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Old 14 March 2009, 15:18   #1
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Carrying Spares

What spares do you keep on your RIB?
I'm aiming to get a few things.
Spare prop (been told this is a must?)
Spare Kill Cord (Got 2 but think another would be a good idea)
Handheld VHF (already got one but again thinking of having one for anyone else on board)
Spare vhf antenna
Floating prop spanner (not a spare but a good idea to have)
Handheld GPS as back up to the mounted one (any recommendations on mkae and model?)

Just got no where to keep the stuff though!
Any other things to the list?
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Old 14 March 2009, 15:29   #2
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What spares do you keep on your RIB?
I'm aiming to get a few things.
Spare prop (been told this is a must?)
Spare Kill Cord (Got 2 but think another would be a good idea)
Handheld VHF (already got one but again thinking of having one for anyone else on board)
Spare vhf antenna
Floating prop spanner (not a spare but a good idea to have)
Handheld GPS as back up to the mounted one (any recommendations on mkae and model?)

Just got no where to keep the stuff though!
Any other things to the list?
spark plugs, fuel, oil (if its 2str), fuse(s),

might be worth carrying spare nut/washer etc for the prop - I have found them a bugger to get apart in the comfort of a garage.
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Old 14 March 2009, 15:35   #3
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Since you can pull start your Yamaha I would carry a thin piece of rope and a screwdriver. Some spark plugs with gaps adjusted and a plug spanner too. Spare length say 2 metres of fuel hose always useful along with cable ties, harry black tape and a puncture repair kit. Finally spare engine key.

In the car, jack, socket set, large screwdriver, soft hammer, pliers and spare set of bearings with new wheel nuts and split pin. Oh and a tube of grease.


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Old 14 March 2009, 15:48   #4
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Nice one, already some very obvious things that I hadn't thought of. Cheers lads

Mr 7, I've been trying to find a pull cord for my engine with out much luck. Can you remember what gauge cord it is?
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(oh and keep that starter safe )
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Cable ties in various sizes
kill cord.
Fuses.
Spark Plugs(Its a 2-stroke)
Spare coil(its a 2-stroke)
etc
etc.

I go right over the top with the spares I carry, even down to the old impellor just in case. I do however carry a reasonable tool kit so I can at least do something about fitting the spares.
It is all fitted in a small watertight plastic tool box made from a plastic that gives off a corrosion resistant vapour.
When I fitted out I also built in several spare wires in the console and made sure all the connectors were interchangeable so I could bypass or jury-rig the electronics/ignition switch etc.

I carry a Plastic prop as its not so heavy, and have a small plastic bag taped to it with a spare thrust washer, washer, nut and split pin, just in case the nut came undone and I lost the lot. Oh and of course my on board tool kit contains a prop nut spanner on a lanyard.

And yes Mr fuller I do have a large Knife on board, but don't (Often) carry it between my teeth.

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Nice one, already some very obvious things that I hadn't thought of. Cheers lads

Mr 7, I've been trying to find a pull cord for my engine with out much luck. Can you remember what gauge cord it is?
Cheers
(oh and keep that starter safe )
Anything you can tie a knot in should do, 1.5m of 5mm at a guess, doesn't need to be Yamaha. Assuming the engine has been warmed up sometime during the day, pull starting it is suprisingly easy.

I don't have a starter, it's the stator and a set of coils. Last time I bought a new one of these they were 600 and that was 1996 so make me a cheap offer and you could have your own spare
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Not a spare , but I now carry a self heating all day breakfast meal . Just so when I have to wait for the tide / weather I can eat something hot .
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Cable ties in various sizes
kill cord.
Fuses.
Spark Plugs(Its a 2-stroke)
Spare coil(its a 2-stroke)
etc
etc.

I go right over the top with the spares I carry, even down to the old impellor just in case. I do however carry a reasonable tool kit so I can at least do something about fitting the spares.
It is all fitted in a small watertight plastic tool box made from a plastic that gives off a corrosion resistant vapour.
When I fitted out I also built in several spare wires in the console and made sure all the connectors were interchangeable so I could bypass or jury-rig the electronics/ignition switch etc.

I carry a Plastic prop as its not so heavy, and have a small plastic bag taped to it with a spare thrust washer, washer, nut and split pin, just in case the nut came undone and I lost the lot. Oh and of course my on board tool kit contains a prop nut spanner on a lanyard.

And yes Mr fuller I do have a large Knife on board, but don't (Often) carry it between my teeth.

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That some list Nasher I bet you wear 4 condoms
Really like the idea of being able to bypass part of the electrics. All good stuff but would need a boat the size of...well yours
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Anything you can tie a knot in should do, 1.5m of 5mm at a guess, doesn't need to be Yamaha. Assuming the engine has been warmed up sometime during the day, pull starting it is suprisingly easy.

I don't have a starter, it's the stator and a set of coils. Last time I bought a new one of these they were 600 and that was 1996 so make me a cheap offer and you could have your own spare
Ah must have miss read your post ages ago. How cheap's CHEAP?
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