Tools and spare parts. What do you carry, and when?

 G'day all.

We had a little bit of an issue with our hydraulic steering the other day, however we had a spare fitting on board and limped home. (Had to use two stroke oil). It got me wondering about what extras you should have on board (apart from safety gear of course). 

There's obviously a limit to what you can carry to cover all eventualities. Your mechanical knowledge, the possibility of an "at sea" repair and so on will also restrict what you can do.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             My question is - What do you carry every trip in the way of both spares and tools?

In addition, what's the most complicated "get home" fix you've ever pulled off, either at sea or remote area when you make it to land somewhere?

 


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Sun, 2018-12-30 14:00

 I did a post on this a couple of years back with some tips etc and a few others added their take.

The search function doesnt work here anymore though

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 I carry a pretty basic tool

Sun, 2018-12-30 14:07

 I carry a pretty basic tool kit, 4 litres of engine oil, a couple of spare spark plugs, spare prop along with spanner to suit, spare fuses and globes, a selection of cable ties and some insulation tape. Never had to do any at sea repairs on current boat, 11 years and the Yammy has not let me down. Last boat had a Mercruiser, died on me one night, the rotor button had split in two, straight down the middle. Used insulation tape to hold it together and a cable tie for extra measure. Came back in at low speed, but it did get us home !

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found it

Sun, 2018-12-30 21:09

 http://fishwrecked.com/forum/if-you-have-outboard-mechanical-trouble-sea-some-tips

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Things deteriorate at sea.

Mon, 2018-12-31 03:52

 Even when stored in a "dry" area. if you have tools which are going to be emergency only, such as spare plugs and other bits prone to corrosion, try vacuum sealing them before stowing. 

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If you Vacuum Bag them,

Mon, 2018-12-31 11:10

If you Vacuum Bag them, double bag it as I did a few bearings for my trailer and when I went to use them, the seal had failed.

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Make sure you have a pull start rope

Mon, 2018-12-31 15:27

 Started my 90 yamy a few times.

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Mon, 2018-12-31 17:48

Water and lots of it !

Along with spare spark plugs ,pliers,screwdrivers ( both types ) hose clamps,fuel line and a primer bulb. Add to that spare two stroke oil and a pull rope .Living in bum fuck Idaho you have to be self sufficient ..:)

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