldn't that have customs asking even more questions? He he! Don't suppose German helps unless you're in Hamburg right?
 
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