What’s in your Toolbox & at Sea Repair Kit

  • Instructor:
    Julie & Gio Cappelli
  • Level:
    Beginning 101
  • Date:
    Thursday, October 10, 2024
  • Time:
    2:15 - 3:45

Maintaining and refitting a cruising boat takes time, skill, plus a healthy budget. And if you’re heading offshore or to isolated atolls, you also need to bring the right tools to take care of your boat. But what tools are truly essential? What are the most important factors to consider when selecting your tools and stocking your repair kit? How can you leave prepared to tackle most of the projects or issues you’re likely to encounter? We’ll cover all that and then some in this class! It’s a must for any sailor or cruiser who wants to understand how to build, store, and use a well-rounded onboard tool and repair kit that will keep you cruising safely and comfortably, particularly if you are heading offshore or on an extended cruise.

You’ll learn what tools we carry onboard and why, what we stock our repair kit with when we’re heading offshore or on a long cruise, and the nuances of selecting and storing tools properly to maximize their longevity. We’ll cover specialized tools and supplies for mechanical and electrical systems, your rig, sails, and more. We’ll also discuss some of the most common repairs and projects you should be prepared to address. Finally, we’ll give you resources and recommendations on what, where, and how to acquire some of the coveted hands-on repair skills that can make or break your cruise. Whether you are heading offshore or to remote anchorages, this class will teach you how to be a self-sufficient sailor and a competent cruiser when it comes to being prepared to make repairs to your cruising boat and its systems.