Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 24-03-2015, 12:04   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Seattle, WA
Boat: C&C Landfall 38
Posts: 255
What's on your Defender sale list?

Any great deals you're looking to pick up when the sale starts this week? Or regular "household" items you find you frequently need?

A lot of the stuff I'm picking up is small and cheap - various maintenance knickknacks that I don't have yet. Is there anything on my list you've had bad experiences with or would recommend an alternative?
  • Carbon Monoxide detector - FireBox Xintex Sentinel
  • Tef Gel 1/4oz
  • Robline whipping twine, 0.8mm, 80 meters.
  • 50' 1/8" Novabraid Polyester accessory cord, for making a lead line to verify/calibrate depth sounder.
  • Evercoat Gelcoat Repair Kit
  • Falcon Sports signal horn
  • West System Maxi repair pack
  • Handheld VHF - not sure which one yet
  • Tank monitors (water+holding) - haven't been able to make up my mind yet, not sure they have what I want.
  • Butyl tape - probably will instead buy the stuff from MaineSail / CompassMarine
  • MareLube marine valve lubricant - for seacocks
  • 250' of line for making lazyjacks - probably 3/16" Samson XLS yacht braid
  • A type 1 life jacket like Mustang 4-One SOLAS or Stearns 6000 Merchant Mate II.
__________________

__________________
Blog: www.svviolethour.com
Tessellate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2015, 12:06   #2
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,070
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

I just spent $300 this week, you telling me there is a sale next week?

Story of my life, day late (early in this case) and a dollar short
__________________

__________________
a64pilot is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2015, 12:40   #3
Moderator
 
sailorchic34's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: SF Bay Area
Boat: Islander 34
Posts: 4,815
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Quote:
Originally Posted by a64pilot View Post
I just spent $300 this week, you telling me there is a sale next week?

Story of my life, day late (early in this case) and a dollar short
Yep, Defender always has a inventor sale at the end of march. Best time to order big ticket items. Or even small ticket.
__________________
sailorchic34 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2015, 17:48   #4
senior windbag
 
Cuttyhunk's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: northeast USA
Boat: EndeavourCat 36
Posts: 373
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

My list has 8 plait anchor line, a group 27 battery for the fishing boat, two dock lines, a fender...I'm going on Friday and am debating a Simrad nss7 evo2. They usually have a couple of in-store-only electronics deals that could sway me if offered. I also may buy a new halyard or sheet, as I try to replace one piece of running rigging every year at the sale. I have a kid newly in college this year, though, so it may just be anchor line and fender.


Sent from my iPad using Cruisers Sailing Forum
__________________
Cuttyhunk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2015, 18:54   #5
Registered User
 
autumnbreeze27's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cruising Mexico
Boat: 50' Herreshoff Ketch
Posts: 967
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Thanks for posting this. I'm shopping some Raymarine gear and was surprised it was about $100 cheaper at thegpsstore. Looks like it starts tomorrow, so I'll have to check and see if they put anything on my list on sale!
__________________
autumnbreeze27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-03-2015, 18:57   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Able 50
Posts: 3,060
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Bottom paint - usually save around $200
__________________
savoir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 08:32   #7
Registered User
 
ztsf's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Hans Christian 4750
Posts: 107
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

The Defender Sales starts this evening (3/25/15 - ET) with internet sales and starts in the store tomorrow through Sunday. Defender's prices are already low and they knock off another 5% to 15% on almost everything.

Regarding your tank monitor - if you are looking to do a holding tank, I successfully installed the SCAD (the cheaper one on Defender's website), on my last boat. You have to have a non-metallic tank, and must have access to at least one side from bottom to top. The sensor is a metallic strip, taped onto the side of the tank and wired back tot he display head (which contains the processor). The installation is very easy - if you have the above condition. The display unit will read "Empty - 1/4 - 1/2 - 3/4 and Full". I have that satisfactory to maintain my tank and schedule my pump-outs.

On my new boat, I have a Tank Tender monitoring the fuel and water tanks. It seems to work quite well.
__________________
ztsf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 08:48   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: HOUSTON, TX.
Boat: WHITBY 42
Posts: 18
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Quote:
Originally Posted by VOYAGER II View Post
I always try to buy from Defender altho I have a Port Supply card Defender is usually less expensive. It is also a hometown business and not trying to become a monopoly.
I have a long shopping list for this sale.
IF YOU'RE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE, YOU'RE TAKING UP TO MUCH ROOM!
__________________
VOYAGER II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 09:02   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: DE
Posts: 36
Send a message via Skype™ to leont
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Is it a real sale? e.g.:
ACR RLB-36 GlobalFix iPRO GPS EPIRB Model 2848:
Defender - $622.24
The GPS Store - $599.95
Landfall - $595.00
__________________
leont is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 09:05   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: HOUSTON, TX.
Boat: WHITBY 42
Posts: 18
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

You'll have to wait for the sale to start, for the sale prices
__________________
VOYAGER II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 09:06   #11
Registered User
 
autumnbreeze27's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Cruising Mexico
Boat: 50' Herreshoff Ketch
Posts: 967
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Quote:
Originally Posted by leont View Post
Is it a real sale? e.g.:
ACR RLB-36 GlobalFix iPRO GPS EPIRB Model 2848:
Defender - $622.24
The GPS Store - $599.95
Landfall - $595.00
Sale pricing is available ONLINE or BY PHONE at 2PM EDT TODAY!
__________________
autumnbreeze27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 09:14   #12
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Boat: Able 50
Posts: 3,060
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Quote:
Originally Posted by leont View Post
Is it a real sale? e.g.:
ACR RLB-36 GlobalFix iPRO GPS EPIRB Model 2848:
Defender - $622.24
The GPS Store - $599.95
Landfall - $595.00
That is Defender's regular price. They are not particularly good on large electronic items.
__________________
savoir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 09:39   #13
Registered User
 
Matt sachs's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Tennessee
Boat: 1989 50 ft Roberts
Posts: 859
Images: 18
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

After my recent orders, I dont see how they could still have anything is stock......
__________________
Matt sachs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 11:31   #14
Registered User

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 21
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

Hi Tessellate! Signal horn suggestion!
We have to open 4 bridges almost every time we head out with a long and a short. we went through $15 air cans at least 4-5 per year.

Then I discovered this one "Seachoice Products Pump Blast Air Horn"!!!! we have used one, One, for over two years! the only reason i got a new one was I sat on it and broke it. so I bought two to have an extra, but dont think I will every need the extra.

We went through every single rechargeable, pumpup, big can, little can, etc. I am telling ya, we tried everything. You dont have to take my word, you can try then all too.

like I said, I am on my second one and it is two years old and gets used at least 30 times per month. (four bridges, both ways, sometimes multiple honks).

I am going to start giving them as christmas gifts now that I think about it.

enjoy
s/v Kittiwake (46.5 ft clearance)
Fremont, seattle, wa.
__________________
mikehmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2015, 20:39   #15
Registered User
 
xeon_tsd's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: "Out There" (mailing Austin TX)
Boat: Lafitte 44
Posts: 419
Re: What's on your Defender sale list?

new B&G Package.

maybe a new Solar controller
some line for my new Garhauer Traveler
jacket for the wife
washdown pump
bungee cord

and and and
__________________

__________________
hopefully I will keep this updated.... http://svchapaai.com
xeon_tsd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
fender, sale

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Defender vs West Marine Vasco Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 54 23-04-2010 10:35
Maxwell RC500 & RC800 on Sale at Defender Opie91 Anchoring & Mooring 1 30-03-2010 07:11
Defender Sale ! New Grill ! Intrepid Dollars & Cents 0 25-03-2010 10:55
Defender "can't see the forest for all the trees" rleslie Product or Service Reviews & Evaluations 21 24-06-2007 22:50
Defender? irwinsailor General Sailing Forum 7 09-02-2006 05:18



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:00.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.