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    Quote Originally Posted by stewartb View Post
    Ready Ratchets were discontinued several years ago. Sometimes good products go by the wayside.

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    Onboard tool kit

    Quote Originally Posted by nanook View Post
    Forget carrying all that crap around. Use a Sat phone to call your mechanic with a Super Cub. If you don't have that option then you better get with it.
    Have supercub will travel.

    The big baggage door is nice, a 3” gear will fit through without taking out the back seat


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    A couple extra valve stem caps. It's amazing how those things get lost. If on floats, an extra gas cap!!!

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    I think a field expedient replacement to the ready ratchet could be cobbled together from what is in my toolbox, with a breaker bar.

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    I just pack a regular 3/8" Craftsman rachet, a couple extensions, a universal,
    and a set of sockets nested into each other & ran onto a length of wire to keep them all together.
    That Ready Rachet kit looks handy, but not so much that I'm gonna bother to try to find one.
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    The only time I've ever needed a ratchet for an airplane in the field was to break down a tailwheel to change a tube but my ratchet has torn down outboard jets more times than I can count and helped recover flood damaged wheelers more times than I'd like. It isn't always about the airplane. If I didn't have boats and wheelers to deal with my airplane tool bag would be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanook View Post
    Forget carrying all that crap around. Use a Sat phone to call your mechanic with a Super Cub. If you don't have that option then you better get with it.
    Carried tools around for years, never used them and now they stay in the hangar. I do a good preflight and if anything seems wrong it gets dealt with right away, I figure most problems give you some warning. Got a Spot and a satphone and enough lite weight camping gear for a few nights out and enough contacts to help if I really need it.

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    A tool kit is like hull insurance- or any insurance for that matter.
    Big waste of time & money, until you need it.....then it's priceless.
    I've been stuck away from home with a flat t/w, luckily I was able to borrow tools.
    Shortly thereafter I started carrying a tool kit.
    Used it a few times since, actually more often on other's airplanes than my own.
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