Suggested Spares and Tools for your Catalina

When you are out on the water, you want to be prepared for emergencies and for small things that can prevent a well running boat.


  • Metric and English open end and box wrenches, wrenches and other tools that fit the engine
  • Adjustable wrench, pliers, needle nosed, vice grip pliers, channel lock pliers,
  • Small to very large Screwdrivers to match fittings
  • hammer, big hammer, small ball peen hammer,
  • multi-bit screwdriver
  • 1/4 drive socket set, 3/8 drive ratchet and select sockets for larger nuts aboard, stainless steel tool set
  • hacksaw and spare blades
  • wire strippers, wire cutters, selection of crimp terminals, lengths of wire, wire crimper
  • Loos gauge (measures rigging tension),
  • an ice-pick,
  • Dremel,
  • Drill, complete drill bit set, #10, 1/4-20, 5/16 taps, a tap handle,
  • 12-ft tape measure,
  • bolt cutter
  • fine toothed file, fine toothed triangular file, wood rasp,
  • allen wrenches
  • soldering gun and solder,
  • vise mounted on a 2×6
  • some touchup paint, masking tape, epoxy, sandpaper, sealants,
  • lubricants including machine oil, WD-40, stopcock grease, winch oil and grease, Teflon spray, Teflon paste
  • duct tape!

Safety items

  • First Aid kit
  • wood plugs for all thru-hull, attached to thru-hulls
  • crash kit with a length of fiberglass tape
  • extra GPS


  • impeller and gaskets for all pumps aboard, hose clamps, hose
  • set of plugs
  • set of what ever holds the prop on
  • fuel filters
  • fasteners for the ones used on the boat
  • stainless steel hardware (bolts, nuts, shackles)
  • rigging pins, cotter keys, etc. bulldog clips (small u-bolts for cable) and a length of rigging wire
  • bulbs for all lights aboard
  • batteries for handheld devices
  • lighter for stove, matches in a different place,
  • length of wax paper, a tube of sealant and a squeegee
  • sail repair kit – needles, palm, tape, “thread”, plastic vise-clip/clamp
  • BoatLife Life Seal, Neverseize,
  • Clevis pins for turnbuckles and toggles (at least one for each size aboard), anchor shackle
  • Spool of SS seizing wire, Rigging tape, Sail repair tape,
  • Ditty bag with assorted needles, palm, fids, thread, acing tape, whipping twine, etc., Compartmented plastic box with assorted SS nuts bolts, washers, cotter pins, self tapping and wood screws, etc.,
  • Spare line in a variety of sizes


  • Water pump impeller, spark plugs, pull cord for recoil starter, end fitting for the fuel line, shear pins,