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
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