We want to live simply, off the grid, with less "stuff" than we do onshore. Its easy to say but at the same time we want to be self sufficient, be able to live for long periods in very remote areas where we cant rely on anyone but ourselves so we must be prepared.
So all you can do is have as close as possible to "everything you need and nothing more". But that is a moving target depending on so many factors, such as the age and frequency of use of the gear you are maintaining, the length of time you intend to be without re supply, the size or extent of repair/contingency work you plan for.
When we were in the latter stages of building the boat I made sure that I kept track of any tool or product I needed and ensured I took them with me when we launched the boat. I am confident that I can pull the entire boat apart and any system onboard if I needed to as they are the exact same tools I put it together with.
These photos were taken late Summer 2017 in Tasmania when we were at home getting ready for our 2nd season in the Pacific. We emptied the boat, took stock of what we had used, threw away a few things, added a few more and repacked for sailing offshore again. Its what we are currently carrying.
If you have a tool, or product that you think is missing that you couldn't do without on your baot let us know. I owe all I know now to the ideas shared by others in the boating community. I feel obligated to pass on what I do know and eager to continue to learn what I don't.
I hope that browsing through these pics you saw an item that you don't currently have onboard that might come in handy one day. I haven't listed everything out. One very rainy day I might get time for a full stock take but if you see an item you want to know what it is drop a comment below.
I haven't got a photo of the engine spares. Bit of oil, coolant, oil and fuel filters, couple of belts, anodes, water pump impellers. Haven't got anything more serious than that onboard for the engines. Spare filters and oil for the water maker and a few spares to do an outboard service as well.
In the mean time writing this has got me out of any video editing for another day so that's a win!!