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Old 27-03-2006, 19:39   #1
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Sites for 2nd-hand gear

So, apart from e-bay, y'all know of any good websites for 2nd hand boat stuff for sale?
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Old 27-03-2006, 22:04   #2
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Minneys is a good place

If you call them asking for specific things, they will usually look for them for you. Long way from Tasmania, tho, in Southern California...

Hope this might help.

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Old 28-03-2006, 03:27   #3
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If it's boat gear intended for a cruising sailboat, I would suggest you think about placing ads on the BB's of cruising associations. The gear will need to be expensive enough that a fair price to you plus large shipping costs (from Tasmania?) will still produce a decent buy for someone in N America or Europe, the two main regions with yachting/sailing populations

Examples of these organizations might be:
1. SSCA -
2. Ocean Cruising Club -,5/
3. Cruising Assn - based in London; you can both ask the office to post physically and seek to post on their BB at (no one pays more for boat gear, it seems, than the Brit sailor!)
4. Cruising Club of America -

There are others (e.g. isn't there a Blue Water Cruising Assn. based in W Canada?) you could seek out.

I would imagine this woudn't be the most likely approach for you. The larger, well-known consignment shops in the USA (Sailorman in FL, Minney's in CA and Bacon's in MD) would be quite suitable for this purpose but I don't think the financial equation would work for you, assuming you do ship from down under.

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Old 28-03-2006, 03:46   #4
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Here is a site in Melbourne I found by searching:

Sorry can't offer any opinion on dealing with them.
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Old 28-03-2006, 12:08   #5
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Try this.

I have spent a lot of time on both Ebay and Trademe. I have had several deals og wrong on Ebay and have decided it just isn't worth the hassle anymore. I have had no support from the Ebay people as a buyer.
Trademe on the other hand, is completly reverse. I have never had a bad deal. And if a p[roblem does ever occur, the support from Trademe staff is excellent, for both Seller AND buyer.
Good luck.

Oh and if you or anyone ever has a problem with a seller not wanting to freight overseas, use me as a delivery address and I can send it on for you.

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Old 28-03-2006, 22:01   #6
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Its a bit closer to home but sadly they do not appear to have site.

Try searching on Yacht Grot in Fremantle, Western Australia. They have a large shop full of second hand kit - used to be run by Trevor - and I'm sure if you list what you need they will repond by email or fax.

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One of my favorities is Sailorman in Ft Lauderdale Fl ....
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