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used gear since the hurricanes?

I was wondering if there would be a lot of used gear on the market since the hurricanes. I could use some self-tailing winches and they are usually still pretty expensive used. Does anyone know of any websites where used gear is sold? I have tried craigslist but it is not user friendly as you have to go to the particular city to look for something. I didn't know if there was a salvage or insurance site where I could look...
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There will be a flood of stuff on e-bay; after the looters get through with the boats that are not salvaged. Unfortunately there is just not enough police services to protect all of the boats that were sent aground.
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I’ve wanted self tailing winches for years. Self tailing just isn’t worth the price it brings yet . . . for me anyway. I’m on the “Ebay Email Alert” for winches but nothing yet. I thought there would be stuff after Katrina but hardly anything ever materialized. It looks like many more sailboats met their demise in Ike. We’ll see.




I am sorry for the loss to so many people. I don't want to sound like a vulture.
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a while ago, I think it was T34C posted a site of a place that sells salvaged gear...I had it but lost it.

Try that
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Not much on Ebay. However, Defender has Lewmar 40s for $699 which ain't bad...
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I am looking for self-tailers on Ebay but prices they command just aren't very attractive. In fact Defender has a nice sale on new Lewmar 40s ST. Oh, wait - someone mentioned it already.

I am sure there are a lot more buyers than sellers for decent winches.
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Suddenly lots of inquiries for used gear...

Here is the list I posted in March Used parts sources
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Some years ago I bought a replacement pair of winches from Minney's Yacht Surplus. I see they now are selling on ebay, but at the moment the only winches they have are non S/T.

They sell all kinds of equipment from salvaged boats. Send them an email and tell them what you are looking for.

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Put me down for a pair of self-tailers as well
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