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Home
Maintenance
Weather Planning
& Resources

Spare Parts &
Boat Outfit

Troubleshooting
Navigation
& Equipment

Celestial Navigation
Vessel Conduct
Rules of the Road

Safety Equipment &
Vessel Paperwork

Trip Planning
Maneuvering, Anchoring
& Enroute Checks

Bar Entrances, Passes
& Narrows

Distances Reference
Mariner Math
Port Information
Panama Canal
Information

Vessel Delivery
Selecting a Vessel
Selling Your Boat
Service Providers

Purchase Checklist

Basic Spare Parts

Look at each system onboard and identify the components that are prone to failure. Determine the operational and or safety importance of that system.

Main Engines / Gensets:
Oil filter, Fuel filter, Racors, Alternator belts, Impellors, Zincs.
Contact Engine Dealer for Engine Spare Parts Kits.
Fluids:
Coolant, Engine Oil, Transmission Oil, Hydraulic Fluids
Identify all hydraulic systems.
Fresh Water System:
If no Aux pump is installed
Spare pump / motor and pressure switch
Filters
Water Maker:
Primary and secondary filters
Pump oil
Toilet/Holding Tank System:
Components particular to system
Macerator pump
Navigational Lights:
Spare bulb for each type
Electrical:
Identify breakers, fuses and switches that may be needed
Bilge Pumps:
Spare pump and switches
Batteries:
Distilled water
Small Boat:
Oil/fuel filters, Oil, Spark Plugs, Flush attachment

Basic Boat Outfit

Deck:
Mooring lines
Fenders
Telescoping handle
Soft bristle brush attachment
Boat Hook attachment
Chamois Mop attachment
Chamois “The Absorber”
Large plastic bucket
Washdown soap
Water hose w/nossels
Plexis pexiglass cleaner
Cleaner wax
Acetone
Teak Deck Cleaner

Tools:
Tool Box
Basic sockets/wrenchs/drivers
Assorted Crescent wrenches
Filter wrench
Waterfilter wrench
Very large channel locks
Vice grips
Hammer
Hack Saw
Tape measure
Large divers knife
Hearing Protection

Electrical:
Small tool box
Multi-meter
Wire stripper/crimper tool
Small wire cutters
Needle nose pliers
Bronze wire brush
Assorted connectors
Assorted tie wraps
Electrical tape
WD-40

Misc Repair:
Large bag of rags
Oil Sorbent Pads
Wet/dry vac
Assorted Oil Funnels
Air pump Bicycle
Silicone Sealant
5200 Marine adhesive
Masking tape 3M Blue
2 part Epoxy adhesive

Operational / Navigation / Safety:
Life Jackets
Throwable Ring
Fire Extinguishers
Bell
Flares 3 Day / Night
Rules of the Road (Colregs)
Oil and Garbage Placards
Flashlights / Batteries
Binoculars
Paper Charts
Guide books
Dividers / Parallel rule
Notebook / pens / pencils
Scissors
Easy Liner rubber matting
Assorted bungee cords

House Keeping:
Vacume Cleaner
Glass Cleaner
Dish soap
Soft Scrub
Paper towels
Toliet paper
Toliet bowl brush
Toliet bowl cleaner
Plastic Containers with lids -for parts stowage

Tender:
Tie down straps
Lines / Fenders
Small Anchor / Line
Oars
Motor flush attachment
Lifting Cables
Flares
VHF-FM radio


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