Pretty good list. Hard to rank many of them. Multiple dewatering including manual is certainly high on the list. Charging
without engines - high. I don't presently carry a Sextant
but we do carry 660 Watts solar
& multiple GPS
tiller in the lazerette. Simrad
auto-helm. Power primaries and hand-held winch
drive but all can be run by hand. Storm trisail, storm cutter
mizzen & main; heavy weather
chicken-#2. 8-man AVON
, VHS, SSB
, FM. Radar
reflector. 380 gal diesel
in 5 tanks
. 280 gallons water
in 4 tanks
with foot pump. Multiple re-build kits and spares for lots of stuff (except whatever is broken this time
) Bushel of filters, extra oil
, grease & glycol. 5-gallon bucket of plugs. 6 gallons of hole clamps, couple hundred feet of hoses. Spare heat exchangers. Buckets of shackles & blocks. Spare starters; main & generator
. We also carry Brownie for diving
on the hull
. Miles of spare rope
and pre-made sheets
& halyards. 5 anchors.
I miss the little 35 HP diesel
on the Heritage One-Ton I raced. It had a manual compression
release and hand crank start. Our current
boat has 115 HP Westerbeke
and needs a starter - no question.
"Things that have broken unexpectedly"
might be a good topic too, along with how it was fixed. I was amazed on a Lake Michigan transit I went below to eyeball the engine
room and found the two tiny 1/4-20 threaded rods holding the main seawater strainer together had parted. Spare rods aboard now
. See my temp repair tourniquet.
On the same trip, the antisiphon valve on the main engine
failed as did the throttle cable in the binnacle. Vice grip on the siphon breaker & end-for-end the cable with aluminum
ground lugs for clamps. Siphon valve was dumping about 100 gallons/hour under engine.
How'd that little guy get in there? Cute little minks in Fairport all over the break wall & dock
. Very tame.
That's most of the toys. Other stuff we are working on is a comprehensive med kit and some training.