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caden
07-26-2005, 12:27 PM
The further I get into boating, the more I learn.
It seems these things don't run perfect all the time.
I am putting together a spare parts kit. Parts that I could change out, so the weekend will not be lost.
What parts do you keep at the lake?
Keep in mind that I am of the average mechanical apptitude group.

DanC
07-26-2005, 12:38 PM
Parts that I keep in the boat

impeller
fan belt
prop, nut, cotter pin, wrench
bilge pump with hose and acc plug (backup ballast system pump)
ballast pump impellers
hose clamps
plugs and repair kit for ballast system
fuses, you will be amazed at how many different fuses are in your boat in addition to the circuit breaker panel.
plastic do-dads that go on the end of the air shocks that hold up the engine cover, sun pad etc
bimini screws

jimmer2880
07-26-2005, 01:35 PM
spare impeller is in shed (because I put a new one in every spring)
spare belt in boat
cheap-o wrenches
cheap-o screw drivers
knife
elect tape
copy of local boating rules (I've had to argue a couple rules on the water before with the local police types. I won :D )

P-Rod
07-26-2005, 01:49 PM
I keep the following in the boat:

spare impeller
tool box : Wrenches, Screw Drivers
Hose Clamps
Electrical Tape
Spare Set Screws for Bimini Tops (Have lost these too many times)
Spare Prop Kit
Engine Oil & Funnel

I definately need to add the following supplies:

Extra Belt
Fuses

BriEOD
07-26-2005, 03:22 PM
Belts
Impeller
Cap
X-tra plug
Oil
Tran fluid
Funnel
Asst tools
Knife
Divers Mask
Divers Light
Asst Wire
Duct tape
Elect tape
Zip Ties
Rags
Etc, Etc

tex
07-27-2005, 09:53 AM
tool kit
jumper cables
impeller
prop
extra beer

Workin' 4 Toys
07-27-2005, 10:25 AM
H*lly CR*P you people keep alot of stuff.

Me,

Two Leathermans
Spare set of Oakleys
Two spare ski ropes
Spare wakeboard
Spare Team Mastercraft hat
And a spare mastercraft fender cover

Oh, and a spare lanyard clip.

NatesGr8
07-27-2005, 05:01 PM
Some random tools
Impeller
and whatever screws i've found loose in my bilge area (i'll find where they go one day)
Hot chicks

OhioProstar
07-27-2005, 05:06 PM
(1) Impeller
(1) Alt Belt
(2) AC MR43T Spark Plugs
(1) T-Handle Plug
Set of jumper cables
1mill Candlewatt Light
Small set of tools with spark plug socket

Brian just reminded me to put a mask and Zip Ties in.

Sledneck
07-27-2005, 05:26 PM
Wow, you guys must have all been boy scouts, all I keep on board are a few spare cans... Perhaps I need to re-evaluate my back-up parts too..

phecksel
07-28-2005, 12:19 PM
Wow, you guys must have all been boy scouts, all I keep on board are a few spare cans... Perhaps I need to re-evaluate my back-up parts too..
Really compact tool kit
Zip ties
Duct tape
Used to keep a cheap mask, until one of the kids "borrowed" it

Impellor kept in storage shed (live on lake)
Spare pulley and belt for electric hoist (don't ask me how many I've replaced!!!)

maristarman
07-28-2005, 01:27 PM
Mechanics toolkit
spare prop and prop pulling kit
1M candle light
Spare wakeboarding rope
spare set of boat keys
spare mooring lines
spare bumpers

really sharp 4" knife
Divers mask (used in conjunction with really sharp 4" knife)
Only had to experience the old "rope around the driveshaft" once before I put those babies in the boat.

I notice a lot of guys keep a spare impeller.
How difficult is that to change?

erkoehler
07-28-2005, 02:10 PM
I just did it at 11:30 last night in about twenty minutes, and that was in the dark working with a flashlight!

OhioProstar
07-29-2005, 04:02 PM
Changing an impeller on a direct drive is pretty easy. On a v-drive you would need a puller or the process could be a little bit tougher.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=618&highlight=impeller+puller

captkidd
07-29-2005, 04:18 PM
Fully-stocked Snap On upright tool chest
Replacement engine
Extra set of seat skins
Spare prop, strut, driveshaft, rudder
Spare bimini top
Spare teak platform

Of course all those are bogus, but the last one would have come in handy a few years ago. I was storing the boat at a friend's house, and I had to remove the platform to get it in the garage. I took off to the lake in a hurry and didn't realize until I got there that the platform was still in the garage :eek: . NTS, it makes it much tougher to get back in the boat, and also causes the boat to handle differently.

AirJunky
07-29-2005, 04:23 PM
I was storing the boat at a friend's house, and I had to remove the platform to get it in the garage. I took off to the lake in a hurry and didn't realize until I got there that the platform was still in the garage :eek: . NTS, it makes it much tougher to get back in the boat, and also causes the boat to handle differently.

Hehe, and I thought I was the only one who had done that. We just skied back to the dock because getting in the boat was too much of a pain. And didn't notice the boat handling any different.

maristarman
07-29-2005, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the link OhioProStar.

We forgot the swim platform once too. It was a major pain getting in and out of the boat, until we blew up the tube and used it as a floating platform.

I guess sometimes tubes do have a respectable place behind a Mastercraft....