Originally Posted by El Pinguino
Speaking as one who has done and is still doing a bit of remote
area cruising much of it in areas where a working engine
is essential I carry a spare FW circ pump
, a spare alternator
(both belt driven ) and a spare starter motor
MD17D.... left handed ).
And yes I have had to make use of all three over the years.....
Re the spare belt... take out the FW pump
...any belt would foul the starter ... take out the alt... no way of tensioning the belt.
Sometimes the simplest solution is the best solution.
Is that a Gardener? Nice!
Yes, I will have spare FW and sea water
pumps for both main and generator
, and spare starters for both, but I don't think I'm going to carry complete spare alternators, other than the bulk power producing Leece Neville, as the electrical
output from the other two is not mission critical. I think it is rational to carry bearings and brushes
for both, and emergency
Speaking of spares, and a bit of drift, I am surprised that Yanmar
want $1000 for the cheap
yet only charge less than $500 for the complete sea water pump
. Weird. I carry a cheap
aftermarket starter instead of the $1000 original one, but I have bearings and brushes
for the original starter so that I would never need the aftermarket one except as a temporary fix.