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Old 01-15-2014, 10:23 AM   #1
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Parts bin, whats in yours?

After digging through my spare parts bin I found original points, condenser, resistor. I also found a complete change of brand new plugs, new impellers for the raw water pump, new caps and rotors. A complete tune up kit for each engine!

On board but not in the bin as well spare belts and I also carry spare hoses in various sizes. In addition, four oil filters about three gallons of oil, gallon of coolant, tranny fluid, distilled water, another three oil filters for the gen set, complete set of zincs for all three engines.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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We carry a spare of just about everything we've ever had to replace, and several other items we have not yet had to. We also keep track of part numbers, prices, and how many of each we have. Here's a list of parts:


Volvo Air Filter
Volvo Oil Filter
Volvo Fuel Filter
Racor Fuel Pre-Filter, 2-micron (Sailboatowners.com)
Volvo Seawater Pump Impeller Kit
Volvo Seawater Pump Cover
Volvo Seawater Pump Cover Screws
Volvo Seawater Pump
Zinc – Volvo Lower Unit Ring
Zinc – Volvo Transom
Zinc – Trim Tabs (3 ¾” Rudder Zincs - pair)
Heat Exchanger O-ring
Heat Exchanger seal strip
Belt tension roller
Coolant Circulation Pump Belt
Compressor Drive Belt
Power Steering Pump V-Belt – 11.9 x 1013mm
Alt V-Belt 39.5” x 17/32” 1013mm, or 39 7/16” x 31/64”
Balmar alternator & regulator, plus extra brushes & diodes
Valeo Starter Solenoid
Valeo Starter Motor (used) with Solenoid (new)
Volvo oil pressure alarm switch
Compressor Oil, 0.25 liter
Copper washer for compressor oil fill
O-ring for engine dip stick
O-ring for drive lube dip stick and drain plug
Fiber washer for drive lube fill plug
Volvo Drive Lube, Synthetic GL5 SAE 75W-90 (quarts)
Drive upper housing seal kit, minus some seals
Drive U-joint bellows kit
Pushbutton shift control switch (and extra bulbs)
Shift actuator
Shift cable “cube”
Shift cable split pin
Wiring harness locking ring
Ring Bezel, for Volvo 2” gauges
Turbo oil gaskets
Turbo - exhaust elbow V-clamp
Thermostat and gasket
Thermostat and gasket
Thermostat housing gasket
Prop Wrench Kit
Prop Cone Kit
Prop Nut
B2 Front Prop (Set: 854815)
B2 Rear Prop
B“1+” Front Prop (modified B2)
B“1+” Rear Prop (modified B2)
Jabsco macerator pump impeller
Jabsco macerator pump
Yamaha Gear Lube Drain/Fill washers
Yamaha/Mariner (2M 7-002201N 6A1-121067) shear pin
Yamaha/Mariner 2hp water pump impeller
Yamaha/Mariner 2hp Spark Plugs
Yamaha (1997 T9.9 EXHV 6G8 788355) Spark Plugs
Yamaha 9.9 water pump impeller
Yamaha 9.9 Oil Filter & gaskets
Yamaha 9.9 Fuel Filter
Yamaha 9.9 Steering Stop
Yamaha Steering Stop Control
Yamaha 9.9 female fuel line connector, 5/16” barb
Teleflex Sea Star helm shaft seal
Teleflex Sea Star Hydraulic Fluid
Simpson Lawrence windlass Fleming for Rope/Chain gypsy
Simpson Lawrence windlass control arm kit
Simpson Lawrence windlass
Lewmar Windlass Guarded Rocker Switch
Anchor roller 2 ½” OD, 1 ¾” length, 7/16” bore
Anchor/Steaming Light bulb: 10W 0.8A (2ea)
Aqua Signal Navigation Light bulb: 10W 0.8A (2ea)
V-berth 15 W reading light bulbs (2-pack) SeaFit
Wiper blades, AFI 16”
Wiper arm AFI adjustable pantographic
Windshield wiper motor, HD waterproof, 80 deg sweep
PUR Katadyn 40E watermaker seals kit
PUR Katadyn 40E watermaker prefilter
Deck fill cap and chain
Inflatable PFD CO2 Cartridges
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
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Greetings,
Mr. b. Good golly. Good topic. I think it it's been covered recently (can't remember the thread for the life of me) but IMO always a good subject to revisit.
Hmmm....Spares. The previous owner left a nice supply of a wide variety of "stuff". Electrical switches, fixtures, motors and relays. Plumbing fittings (valve/tap seats, stems and washers, pumps, head and water heater spares etc.) As I've used them, I've tried to replace them. I also keep a case of filter elements (Racor 900), several spare oil filters for mains and genny as well as "spare" fluids (consumables).
Along the way, fuel lift pumps (X2), raw water pump (X1), starter motor (X1), fan belts (several-2 of which are pre-loaded on each Lehman).
American Diesel used to and probably still sells a "cruising" kit for Lehmans. I think it included new hoses and injector tubes. Like to get one of those.
Thus far I've had the proper tools on hand for any repairs I've done but there's always an excuse for a trip to Harbor Freight. Sort of semi considering an air compressor in the ER for running air tools....
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:08 AM   #4
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Whats in our parts bin? Parts!
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #5
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I boat in a unique environment probably different than almost any other boater on TF.

In our "normal" daily travels we venture out where we are approx 70NM from any civilization. There is no one to call for help. We have to be independent.

Because of this, our boat is fitted out for as complete redundancy as we can possibly make it. We also carry every part we can think of, for every system on the boat that represents a single point of failure.

I wont go into the complete list because I'd leave something out, but it is extensive, and it takes up allot of room. We not only carry the big stuff, we carry the little stuff as well. Plumbing fittings, electrical fittings, hardware of all shapes and sizes. Hoses of all different sizes, wire of all different gauges, the list is again very extensive.

Another thing we carry is tools. Not a plastic "briefcase" style set, but real tools, including power tools.

Just as important is that I have taken the time to develop the plumbing, mechanical, and electrical skills necessary to effectively troubleshoot and repair onboard issues.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:22 PM   #6
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TBH... One thing Kevin said I agree with: "We are (never very far) from any civilization." I say that because with the limited dedicated storage space onboard Skinny Dippin', we just don't have THAT much room to get all spared-up. I have just the most basic - belts and filters. I say that to say this: TowBoat US membership can/will cover most of the rest. Moreover, the ease of shopping via interweb toobz and lots of West Marines popping up in many of the popular stops, lessens the need for US to load up on spares. Sure, if we were headed to the Bahamas, that would be different for sure, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:37 PM   #7
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Good golly RCook! That's not an inventory it's a marine parts store!
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:37 PM   #8
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TBH... One thing Kevin said I agree with: "We are (never very far) from any civilization." I say that because with the limited dedicated storage space onboard Skinny Dippin', we just don't have THAT much room to get all spared-up. I have just the most basic - belts and filters. I say that to say this: TowBoat US membership can/will cover most of the rest. Moreover, the ease of shopping via interweb toobz and lots of West Marines popping up in many of the popular stops, lessens the need for US to load up on spares. Sure, if we were headed to the Bahamas, that would be different for sure, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it.
I agree completely. If we boated in a more inhabited area the amount of spares one would carry is dramatically reduced.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:00 PM   #9
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The reason I carry so many spares is; parts for my volvo pentas are soooo expensive that I collect and rebuild waterpumps and fuel pumps and exchangers. Ever bought a key or key switch for a volvo panel? How about a tach sender? One of my favorite searches on ebay is "TAMD40".
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The reason I carry so many spares is; parts for my volvo pentas are soooo expensive that I collect and rebuild waterpumps and fuel pumps and exchangers. Ever bought a key or key switch for a volvo panel? How about a tach sender? One of my favorite searches on ebay is "TAMD40".
Totally agree on parts availability. Recently spent 2 days finding a keymaker who had the key blank for my door locks. What a PITA. I bought out what he had in inventory.
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Old 01-15-2014, 04:06 PM   #11
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Simple engines and systems help to alleviate the need for extensive spares. Keel cooled, dry exhaust, etc. Old Allison gears with a "get home" feature, run the screws down and you have forward. BIG manual bilge pumps with a 3 foot handle, Edson IIRC. There's a reason complex does not get included on work boats.
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Availability of parts is key. In the Caribbean little is available and what is available is double to triple the US price. Just spent $90 US to have an alternator shipped in by freighter, and $78 US to have a half pound anchor light sent down by DHL. In addition I will pay a customs broker approximately $45 US for each package to get the package through customs. At the start of each season I send down boxes of parts by freighter. Bay Pelican keeps and extensive supply of spare parts.
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Old 01-15-2014, 06:21 PM   #13
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I have owned 6, 8, heck I can't remember how many, cruising class sail and power boats. When I sell the boat, the impellers and belts, specific to the engine go with the boat.

But I have accumulated a lot of parts- some engine, some rigging, some electrical. I keep them in canvas bags stuffed full according to their category. I have a rigging bag with shackles and blocks; a general hull bag with adhesives, epoxy paste, caulking, fiberglass tape and resin; a small parts electrical bag with wire, fuses and lamps; and a big electrical bag with power adapters, heavy wire, lugs, crimper.

99.9% of it never gets used. But occasionally it does. I remember one time I was trying to get a forced air heating system to work. I was at anchor, it was at night and the closest chandlery was hours away. I found exactly the 30 amp fuse holder and fuse that I needed in my electrical bag. That has happened more times than I can remember.

I just need some bigger bags ;-).

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Full assortment portable electric tools
Full assortment mechanics tools
Many general hand tools - including some specially devised
Search mirrors with lights and cabled probes with lights/visual screens
Electric tools... w/ connectors and wires and fuses and...
Complete, identical, perf condition replacement AC/DC elect control panel
Segmented box - thousands of SS screws, bolts, washers, other fasteners
Long, HD jumper cables
Retractable spooled extension cord
Stethoscope with long reach tube
Full assortment funnels and fluid emitting pressure bulbs
All sorts flash lights, a small spot light, portable 3M CP spot light, head band light
Many types tape and calking and epoxy and glues and sealants and putty...
Many lube, penetration and protectorate fluids and all engine/trany fluids
Hoses, belts, plugs, points, coil, condenser, cap, button... etc
Replacement fresh water pump
Numerous type, diameter, and length marine lines
Many different length bungee cords w/ a long bungee roll and hook ends
All filter types
Independent, as new, 27 combo batt in separate box at 100% charge
DC testers and batt service tools
Assorted SS hinges, cleats, hooks, clamps, cables...
Perko batt main switch
Starter button, solenoid, independent breakers of different amps...
D, C, AA, AAA and other of that nature batts

Probably left some things out... feel pretty well stocked for needs that may arise.
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The reason I carry so many spares is; parts for my volvo pentas are soooo expensive that I collect and rebuild waterpumps and fuel pumps and exchangers.
I had to laugh. Just recently I ordered the new guts for my new-to-me Volvo
which shipped from England on a Monday. Two days later I stopped into the mechanic's to let him know the parts were on the way. Wrong! They'd already arrived.

I asked "where?" and was pointed to this SMALL box on his counter. When I said "That's $750?" he showed me a second small box. Combined it couldn't have been larger than a couple of 6 packs of soda stacked.

Still, ordered on Monday (some parts out of stock)
Shipped following Monday and arrived two days later in a small town on the Gulf coast.
It was $100 for shipping (ouch!)

Contact person: Kevin
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And when the motor swap is complete, then I'll get a list of what else to buy for parts inventory aboard Seaweed. The old engine and spares along with a Borg Warner transmission will hopefully off-set some of the cost of this motor swap. I'm excited -- soon once again Seaweed will be where she belongs: underway!
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It`s good to carry a range of parts. I find they gradually build up during ownership, but some of you should carry a can of paint matching the bootstripe to raise it.
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It`s good to carry a range of parts. I find they gradually build up during ownership, but some of you should carry a can of paint matching the bootstripe to raise it.
Well put!

I figure I must have bout 500 lbs tools and parts aboard... but... the one I leave off boat to reduce weight is the one I'll need.
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If you cant fix it with zip ties and duct tape, its a female problem.
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Still, ordered on Monday (some parts out of stock)
Shipped following Monday and arrived two days later in a small town on the Gulf coast.
It was $100 for shipping (ouch!)

This is why some folks HATE Volvo, their business model is almost ZERO inventory with the customer paying air freight , or staying dead in the water.
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That include Velcro!?!?
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