Originally Posted by buzzstar
Any thoughts bout spares and the ability to use them?
A spare you can't use is equivalent to no spare.
Having both an engineering and mechanical background I always aim to be self sufficient. The holy grail is to be able to make and repair everything.
Reality is something less than everything. Redundancy is also key to being able to keep systems functional even when they are in a degraded state.
I have the knowledge, experience, tools, materiel, parts
and test equipment
to do everything to our perkins
. The only thing not on the boat is a full rebuild
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