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Old 26-05-2016, 17:45   #16
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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

Youve got a reasonable list above but Id Recommend you pop in and visit the senior Yanmar part representative and provide him/her with your engine details and ask what they're commonly selling. They know better than most whats breaking. This is what I did before embarking on a circumnavigation and it was time, and cost, well spent.
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Old 26-05-2016, 19:36   #17
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I think I'm going to be need a barge I can tow carrying all my spare parts. How do you guys fit all this stuff on the boat?
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Old 27-05-2016, 01:36   #18
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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

The best spares for Yanmars and various other yottie diesels is a large overdraft agreement with your banker.

IMO, other than consumables, trying to guess what will break down is a crapshoot, and you can drive yourself around the bend struggling with that idea. Sudden catastrophic failure in a reasonably maintained yottie diesel is a rare thing. Episodic failures in the fuel supply are more common, but don't require massive spare lists to cure.

Carry a good supply of the known consumables for your engine, and don't worry too much about the big items.

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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

Not sure about your engine but we have a 4JH3E and have a fuse for the engine stop - I 9 years we have lost 2 of the them -- so we carry a spare engine stop fuse - we just lost one the other day and had to replace our spare - we are headed to a bit of remote territory and would like to have 2 but the chandlery only had one -
by the way an auto fuse will work and much less expensive than a marine one
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Old 27-05-2016, 11:46   #20
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Island Water World equivalent of West Marine has stores on most major Islands .They will have many parts or rapid delivery.
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Old 27-05-2016, 13:05   #21
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Ha, good point. That's probably the most important spare of all.

I keep 20 liter plastic drums of motor oil on board, at all times -- a couple of oil changes ahead.
When I do an oil change, I always purchase the oil (9 liters for genset and engine) required for the next change plus two for topping up. This way, I always have 11 liters onboard.
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Old 27-05-2016, 13:15   #22
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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

Many of the parts can be cross checked online for equivalent parts at much cheaper prices than Yanmar. Replacement Purolator oil filters are only $8 each at your local auto parts house. Replacement fuel filters cost a fortune because of some warning device wired into it, I remember paying over $100 euros for each one from the Yanmar dealer in Menorca. Since I installed a fuel polishing system, both of the spare fuel filters remain in the kit unused. The bad stuff gets filtered out long before it makes its way to the engine filter.

Cross check some of the parts online, you may be able to cut your cost in half and pick up many things just down your street at the parts house.
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Old 27-05-2016, 13:17   #23
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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

Here is what I carry for my 3HM35:

Consumables:

6 oil filters
6 racor filters
3 fuel filters
5 alternator belts
2 fresh water pump belts
2 impellers
2 impeller gaskets
oil for 6 changes
coolant for 2 changes

Maintenance:

ospho
wire brushes
engine paint
corrosion X
belt tightener

Spares:

alternator
fresh water pump
raw water pump
(I probably should carry a spare started and thermostat, but I do not)
gasket material
spare "basket" for the seawater strainer
spare o-ring for the seawater strainer
spare hoses and tape sufficient to jury rig a fix if a hose should fail

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Yanmar Service manual
Seloc Service manual (the Clymer one sucks)
Yanmar Parts manual
Flare nut wrenches (I learned this one the hard way)
Shaft seal maintenance kit
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Carry a backup Beta.
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Old 27-05-2016, 13:51   #25
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I'm in the same boat; lots of sailing experience, but I'm no mechanic. In addition to the minor kit plus tools, I'm thinking I should assemble a list of reputable mechanics along my route. Some of the routine tasks, i.e. oil and filter changes, I'd rather pay someone to do rather than stand on my head and end up with a bilge full of oil (I know I'll catch mucho flack for that kind of sentiment). Good luck! What's your planned route?
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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

Add engine starter motor to the list. If the engine won't start, you're really stuck. Yes, it happened to me and now it's been two years since the event, so we have a starter motor on order to be a spare.

My friend Sully had his quit a couple months ago but he had a spare.... now he need to buy another one.
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Many of the parts can be cross checked online for equivalent parts at much cheaper prices than Yanmar. Replacement Purolator oil filters are only $8 each at your local auto parts house. Replacement fuel filters cost a fortune because of some warning device wired into it, I remember paying over $100 euros for each one from the Yanmar dealer in Menorca. Since I installed a fuel polishing system, both of the spare fuel filters remain in the kit unused. The bad stuff gets filtered out long before it makes its way to the engine filter.

Cross check some of the parts online, you may be able to cut your cost in half and pick up many things just down your street at the parts house.
Yanmar doesn't charge too much for the oil filters, so I'm ok buying those from them.

But the fuel filter price is insane -- 70 GBP or more than $100 IIRC. They do NOT have anything wired in -- there is a hole in the bottom for the water detector, which you don't change every time.

If someone has a cross reference to some generic replacement, I would be very grateful to have it.

Ken, don't neglect changing them -- and don't ask how I know .

Despite great filtration ahead of them (I have dual Racors; I think you have the same setup), they will gradually stop flowing. I change mine every couple hundred hours now, which has stopped certain problems I was having.
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Many of the parts can be cross checked online for equivalent parts at much cheaper prices than Yanmar. Replacement Purolator oil filters are only $8 each at your local auto parts house. Replacement fuel filters cost a fortune because of some warning device wired into it, I remember paying over $100 euros for each one from the Yanmar dealer in Menorca. Since I installed a fuel polishing system, both of the spare fuel filters remain in the kit unused. The bad stuff gets filtered out long before it makes its way to the engine filter.

Cross check some of the parts online, you may be able to cut your cost in half and pick up many things just down your street at the parts house.
I'd be interested in hearing the details on your fuel polishing system.
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I'd be interested in hearing the details on your fuel polishing system.
Here's the details on this thread/link.

Fuel Polishing System Installation
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Re: Yanmar spares I should carry

Lots of good responses, it is kind of overwhelming. I have had Yanmars for 30 years and believe your best response was the one from Carl F. Most reasonable advice.
I bet you can almost waterski behind a J27 with that engine ! Nice combo
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