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Old 03-20-2016, 08:47 PM   #81
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If I have a spare, it never breaks! Last week the davit chain snapped off the Tohatsu fuel line connector leaving the engine useless for a while. NO ONE carries them in stock so I ordered 3 from amazon and had them shipped to my next stop.
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Old 03-20-2016, 08:56 PM   #82
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OMG! I've replaced a couple of Racor fuel-filters over the past four years from spares. That's all.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:02 PM   #83
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OMG! I've replaced a couple of Racor fuel-filters over the past four years from spares. That's all.
Just a hunch, but spares used might be proportional to hours on an engine.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:02 PM   #84
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Needed and used two spare NPT to hose barb fittings w a small bit of hose to replace a cracked pipe nipple.

We were venturing out to go around Cape Caution where it is open to the ocean in semi-nasty weather when our "Murphy Switch" sounded it's alarm letting us know that our coolant was low. The Murphy Switch saved our bacon. Coudda been pounded on the rocks.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:20 PM   #85
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Just a hunch, but spares used might be proportional to hours on an engine.
Yes. 4616 nm and 254 hours so far in 2016. A little over 1000 hours in 2015.
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Old 03-20-2016, 09:20 PM   #86
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We were venturing out to go around Cape Caution where it is open to the ocean in semi-nasty weather when our "Murphy Switch" sounded it's alarm letting us know that our coolant was low. The Murphy Switch saved our bacon. Coudda been pounded on the rocks.
Yikes

Some day, when we digitize our old sea kayaking slides, I'll post a photo of what was left of a barge that was pushed right up into the salal near Cape Caution. Easily in the top ten worst locations on BC's coast for a breakdown!
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