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Old 08-15-2009, 09:39 PM   #1
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Cruising Spare Parts

This is a somewhat philosophical question.* When putting together spare parts for extended cruising, how extensive should the list be with respect to parts that you can't personally install?
For example, if it's beyond your personal ability to pull the top off the engine to dive into valves and other arcane bits and pieces, do you bother carrying the various parts that might be replaced in such an event?* Or do you hope you can limp into a port and then order the various parts that might be needed?
When trying to put together my cruising spares list, it's getting a little overwhelming. Where do you stop?* Or do you end up essentially carrying a disassembled spare engine?*
I'm leaning toward just taking spares for systems that I can repair while at sea and making sure everything else has been serviced and checked before leaving.
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