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Old 25-06-2011, 15:24   #16
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Re: Spares for extended cruising?

Rebuild parts for windvane including air vane, paddle, bearings, line and sheaves
Rebuild parts for autohelm
Air-X bearings and blades
One complete back-up laptop(identical to the primary with same software installed)
Another set of complete software on thumb drives
As many manuals as you can get on the hard drive
Paper manuals for the rest
Spare batteries (I use rechargeable AA mostly)
Charger for above
Handheld GPS
Backup GPS for laptop
Little short-wave radio in case of HF failure
Sextant and small chromometer(I know this will catch hell from the new generation sailors)
Basic paper charts in a waterproof tube for the life raft
Watermaker spares and rebuild including membrane kit
Small hand pump for culinary water transfer
Pump rebuild kits with extra impellers
One anchor and chain stowed below
Hooka, dive gear
Lots of scrubby pads for hull cleaning
Propeller and puller
Shaft packing
Cutless bearing
5 shaft zincs,
5 strut zincs
One each: all halyards and sheets
Misc spare lines
Spare blocks and extra snatch blocks
Complete set of new sails stored below
Couple of handy-billyies ready to go
Sewing kit including spare snaps, common sense fasteners and the tools for same.
Sail tape
Sail cloth
Plastic tarps
A way to get up the mast (I carry a mastmate and enough rock climbing gear to skinny up about any time I need to)
Traveler parts
Winch kits
Windlass parts
Back-up Charge Controller
Electric wire of all sizes
Electric terminals, connectors, shrink, tape, Scotchkote, switches
Fuseholders, all fuses from the battery mains down to .25 amp
Couple spare breakers
Couple of spare led fixture lights
Spare bulbs for all incandescent on board
Zip ties in various sizes
Electric solder gun
Butane solder gun
Spare RG-213 and UHF connectors
Riggable HF antenna
Emergency VHF antenna
Bolts, nuts, screws, machine screws
Alternator parts
Starter rebuild parts
Thermostat, thermostat housing
Common engine spares X 2
Overhaul gasket set plus
Head gasket
Exhaust gasket
Heat exchanger end gaskets
Heat exchanger zincs
Exhaust wrap
Lots of ideal(pipe)clamps
Pipe dope
Couple different gasket compounds
Stainless wire in several different sizes
5100 fast set (emergency only)
4000/4100 in big tubes and small ones
Construction adhesive
Water pump grease
Assorted valves
All sizes of engine hose including some exhaust hose
Some of all the other hoses used on the boat especially 11/2 inch sanitary because you can’t take it apart without ruining the end.
Various pipe nipples, brass fittings, hose barbs --some as spares for various jobs and others just in case you need cobble up a new or different gizmo.
Head pump assembly
Head pump extra parts
Spare seacocks
Macerator parts
Extra kerosene stove burners and parts
Alcohol to preheat those nasty old kerosene burners
Many long necked fire starters for stove, lamps, heater
Extra carb for diesel cabin heat
Extra bicycle pump
Dinghy valves
Inflatable pump
Inflatable repair kit
Spare oar
Dinghy engine parts including water pump, hypoid, engine oil, spark plugs, and ignition module.
About the same for generator with the exception of the water pump!
A couple of fuel priming bulbs, in line filters and some good lengths of fuel line (this can transfer fuel in any condition without spilling and can be used to supply engine fuel if something gets screwed up in the tank pick-up or the line to the engine or even the primary fuel pump.
5 gal water jugs filled (I run the watermaker discharge to two five gallon cans and then transfer to the boat tanks) If I need abandon ship at least one is always full and ready to throw into the liferaft)
One 1x19 cable at least as long as the longest standing rigging on the boat.
Couple of short sections of 1X19 with lots of Crosby clamps
One spare turnbuckle
Rebuild parts for all the take-apart rigging fittings
Lots of cotter keys and cotter rings
Lots of spare shackles
Precut plywood for all the different portlight sizes, plywood for deck hatch emergency repair. All this is pre-drilled with bolts attached to make a two-part sandwich of the plywood.
Gallon of West System with some cloth, mat and thickeners
Sandpaper, rasps, primer
Small pieces of various shapes of aluminum and stainless(rod, flat stock, angle, etc)
Various pieces of lumber in hardwood and softwood, plywood of , , and sizes
Spare compass (my spare is not balanced for Southern Hemisphere though)
All the tools needed to effectively use the above listed items plus
Saber saw
1/8 electric die grinder
3/8 angle drill
1/2 electric drill
Battery drill
Drill bits in steel, wood and hole saws in comon sizes.
Taps and dies
Thread chasers for pipe thread
Big crowbar
"BIG" hammer
Hand saws including hacksaw and lots of blades
Torque wrench
Pipe wrenches
Adjustable spud wrench
Good electric meter and a small backup multimeter
Small vise
Files in all sizes.
Duct tape
I don’t carry a bolt cutter, too much weight.

I’m sure I forgot a bunch but you get the idea.
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Old 25-06-2011, 15:29   #17
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Re: Spares for extended cruising?

Oh, I forgot that I carry a spare pair of swivel assemblies for the roller furling.

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Old 25-06-2011, 16:00   #18
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Re: Spares for extended cruising?

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Im sure I forgot a bunch but you get the idea.
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Old 25-06-2011, 16:22   #19
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Re: Spares for extended cruising?

Things like nuts, bolts, washers, rope in assorted lengths and sizes are just stuff you can't live without. You might need them in places where there are no places. when you get into spare "what evers". When I got the boat thew PPO (pervious previous owners) left me an alternator and a voltage rageulator with more stuff. I still have the 100 amp alternator that stored well but I did use the voltage regulator last year and that was an expensive part He did not leave me a raw water pump

Repair kits are worth the effort and critical consumables like belts and filters are too easy and cheap not to take along. A small mechanic that does not eat much isn't out of the question. You have to judge what you don't bring by what you feel you have to bring. Leave behind the anvil but take the third pair of pliers. The idea being the pliers are light and easy to store.

The extra case of wine - Yes! You could be all wrong but then that option is always out there every day you are out there. It will all work better with the extra case of wine rather than 2 gallons of motor oil.

If after all that there is still the "rule of the Admiralty". The Admiral knows what she needs more than you do.
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Old 25-06-2011, 16:50   #20
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I’m sure I forgot a bunch but you get the idea.
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I could use some stuffing box packing could you swing by the chesapeake.
I have 2 spare anchors. A spare halyard a pile of plumbing fittings that didn't work for past projects a galley faucet some washers several different gasket materials, Clevis and cotter pins. A crow bar but not a spare crow bar. A prop dead crow. When you stand it up it's a live prop crow, spare bottle of sun screen, bleach nicarette patches which are also part of my no smoking plan. Now they are spare cigarettes, extra fowl weather gear and undies. 250' of amsteel which is spare steering cable life line etc.... Needles for the sewing machine., some toilet parts.roll of toilet paper A bin of wire different sizes. Propane tank, inflatable crew light bulbs, batteries carb for outboard. One is clean the other gets swapped and cleaned.spare cabin, pump parts, electrical fittings, , gps, several snatch blocks, pieces of wood cleat size. Aluminum bar.winch handle, spare forks snd spoons assorted tasteners like marks really great bin, oar lock hose clamps, toilet paper, fabric assorted, that's pretty close there us mire at home which as the fates mr and mrs have planned is where the part I need is.
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um saudade if I break down I hope you are around.........

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Re: Spares for extended cruising?

dont forget the easy out--i needed those on my lil triplet so far--now i have that too--and self tapping thingies and wtfs for engine repair while underway......
and i have extra packing --gore tex--- material.....

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