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Old 01-09-2015, 01:13 AM   #41
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How about this

When I bought my boat it was full of fuel, no big deal? 1500 gallons of treated diesel. So many spares, we had inventory them. Oh and 25 gallons of delo 30 wght. Well with Detroit's maybe he was telling me something.
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Old 01-09-2015, 08:05 AM   #42
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The life raft reminds me of the Jeanneau 40 sailboat I bought years ago. Bought it based on inspections, survey and sea trial after it was delivered from the southern Carribiean. All went well and we purchased the boat. Sailed the boat from West Palm Beach to Destin and all went well. Always felt safe since it came with a life raft. The next year I had it inspected and the container had about a six foot Carribean snake dried out in it as well as all the rubber eaten and shredded. Glad I did not need to rely on it!
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Old 01-09-2015, 01:39 PM   #43
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An old life raft in the flybridge. Now, since this bag is about 25 years old (and maybe not working !!), I plan to activate it in my back yard (just because I want to).
I was present when one was inflated in southern Georgia during the summertime. The CO caused every no-see-um in the region to arrive with teeth sharpened.

Wear bug-spray before setting yours off.

I used one of the lights that was in the raft for a light for Algae (the dink)
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:26 PM   #44
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Two spare props I found in a locker under the forward v-birth.
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:29 PM   #45
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The list of surprises on my boat is huge

but under the bar counter 2 little doors

2 bottles grey goose

3 bottles Bombay saphire

11 bottles of rum

and all of this was from the 2x PO

the 1x PO has a bigger boat now on my same dock I asked him if it ws his he said uh no were was it

he never saw the little doors
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:16 PM   #46
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Ours also came with many, many unexpected spares (which were found only after I ordered a bunch of filters and impellers). Even found a bag of extra bronze square drive screws from the factory. The best surprise was to receive two huge binders that constitute the factory owners manuals. We didn't expect them becuase the boat was bank owned and they were not on the boat or with the broker, but it turned out that the PO brought them to the broker as we were in final negotiations. The binders also include full custom wiring diagrams (particularly useful since all the NTs are semi-custom). Also pictures of the boat on the original NT factory sea trial, both in the slings at its initial launch and on the water.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:11 PM   #47
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With as many out of the way hiding places as there are on most boats, are we all going to remember what we have stowed away over our years of ownership? How many of us will leave "surprises" (pleasant I hope!) to buyers down the lines of our boats?
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:31 PM   #48
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:04 PM   #49
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In among the various manuals we found a photo album of the boat build. As ours was hull number one the photos included construction of the hull & deck plugs plus the laying up in the moulds. The photos of the finished product have been very helpful in determining what is original and what has been added/changed later.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:31 PM   #50
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Lightbulb Inspired spares...

Very thrilled that our PO (the boats original owner) provided all the manuals (not only from the boat mfg, but also for all the components); line drawings and schematics; lots of emergency spares; tools; etc. And he spent hours going over the boat, including helping us move her to a different marina. True gentleman.

However, our favorite "item" was the spare cabinet mounted coffee maker. It is an exact duplicate of the existing built in, high quality coffee maker... which still works fine, btw. If it ever went out, he wanted to be able to install the replacement without worry about finding an exact fit for the hole in the cabinet. Now, if we ever have to replace it, even the screw holes will line up.
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:08 AM   #51
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Our favourite find was this summer, after three years of ownership. We were being attacked by green flys and my wife asked if we had any screens. "Maybe I've seen some somewhere" says I. After rooting around under bunks, I found a promising heap, dug it out - a full set of screens for every window and door. My guess is about a $4,000 set of screens.

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Old 01-10-2015, 10:58 AM   #52
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The ease of fishing from my boat was something I had hoped for but I was pleasantly surprised the first time we did it.
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