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Old 11-13-2020, 12:32 PM
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Itís a pain to reach anything in my bilge so I started thinking... I taped a stick to the end of my mini shop vac hose.



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Would on of the long extendable magnets not work?
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Originally Posted by IGetWet View Post
Would on of the long extendable magnets not work?
not on stainless
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Oh yea, duh
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If you can see it these work great for me

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hcinere-F...076410&veh=sem
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Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL View Post
If you can see it these work great for me

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hcinere-F...076410&veh=sem
I actually keep one of those grabbers in the bilge at all times. They're awesome. Also keep a beefier 2 fingered version in the bilge to recover heavier items like large wrenches and occasionally the smaller grabber. They used to be called mechanical fingers.
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Originally Posted by ICDEDPPL View Post
If you can see it these work great for me

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Hcinere-F...076410&veh=sem
I will buy one of those!
I couldnít see where I dropped my items so thatís why I used the vac.
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Originally Posted by IGetWet View Post
Would on of the long extendable magnets not work?
Not for my brass block plug and billet aluminum accent washer.
I apologize if you didnít find my post helpful for your personal use. Iíll take that into consideration next time.
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I used the footy from one of my wife's old pair of hosiery and slipped it over the end of the vacuum hose and taped it in place on my shop vac so that the vacuum grabbed the bolt and the thin piece of hosiery captured the bolt from going into the Shop-Vac.
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