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Old 28-02-2012, 13:03   #1
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EASY Money (Time/Energy) Savers for Beginners

I've read many good ideas about saving money on CF, most recently whether it is more efficient to heat water with an electric kettle or with propane. These are big helpers to all of us.

However, many of us are still working to generate income and I image that the majority of us will not be "extreme minimalist" and will utilize the easier tips most of all.

Please share your tips and ideas? Thanks
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Wear a T-shirt the regular way, then wear it inside-out. When it rots in the back and neck area - convert it into a designer fender sock.

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Well, for starters - with departure imminent within the year, and me having given up gainful employment in order to practise for the life of leisure, the first place we started econmising was the sushi bar. Instead of visiting it once a week, we're down to about once a month. That already saves us about $200 a month.
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Figure out which standard automotive or truck oil filters and oil your engine uses, and usually save at least 50% over the OEM or marine versions, and often get better quality at the same time. I can buy various brands of filters at WalMart that fit my Perkins, and even if I buy the top of the line version there it is cheaper than the marine version. Truck type diesel oil purchased there, like Delo, Rotella, and Delvac is identical or better than what you can get in marinas and marine stores.

Purchase Deka-Penn deep cycle batteries at Sams Club that are less than half the price and identical to the ones sold by West Marine.

Purchase fisherman's weather gear">foul weather gear, like Grundens, and save $$ over designer yachty stuff, and it works better and lasts far longer.

Check out Amazon.com for lots of marine gear at rock bottom prices. I just purchased a couple of Hella battery switches there for less than $15 a piece--they're $32.99 in the WM catalog.
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(...) the sushi bar (...)
Well, look overboard: what do you make of all that seaweed?

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I just saved a lot of money on a new starter for my Yanmar 3gm30. A certain well known diesel parts co. wanted $400 for the Hitachi replacement, and another Yanni supplier wanted $300+ for the starter. An online company called Pat's Small Engines Plus offered a replacement for $79.95. I ordered it, installed it and it worked perfectly. The big question is "How long will it last?"
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I like it when I can make something I can use on board. I like it even better when it does not cost me anything:
THE BIANKA LOG BLOG: A DIFFERENT KIND OF BUCKET LIST
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I just saved a lot of money on a new starter for my Yanmar 3gm30. A certain well known diesel parts co. wanted $400 for the Hitachi replacement, and another Yanni supplier wanted $300+ for the starter. An online company called Pat's Small Engines Plus offered a replacement for $79.95. I ordered it, installed it and it worked perfectly. The big question is "How long will it last?"

WOW! Thanks for sharing Pat's Small Engines Plus with us! I hope it lasts you a VERY long time.

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I like it when I can make something I can use on board. I like it even better when it does not cost me anything:
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Very clever I scanned you blog and I'm eager to read more. It was a quick look, but I could not locate your bio or your vessel.

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