Dosia’s Spares List
The best way to view this site is to bring up the first picture and “click” your way through them. I have pretty good descriptions on all the photos.
Anchoring and Docking
I’ve got swivels and shackles (several not pictured here cause I was using them as extra weight on my weightbelt for diving) and a spare chain hook (in addition to the two I routinely use). SS bailing wire and the colored zip ties are for remarking the anchor chain. The pic on the right shows the 180′ of 5/16″ Chain. Never used, stored here as a spare rode!
Deck Hardware and SS Hardware
When I left the states I wasn’t quite sure if I was done with Dosia or not so I brought a bunch of stuff you wouldn’t normally see on a cruising boat (at least in the quantity I have it). I have a huge container of ubolts and padeyes and other various SS hardware pictured below.
Some of the stuff in the photo below on the left could go into the rigging section. There’s a spare chainplate in the photo, spreader boots, and a pawl/spring set for the Lewmar winches. On the right is a set of spare dogs for the Bomar Hatches.
On the left, spare gasket for the fixed ports. On the right, spare gasket for the Bomar Hatches.
These are all spares. The Blue Seas item below is a back up for the echocharge.
Below on the left is a spare regulator for the charging system. It’s literally plug and play.
Seeing as how the autopilot is quite possibly the MOST important item on any shorthanded sailboat, I have a complete spare (minus the control display which rarely breaks). After listening to a boat on the net the other morning who lost their linear drive on passage to New Zealand and were hand steering in 35 knot winds, I’m so HAPPY I have an extra. No fumbling with motor parts or assemblies in big seas. Just switch it out and go.
Health and Comfort
The “Spares” for the First Aid Pak! Everything from a RediSplint to a Catheter to Skin Staples to Suture Kits to Stethoscope.
I actually do have a spare Hella fan (never used) on board just in case
Spare Alternator – Stock alternator rebuilt and marinized in 2005. Used once in April 2009 when the primary Balmar anodes burnt out. Supplies a max of 45 amps
Spare Fuel Pump – Here’s one you won’t see on most boats. Included with Dosia is a brand new spare high pressure fuel pump purchased in 2008. Never used.
Spare Raw Water Pump – A backup water pump is a must. After rebuilding the primary pump in Ecuador in 2008, I purchased this new one to carry as a quick-replace backup if the bearings ever went out again. Haven’t had need for it yet but this is a common spare to carry.
Spare Rockers and 2 Rocker Arm Assemblies – Here’s an odd one to find but I actually broke a rocker arm on the crossing and had an entire assembly plus spare rockers shipped in. Then I was given another!
Spare Injectors – Spare injectors from the big rebuild in Tahiti. These came off the old top end. They were cleaned and rebuilt in Ecuador in 2008. Very good idea to have spare injectors on board.
Spare Belts – A selection of spare V-belts, mostly Gates Green Stripes…the best you can buy.
Spare Filters – Plenty of primary and secondary fuel filters on board
Spare impellers – Plenty of spare impellers and impeller replacement kits on board
Navigation and Books
Rigging and Sails
The above picture is Marge trying to hold up some of the spare lines and halyards we have on board. There’s two spare main halyards and one mizzen halyard rigged and ready to go (professionally spliced). There’s a couple of long (approx 200′) lengths of Sta-Set and 5/8″ 3 Strand Nylon) Plus much more. Some not pictured.