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Old 08-16-2009, 04:30 AM   #3
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RE: Cruising Spare Parts

Just a concept , left over from sail cruising.

ANY "spare" part (alternator , starter , V regulator , water pump,et all) should be fitted to the engine before departure.

The parts removed, that are working just fine become the spares.

Renove and replace stuff only , not for valve guides etc.

A real danger with a wet exhaust is flooding the engine with sea water, so at least 3 ,and I prefer enough material for 5 oil changes . You can use up the excess in a coastal jaunt.

All filters ( fuel and lube oil) are suspect , as there made for immediate installation so must be air tight bagged to store on board.

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