Avoid Delays – Carry Spare Parts onboard
Just like you would never go on a road trip without a spare tire, you should never go boating without carrying a few essential spare parts for your boat.
With spare parts on board, we can either talk you through how to repair or replace yourself over the phone or we can send a technician straight to you without the delay of waiting for parts. Over the holiday period we have technicians spread around the country that are available to help. Alternatively, if you are in a remote location there’s likely to be someone nearby that has the skills to carry out a repair, but if you aren’t armed with the correct replacement parts, then not even a skilled technician can help you.
We do have a recommended spare parts list however we have selected a few more commonly used spare parts and highly recommend that you carry these on your boat at all times.
One spare impeller for your generator and main engine water pump (raw water pump) at the very least in case of an impeller failure. A Jellyfish, plastic bag or something that causes an obstruction or restriction to water flow from the seawater supply can make a generator/engine overheat in minutes. The restriction can damage the impeller which can ultimately lead to an engine or generator overheat.
Toilet Duckbill Valves
Cheap insurance if you have a toilet system failure. While this is no doubt a blue job a few pairs of latex gloves can go a long way. 😛
Water Maker Filters
At least one set of spare water maker pre filters insures that you will have a trouble free water supply. Significant rain fall can dirty the water and cause an increase in sediment in the water causing premature fouling of the water filters.
A critical part of your vessel’s fuel system, fuel filters protect your engine from water, harmful debris, and other containments. As a result, you may need to replace a fuel filters.
Extra oil on your vessel for engines, generators, outboards, dive compressors. Oil is very specific to your vessel, please speak to our service team about your oil requirements to ensure that we match the oil to your vessel’s needs.