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Old 20-08-2016, 18:14   #16
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Do old girlfriends count?
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Old 20-08-2016, 19:07   #17
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Dead right on the cars. I'm forking over 150 bucks to get a couple of small pins and bushes made for my jib cars. Absolute bargain compared to new replacement cost.

I also think Simnet leads are ridiculously priced, too. Especially after the usual "aussie markup" is applied.

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Old 20-08-2016, 19:44   #18
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Some of these responses are eye watering.

Half this stuff I've never heard of. What's a toggle adapter bushing?? Don't tell me or my boat will decides she needs one.

Who the hell said we could go cruising in $500 per month.

Yes, Palagic, ex-girlfriends are specifically excluded. I said SMALL and useless.
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Old 20-08-2016, 19:51   #19
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Vane repair kit for a Raymarine windvane. $170.00

I only needed the inner screw but you can't buy that separately.
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Though there were a few custom, exotic metal fittings for the IACC boats which may come close. They were of the sort where if you have to ask how much $...

As to personal use. Most likely, Titanium Devcon. $120/lb
Though the per/lb cost of many rigging fittings is definitely higher than that. But $120 for epoxy putty still irks me. As unlike pricy rum, the putty has a shelf life.
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

I think the most expensive per pound is a Karver Halyard lock. At 150grams and $1,500 it's about 1/4 the price of a gold bar.
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Insurance survey. Useless piece of paper. $400.

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Left hand nut to hold the flange onto my Yanmah gear box. About 3/4" and cost $60 back in 2002.
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Old 21-08-2016, 00:38   #24
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Amiot traveler car for our main sheet. They wanted $1695. For a new one , we re welded ours instead and replaced the toggles.

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I recently installed a Raymarine autopilot. The cost of Seatalk cables kind of surprised me. For example, 30 bucks for a ~1 foot cable. Not a large cost from a boating budget standpoint - just felt like a rip off.
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$1500 for the second alternator we needed. We then redesigned everything and don't need it now. Functions perfectly as Engine Room Door Propper Opener.

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$250.00 for a westerbeaker gen exhause elbow
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$32 for a screen door hook.
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

The two-point navigation system. Available in various colors, but difficult to find images other than light tan.

Sometimes free, but the maintenance is staggering.

(Likely you'll have to look it up )
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I just paid $300 for a Johnson water pump">raw water pump for my Yanmar. Ouch!
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