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Old 21-08-2016, 09:20   #31
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

This could be a bucket thread real fast.
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Old 21-08-2016, 09:25   #32
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

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a few years ago I had a client who wanted a C map chart of the world (all the C map charts); I think it was north of $8K US and it came on a set of 5 (I think) DVD's... he wins (??)

I my case I think it was probably a bearing for my Hundested prop... something like $489; fit in my palm abeit a bit heavy

Thread drift but... I now have prop envy. I so wish we coulda' afforded a Hundested controllable pitch prop when we were rebuilding the boat. Sigh.


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Old 21-08-2016, 10:40   #33
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

Mark,

I was going to elect our shiny ss windlass [boat bling...] but it is far from useless... and in retrospect, the $/lb is comparable to others... [It weighs ~110lbs...]

To make ourselves feel better about the costs, we label the category of items you are asking about Boat Jewelry...

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Old 21-08-2016, 11:00   #34
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

I k now, it's unbelievable to me the price of blocks and cars! it's just plain ridiculous.
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Old 21-08-2016, 11:42   #35
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$550 for a new motor for my windlass! I'm sur the motor was worth less than $100 if I could found a replacement that fit the assembly ☹️
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Old 21-08-2016, 14:36   #36
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

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I'm starting this competition because I am going to win!

What's the most expen$ive, smallest, most useless bit of equipment you have needed to buy?

They say its pouring money into a hole in the water... and sometimes its so right!

Today I forked out $445 USD for 1 genoa sheet car. OK, its not quite useless but its not like I'm going to notice it next week.

So what's your most hefty payout that still makes you wince?
At that price Mark, I presume it is packed with sensors and a microchip, self powered (by solar of course) and will reposition itself for optimum sail shape!
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

A bolt, bolting the chain plate to the hull, while not useless, the price drove me nuts. An exact match was $42.

Want to know how much a slightly larger, more common size bolt of the same material cost? $8.

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A bolt, bolting the chain plate to the hull, while not useless, the price drove me nuts. An exact match was $42.

Want to know how much a slightly larger, more common size bolt of the same material cost? $8.
Jabsco O rings are like that. Common size costs 10 per penny but they make theirs a bee's dick bigger... costs $10

Makes me sick
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

ANY Yanmar part
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

$50k in rent. For a lopsided piece of dirt that flooded, to build a shed on to rebuild my boat in. Where did it go? You cant even see where I've been!
Council told me it was an illegal occupation , even tho I was there eleven years.
How come I paid 50k then?

A racor rubber ball the size of a pea, $25.
*I Second, any Yanmar part.
*For that matter any boat part.
*Marine firmware, its free, but you need a $1000 hardware part to install it.
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Friend wanted to go sailing. A divorce was required. His costs vastly exceed any of the above. Please send my winnings to the Mens Shed organisation in Australia.
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Not a boat item - but spent $100K for a single memory board for Sperry Univac 1100/60 mainframe back in 1982. I'm thinking it was a 128K of memory - YES I said "K"
this memory board made that bad boy run like a screaming eagle!
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Wow I feel so much better about my boat and the silly things it thinks she needs. Nothing to close to other things mentioned in posts. This is a contest I am happy to lose. But wait, I thought of something, I remember A Garmin Hand Held Sat Nav, for 2 grand, and two fixes a day if you were lucky.

Do I win
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

I wouldn't say they were useless. Quite the contrary. But C map chart SD chips for circumnavigating are gram for gram the most expensive thing I ever put on my boat! You could put the whole world on a cracker with some peanut butter and swallow them whole!
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$750 for a sexton, it does look sexy and people smile when you say you have to have it.
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