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Old 09-01-2012, 16:08   #1
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I Do Love my Free Stuff

At the local dump yesterday dumping a trailer load of palm fronds and found this 30 inch destroyer wheel sitting there waiting for a new owner, not a mark on it and even has the bronze bush in the middle for reduction down to 3/4 inch shaft.

I suppose thats the decision made on what steering wheel I'll have.

For now it's "art work".



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Old 09-01-2012, 16:19   #2
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Re: I do love my free stuff

I hope the boat is up to the wheel.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:36   #3
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I hope the boat is up to the wheel.
Oh I think its definitely up to the "Free" wheel found at the dump.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:42   #4
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Re: I do love my free stuff

Must be nice, to throw away a US$541+ item (new) and not even sweat it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:59   #5
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Must be nice, to throw away a US$541+ item (new) and not even sweat it.
Ridiculous isn't it.

The media tell us people and business are doing it tough but they also tell us Roll's Royce post's record sales
and French Champagne sales surged in 2011
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Bloody freewheelers!
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I got offered a Free Genoa last week, from a PO 3 or 4 owners back (thanks to the interweb!).........not seen it, so could be a very good reason why was replaced!.......but might be a nice hank sail on that was simply replaced when the foresail furler was installed.

I too like Free!
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Good score CMD!
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Old 10-01-2012, 14:25   #9
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Did you look for the rest of the boat while you were there?
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Dave, I am chasing a couple of assymetric spinnakers any size or condition, if you fall over any let me know, and of course any chain or line in good nick is always welcome.
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For our house, I got a free 5hp Tecumseh powered wood chipper.
It had only been used once, then stored under a tree for about five years.
The guy even delivered it!
Once I pressure washed it, it looked and worked like brand new.
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Ever mount that wheel on your sailboat?
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Re: I Do Love my Free Stuff

we should start a "what i scored today thread"
My score, perfect fit sail cover, ahh, wahh, it had mildew and torn logo.
Nice Bimini same one.
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Ever mount that wheel on your sailboat?
On a sailboat?
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CMD - What goes around....

Factor, just stay on your end of the aisle. I saw you looking at my anchor...Its too big for you.
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