Spares and Repairs

I admit it – I have got an addiction to little plastic containers! Particularly these Sistema ones in the featured image. They are great quality plastic and have an airtight seal-able lid. I love them and I have recently categorised my box of spare bits and bobs in these handy containers – and I have even labelled them with a labeling machine. I am such a nerd!

Anyway here is what I have got in each box at the moment and I intend to add bits to the list and my kit as I go.


I keep a Folder with the clear plastic sleeves for adding all the manuals for all bits of equipment on board. I will also have a list of email addresses for the main suppliers of the major systems on board, so that if any spare parts need to be ordered then I will be able to email them to get parts sent ASAP. If we get a new yacht, then I will ask for detailed drawings of the plumbing and wiring systems on board as well. I have heard that Nigel Calders “Boat Owners Mechanical and Electrical Manual” is a great book to have. So I am going to track one of those down.


I will also make up a folder of a detailed inventory of all items on board, categorised in to various headings including spare parts, safety equipment, entertainment, navigation, communication, galley etc. This could also come in handy for insurance purposes and keeping track of what is on board.

Maintenance Log

I have got a maintenance log book where I will record all the things done on the yacht and will also keep in there any receipts and supplier details so I can either re-order from them again or contact if there are any problems.

Sail Repair Kit

  • Sail repair tape
  • Sail hanks
  • Sail slides
  • Sail thread and needles

Tape & Glue

  • Duct tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Masking tape
  • Non skid tape
  • Thread tape
  • Super glue
  • Velcro
  • Silicone sealer

Cable Ties and Lashing

  • Various sizes of cable ties
  • A reel of thin ish rope
  • Bungy cord
  • Wire


  • All kinds of different batteries for all battery operated items on board

Dinghy & Paddleboard Repair Kit

  • Patches
  • Glue


  • Various lengths of wire
  • Assorted electrical connectors
  • Assorted fuses
  • Spare light bulbs

Engine Spares

  • Anodes
  • Filters
  • Belts
  • Thermostat
  • Hoses
  • Impeller
  • Engine Oil
  • Dinghy motor spares – spark plugs etc
  • Gaskets

Fastenings (all stainless steel marine grade)

  • Bolts
  • Washers
  • Nuts
  • Screws
  • Hose clips
  • Split pins


  • Variety of different D shackles

Fibreglass repair kit

  • Mat
  • Cloth
  • Epoxy resin & hardener
  • Sandpaper

Rig Spares

  • Wire
  • Terminals


  • Winch grease
  • Spare palls and springs
  • Spare winch handle


  • Ear muffs
  • Rubber gloves
  • Protective goggles
  • Rags


  • WD40

Get yourself some Sistema Containers for all your spare parts and they come in really handy in the galley too.

Sistema Klip It 10-Pack Value Set (20 pieces total with lids) Containers, Value Pack

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