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Old 20-08-2016, 11:11   #1
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Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

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?
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Old 20-08-2016, 11:32   #2
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Re: Most Expensive, Smallest bit of Boat Junk U Needed to Buy

A $350 bearing the size of a gum ball for a watermaker that is a piece of crap.
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Old 20-08-2016, 11:48   #3
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$5k for new sails when every time I want to get somewhere, I have to MOTOR!
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Here: 140 bucks for a piece of cast iron. A.k.a Volvo Penta original parts (exhaust elbow).

It came out more expensive per kilo than quality Spanish dried ham!!!! UFB

But you win ;-) your part is alloy, very light. I reckon you are aiming at 500 USD per pound or thereabouts?

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Depending on the size of Guys "gumball" he might be winning. My bit of junk is just over a pound... But the box may have been heavy
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$550.00 for a water heater, recommended by the manufacturers for my hot tub, but which was only 120 volts and burned out, (twice), after only a weeks use.
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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
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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?
Hey Mark. I didn't realize these were so expensive. I bought two of them from my neighbors 423 for $100 for the pair. Used of course but I like them so much better than a block.
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Hey Mark. I didn't realize these were so expensive. I bought two of them from my neighbors 423 for $100 for the pair. Used of course but I like them so much better than a block.
Wow! You got a deal! Now knowing the price you can have a smile on the dial, you just saved 800 smackers...
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that's about the nicest looking car I've ever seen ...

I once paid $2500 for a very little code to use 4mb memory on my Topcon HiperLite rover GPS ... it was kinda useless
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3000 euros for heat exchanger internals(original quote 7000), ONE engine mount 200 euros, halyard exit plate (25 gms of plastic) 42 euros including freight.
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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.
Should have bought some low friction ring-dings and made some of those fancy strops those knot nerds keep going on about...
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Biggest ripoff? Bought a new exhaust elbow in NZ.... included was a small gasket for the cooling water injection bit.... NZ$17.....cost in the UK...75p

My latest eye watering item...."1x Set Single S/S Tang assembly 5/8” Pin – 20mm Cross Bolt to suit section 130mm wide £ 493.11 + Vat ( Internal compression tube not included )2x Extended – Compression Eyes to suit 5/8” pin £ 187.04 Pair + Vat"
UKP 680.14 ex VAT for a bolt, two tangs , and two other bits.

Converting from swaged t-balls to Staloks and tangs at the top of my lowers...
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Just spent over 100K on stuff that is below the water line that only a midget lost in the bilge could see. Guess I really like the boat...hoho.
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Harken 1/2" to 5/8" toggle adapter bushings $70. I needed 2 sets for my rigging upgrades. .
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