You have answered in the affirmative. Because there may be plenty of master mariners of all makes and sizes in the same boat as you. Not just on your lake. Not just along your coastline. How about from all around the world. Over the years, it has been a universal challenge if you will. But gone are the days when you really had to wait months before your shipment of required parts finally arrived. Because these days it could just take a few days before your replacement marine parts reach your quayside.
Now, if you have a sense of humor, this ought to make you laugh. Here are a couple of things then. Whatever replacement marine parts you require, under usual circumstances or under emergency circumstances, these will be shipped to you the moment your order has been processed and the warehouse attendants have parceled and packaged your goods. Shipped. How coincidental is that? There’s more.
And so you would have thought back in the day. Indeed, it does only take a few days for some commercial lines to cross the Pacific. But such ocean-faring vessels will not be transporting your ordered replacement marine parts. If the packaging is feasible in shape, size and free of hazard, it could very well be shipped by airplane. Shipped! By airplane! Who would have thought? Funny thing that.
But the conventions remain. Of course the majority of the time, replacement parts and components and all other required materials will still be transported by container ship. And that container ship travels a lot faster than those from back in the day. Such arrangements remain necessary because where you are there is not a marine part warehouse in sight, not even within driving distance.