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Extra hands


Oct 17, 2004
Tanzer 29 Jeanneau Design Sandusky Bay, Lake Erie
I needed some extra hands to remove my jib track hardware so I could rebed.
I fashioned this tool to hold the Phillips head end of the bolts while I used my ratchet on the inside to remove the locknuts. It worked!



Jun 4, 2009
Pearson 530 Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
Nicely done, but wouldn't your autopilot have helped? We call ours, our extra hand. lol
Aug 2, 2005
Pearson 33-2 & Typhoon 18 Penn Yan, NY (Seneca Lake SP)
Ingenuity at its best! Having the correct tool is always part of a successful job.
BTW: If the machine screws were cut (as one appears to have been) buy new ones. Using the old ones might lead to an overabundance of foul language!

Ross S

Oct 20, 2011
Precision 21 Great Sacandaga Lake
The best ideas are often the simplest ones! I really like this one!