Saturday 4 February 2012

Spare parts

Our next edition of Waterways World arrived today.  I was reading an article about someone who had their narrowboat spring a leak.  They mentioned that they always carried a spare bilge pump.

Now that got me thinking about what spare parts you should keep on hand on your boat.  Aside from a bilge pump!

I'm off on a mission to see what I can find out.  I'd love to hear your thoughts.


Christine at said...

Our spare pump is a water system pump mounted on a board so we can use it in various places - it has an inlet pipe and outlet pipe. We also have a foot-operated pump available.

Drive belt for engine alternator.
Fuses (we do not have circuit breakers)
Seals for cassette toilet system
Spare cap for 'black water' cassette.
Our liveaboard friends have two spare toilet cassettes
A selection of spare ropes f various diameters and lengths.
A couple of meals that do not need water to prepare them

Elly and Mick said...

Thanks Christine!
This is just what I'm looking for - info from someone who knows.

Paul and El said...

Hi Guys
We haven't even left yet but so far I have acquired...
3 spare belts for each alternator
4 oil filters
4 fuel filters
4 air filters
1 water pressure pump
1 shower drain pump
2 bilge pumps
1 bow thruster prop
Obviously being in the business I am buying at a fraction of retail price, so to me it makes sense