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Old 30-08-2010, 17:29   #1
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What Spares Were Useful ?

What'd be on your top five list of spare parts you wouldn't leave the dock without?

It'd be great to know what spare parts people found they most often used (as opposed to what they just thought they "should" have) as well.

This has probably been covered elsewhere, but I was surprised not to readily find a similar thread...

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Old 30-08-2010, 17:36   #2
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spares for loos, joker valves,pump mechanism
fan belts
spark plug for outboard
water pump">raw water pump shaft seals

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Old 30-08-2010, 17:47   #3
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lots of electrical termials and crimps along with wire
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Peel and stick sail tape. A good sewing machine and proper thread from a sailmaker.
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Alternator belt
Fuel filters

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It depends on how long you plan on staying out there and how far you plan on going, but as a general rule after ten years or so you'll have had the fun filled oppertunity to repair almost everything on your boar.
All the items listed above
Extra bildge pump and strainers.
Duct Tape.
spare shackles and verious rigging connections
A liberal collection of different sized screws, nuts, and bolts
Long lengths of the verious sized of hoses used on the boat
several lengths of different gauged wire
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As John said it depends on how long you are going to be out, how far from support facilities will be, how old your boat is and as importantly what are your mechanical skills.

In addition to the previous suggestions, all of which are good, I would suggest diesel injectors (has to be properly protected and stored), gaskets and o rings for heat exchangers, Rydlyme or similar cleaning solution, R/W pump- not just impeller, starter brushes and diodes for the alternator, maybe even spairs, all of the rigging shackles, clevis pins, etc that you can think of.

A complete tool set with 3/8" drive socket set from 6-19 mm and box and open end wrenches, pullers, pliers, hacksaw, .....


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