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Handy to have spare parts

We have had spare part threads before but I would like to have a list of the perhaps not obvious things that might come in handy.

Screws, engine parts, filters, wire, oil etc are standard for any long distance cruising boat.
I found the following items on one cruisers list that I would not have thought about. What useful not obvious items can you think of?
  • Fastcure 5200
  • G/5 West system (and maybe some of their other specialty tubes)
  • 3' lengths of threaded rod with nuts and washers (You can make bolts)
  • A couple pieces of plywood
  • Some random lenghts of aluminum angle and flat stock
  • Some lengths of Amsteel braid line (can be made into shackles or standing rigging.
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Someday, somehow, everyone has a use for a few feet of 2 x 4.
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I like rescue tape too.


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Re: Handy to have spare parts

Back about 30 years ago we were sailing our O'day 22 around the keys. Our rudder and tiller disappeared in the middle of the night.
I had a 4' piece of 1x4 a push drill, wire and a vice-grips.
I was actually able to have some control over the boat with a 3.5" rudder and a vice-grips for a tiller.

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I like rescue tape too.
Absolutely, have to add that one.

I'll bet one of these and some wire would come in handy.
ClampTite Clamp Making Tool - J. S. Enterprises - www.clamptool.com

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Gorilla Tape;


I use the black, only because I did not know it was available in white until now.


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Re: Handy to have spare parts

Stainless wire.
Zip ties.
Cordless drill and impact driver (and charger).
Spare macerator pump.
Head rebuild kit.
Large assortment of hose clamps.
JB weld.
Rescue tape (which has already been mentioned).
Lots of extra lines, halyards, dyneema, etc

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Stainless wire.
Zip ties.
Cordless drill and impact driver (and charger).
Spare macerator pump.
Head rebuild kit.
Large assortment of hose clamps.
JB weld.
Rescue tape (which has already been mentioned).
Lots of extra lines, halyards, dyneema, etc
Good list.
Will add jb weld to my list.
I always have zip ties but forgot about them for the list.

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Re: Handy to have spare parts

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Back about 30 years ago we were sailing our O'day 22 around the keys. Our rudder and tiller disappeared in the middle of the night.
I had a 4' piece of 1x4 a push drill, wire and a vice-grips.
I was actually able to have some control over the boat with a 3.5" rudder and a vice-grips for a tiller.
Haha yeah, my first sailboat, a cal 20. I took it out sailing the day after I bought it with my friend and I hadn't checked but the backing plated I the rudder were rotted wood. We too used those vice grips.

I'd say an assortment of rigging pieces would be good ti take along.
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Spare starter motor.
Lots of Duct tape.
Very big hose clamps.

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