‘Spare Parts For Today’s Cruising Boat Owner’ by Bill Parlatore

There was a time when every marine professional recommended that anyone going cruising should carry spare parts for just about everything in the boat, however unrealistic that was. Seminar after seminar, the message was always the same. Yet the sheer expense of carrying around such redundancy, assuming it would even fit on the boat, made that impossible. It is 2020, and look at the world we live in. If one cruises anywhere in North America, as long as there is cell service, Amazon, FedEx, UPS, USPS, and DHL are but a click away. Guaranteed overnight delivery is a valid alternative to local suppliers, who also may have what you need on their shelves.