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Old 04-09-2009, 05:05 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for a suitable, durable, tool set to keep on board? I'm a first timer with a Beneteau 331. I want to be sure I have all the bases covered. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I'm willing to pay a reasonable amount for something that lasts and is comprehensive.

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Old 04-10-2009, 01:12 AM   #2
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Hello Muse,

Suppose appropriate to first list what equipment, machinery etc. is specific to this Beneteau 331.

What comes to mind immediately :- is what engine ? the Volvo or the Yanmar?

Is the engine's service manual available ? Does the manual list any specialized tools that would be necessary to work on the engine?

What spares will be mandatory for the engine -- eg impellors, water pump etc..

Are all nuts and bolts - std Metric ? If yes, then Wrenches (Spanners) GEAR RING-OPEN END WRENCH SET -- from 6mm to 26mm ALSO a tool kit containing a full SOCKET range - something like this Tool_kit.jpg

A set of "Vice Grips" Long Nose 6LN and 9LN

Something else that comes to mind is the furling gear - guess Profurl - they may need special tools and parts and anti-seize goop.

Windlass may require very large wrench to work on.

Power tools - 12v to 18v re-chargable battery operated 1/2" Drill, Angle grinder with cutting and grinding discs.

Digital Multimeter

BUY QUALITY TOOLS - even so, after use - spray with something like WD40 - keep them dry.

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The engine is a Westerbeke. I'll check the manuals for specifics, but this is a great start. Much appreciated.
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Hi,

Now that we have a Westerbeke engine - we will need to look at SAE wrenches in addition to metric.

CLICK HERE''

Please confirm model and origin of engine also gearbox.
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Sorry for the delay. The manuals were on the boat and that is a bit of a distance away at the moment.

The Engine is a Westerbeke 30 B Not sure where I would get origin? I believe it was installed in the US when the boat was built 7 years ago.

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Now that we have a Westerbeke engine - we will need to look at SAE wrenches in addition to metric.

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Please confirm model and origin of engine also gearbox.
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The Engine is a Westerbeke 30 B Not sure where I would get origin? I believe it was installed in the US when the boat was built 7 years ago.
Here is the specifications for the 30B :-

West_30B_Three_Specs.pdf

Therefore the tools for this engine should be SAE not metric

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This is a huge help. Many many thanks.

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Here is the specifications for the 30B :-

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Therefore the tools for this engine should be SAE not metric

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