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Old 07-05-2004, 14:27   #1
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where does it all go?

Hi all, I have been on the hunt for boat bits a pieces to get my vessel sailing. Here in NZ we have a website called "trademe.co.nz" and in relation to such a small country as ours, it has heaps and heaps of boat bits for sale. But also because of our small country, the amount of gear is still limited. Especially for a vessel the size I have.
So out of curiosity, where on earth does all the bits and pieces go in the USA. I mean, there must be "boat loads;-) out there surely. I find very little listed on Ebay, or am I looking in the wrong place. I figured there must be gear around after I see the pictures of the devastation in Marina's you US guy's encounter from Hurricanes. With the number of obviouse write offs that surely must occur, I would have thought insurance companies or private individuals would be selling equipment salvaged. Plus just upgrades etc. So any ideas of good wesites for me to browse and keep a lookout?
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Old 07-05-2004, 18:51   #2
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you can start with "sailorman"
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Old 07-05-2004, 21:05   #3
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http://www.sailorman.com/index.html

Yup, Sailorman has a bunch of used stuff, some good, some not so.

I am over there almost every day and have found bargains on new and used gear.

Bought an EPIBR today for $610.00.


Know every employee on a first name basis and have sold stuff,
both on a commision basis and direct sale.

There was a similar place in St. Thomas back in the 80s when I did the live-aboard gig down there.
Forgot the name of that store, but remember the bargains.

Know guys that have bought SSB radios and other stuff on E-bay for decent prices.

Yes, there is bargains out there, but it takes some patience.
Or the right location.
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Old 08-05-2004, 00:27   #4
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Thanks to you both, CSY & Irwinsailor. This "Sailorman" looks a great place.
I must say though, I may be a little spoilt down here. I have been very fortunate to just pick up a brand new Bamar Furler for almost half price and a NZ$4500 brand new Furling headsail for NZ$500.00.
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Old 08-05-2004, 06:09   #5
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Maritime salvage places are really quite common in the States. Most major sailing cities do have some kind of marine exchange. In Annapolis Maryland, where I live and sail, Bacons and Associates has a very wide sellection. Ocean Outfitters also used to have a very nice selection but they lost thier building in a snow storm. There is a place on the Eastern Shore of Md that buys old boats at auction and demo's them for the parts. There used to be a marine swap meet on line that was very good for winches, engines and the like. I think it is long gone when its operator went cruising. A lot of gear just gets tossed. A used winch for example has comparatively little value as internal parts get hard to come by and the parts have a limited lifespan before bearings, pawlsockets, and gearsets need serious attention. Blocks are the same way.

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Old 08-05-2004, 08:15   #6
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In BC Canada we have www.popeyesailorsexchange.com I will be getting a used 12 volt refridgerator from them for $50-
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Old 19-05-2004, 16:52   #7
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Jeff H, would you be willing to share the name and town of that place on the MD eastern shore that you mentioned?
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Down under I brought the complete rigging of a ketch masts,booms and rigging for $3,000Aud from an insurance co but it was where is as is. Boats and parts are cheap when their stuck on the bricks.
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Some Used Boat Stuff Resources:

Bacon Associates - http://www.bacon-sails.com/
Annapolis, MD (410) 263-4880

Bingham and Associates - Pensacola, Fla., (888) 432-1512, binghamandassoc@juno.com.

By-The-Sea (Boaters’ Exchange Board) http://www.everythingboats.com/btsex...sexchange.html

Cap'ns Wherehouse - Norfolk, VA. email at CapNlee@aol.com. (757) 588-2880.

Don's Salvage - http://www.donssalvage.com/
e-mail info@donssalvage.com Clearwater, Florida (727) 576-8577


Marine Consignment of Wickford - http://www.marineconsignment.com/ -- Sam and Kathy Angelini in Wickford, RI. (401) 295-9709, or marinecon@ids.net.

Marine Exchange - http://www.marineexchange.com/
800-888-8699. Peabody, MA.

Minneys Yacht Surplus - http://www.minneysyachtsurplus.com/ They've got used sails and more in Costa Mesa, CA. (949) 548-4192.

Nautical Trader - ntrader@juno.com -- Nokomis, FL. (941) 488-0766, (941) 484-0076 (fax)

Newport Nautical - http://www.newportnautical.com/ -- Bud Heaton, 888-847-9241.. The shop's in Newport, RI.

Ocean Outfitters - http://www.oceanoutfitters.com/ Annapolis, MD. (410) 267-0021. E-mail - email@oceanoutfitters.com

Popeye's Marine - popeyesmarine@juno.com -- More new and consignment gear for sailors. Talk to Dean Sevon. Everett, WA. (425) 339-9479.

SailNet Classified Ads. http://www.sailnet.com/resources/classifieds/index.cfm

Sailorman.com - http://www.sailorman.com/usedgear.htm. e-mail shop@sailorman.com. Fort Lauderdale, FL. (800) 523-0772.

Sea Chest Marine, propellers new and used marine equipment. http://www.seachestmarine.com/index.htm or e-mail steve@seachestmarine.com

Soundings Nautical Tag Sale. http://www.soundingspub.com/search/tag/search.shtml
Used Sailboat Hardware. http://www.yachting.net/forum/subject43.html

Wolf's Marine, Benton Harbor, MI, (616) 926-1068. http://www.wolfsmarine.com. e-mail info@wolfsmarine.com

Props & misc. Neal at Seacure@dellnet.com
????? http://www.recycledmarine.com/

Used Lewmar stuff bugnanny @tampabay.rr.com

and my favourite:
SAILORMAN in Ft. Lauderdale (800) 523-0772.
http://www.sailorman.com/
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Great list Gord May.
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Old 26-05-2004, 23:03   #11
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Hi OzSkip, great to have someone else from reasonably close by on here. Yeah the insurance places idea interested me. But how did you track that down. I have only ever come across a 40ft launch from a finance company that the cient defaulted on. I could have got it for almost nothing. But I didn't need the distraction, so I turned it down. I think someone else did get it for nothing. It was costing the finace company more than it owed them with having it up on the hard.
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By the way, is there no way of replying direct to another post on this place???
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