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Old 14 March 2009, 14:18   #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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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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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, 14:48   #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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Old 14 March 2009, 15:27   #10
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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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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 .
Self heating all day breakfast? Where do ya get them then?
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Not a spare , .... when I have to wait for the tide / weather I can eat something hot .
Well, perhaps not, but without the Man, the Machine is bollixed. It's amazing how different one's perspective is with a bit of hot tack in the system. Top marks for ingenuity!
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Self heating all day breakfast? Where do ya get them then?
We use these - actually quite good to eat, unlike some of the versions on the market.

We hold an account with them if any one wants a box or so - we have to order a minimum of 4 boxes (48) to get a decent price, boxes can be mixed or of one style.

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tossers tube.
http://www.pvrdirect.co.uk/productinfo.aspx?catref=EC94

Get one of those cheap and cheerul multi toolkits for your boat keep lashing it with Wd 40 and replace it every two years . Its alot less depresing than watching real good tools sink or deteriorate in the boat; this one might suit you
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pink-Ladies-To...2%7C240%3A1318

spare bulb for your Navlights if you wear specs keepa spareold pair in your tub, and back up your mobile phone before taking it on the water.

I've got shedloads of this stuff (4) let me have a look and I'll see what I have got. I'm only keeping it on a come in handy for someone basis so you are welcome to it.

One point I also carry a clamseal and they look like they would come in useful iif neded but you must drive the boat home slowly to preventthe Clamseal from damaging the toob more also kepit in a plastic bag an wd40 it regularly cos the little pests like to rust in a flare pot
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Treerat, that's a good offer thanks. But I think I'd like to try a tin first. Any of the supermarkets sell 'em? One of the worst thing about small open boats is not having a galley. (I is a big bat fastardo!)
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I was expecting that link to take me to a more interesting youtube
How much of a popeye's right arm do you need to have to get the flow going on one of them?

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Get one of those cheap and cheerul multi toolkits for your boat keep lashing it with Wd 40 and replace it every two years . Its alot less depresing than watching real good tools sink or deteriorate in the boat; this one might suit you
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Only if you buy it me rougy baby but a good idea, cheers

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spare bulb for your Navlights if you wear specs keepa spareold pair in your tub, and back up your mobile phone before taking it on the water.

I've got shedloads of this stuff (4) let me have a look and I'll see what I have got. I'm only keeping it on a come in handy for someone basis so you are welcome to it.
another thing I hadn't thought of. Should have thought as I've been searching around trying to find a small LED bulb for my compass! With out any luck so far.
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One point I also carry a clamseal and they look like they would come in useful iif neded but you must drive the boat home slowly to preventthe Clamseal from damaging the toob more also kepit in a plastic bag an wd40 it regularly cos the little pests like to rust in a flare pot
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Treerat, that's a good offer thanks. But I think I'd like to try a tin first. Any of the supermarkets sell 'em? One of the worst thing about small open boats is not having a galley. (I is a big bat fastardo!)
No tins - try one of the camping shops. Stick a bit of water in & wait 10 mins and hey presto !

Something like this http://www.hotpackmeals.co.uk/?gclid...FUU_3godYBAKqA

differant companies make them ..... handy for fishing too !
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Cheers, just ordered myself one Not bad for a tenner!
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No tins - try one of the camping shops. Stick a bit of water in & wait 10 mins and hey presto !

Something like this http://www.hotpackmeals.co.uk/?gclid...FUU_3godYBAKqA

differant companies make them ..... handy for fishing too !
Will have a gander at them!
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