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Just Scored an Insanely Good Deal!

I always hear about folks getting deals like these that come along once in a blue moon. Today was finally my day!!

My mother-in-law works with an industrial rigging wholesaler. I guess they have a good working relationship, and when he heard I had a boat he offered to help me out if I ever needed anything. I finally took him up on his offer and asked for 3x 120' lengths of 3/8 inch dyneema or Sta-Set X line for some new halyards.

Looking at West Marine, they list it at about $1.21 a foot, so I'm thinking I may come in at $300.

Well, he just got back to me, and he was able to get ahold of 600' spools (my choice of color) for $150 each!! To make it even better, they are going to put the eye splices in the 3x 120' lengths for me as well. I jumped on 2 spools. Almost wishing I'd have gotten some more at that price, but I didn't want to take advantage.

That's 1,200' of 3/8 inch double braided line for $300!


I thought it would be cool to see who else has gotten some rediculously good deals on boat stuff.

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Got a TackTick Sailmaster for $200, seemed like a good deal

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Great deal on the line!
I've managed to not lose too much when I've sold all my previous boats, that's almost unbelievable!

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Great deal on the line!
I've managed to not lose too much when I've sold all my previous boats, that's almost unbelievable!

Getting out of a boat without losing your a$$ is probably the best deal of them all!

I've been hit or miss with the resale of my boats. I got the original purchase price for my last one (less operating costs) which I considered a win. I've listed my current boat, but I've spent so much on upgrades over the past few years that, despite the great deal on line that I just got, there's no way I could recover everything I've put into the boat. That translates to a good deal for someone, but I really want something geared more toward full time cruising/living aboard.

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i got my current boat for $1000. $12,000 later i got it to float now i figure if i put another $10k into it i should get $12k for it. someones in for a great deal. I'm currently looking for a sailboat around 36-40' for around 10k. I'll post my great deal when i find it
for me i dont trust a boat until i have to rebuild it.
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Bought a boat with a cradle for $700. Sold the working stove for $50. Sold the cradle for $250. 1000 lb. lead keel @$.75/lb. the stripped hull is cut up and awaiting disposal for free.
The spinnaker pole,boom, mast and spinnaker, two mains, and four jibs are stashed throughout the house.
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Nice, BJ. If those were self tailing winches, we might be having a discussion.
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A year ago. Craig's list, I bought a walker bay 8ft with complete sailing rig and floatation bag, the only option it did not have was the wrap around floatation tube.
$300!

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I was pleased to discover the brand new, never used, 15 year old merriman quick change genoa cars hiding under the sink. Everything else was damn near gravy.

It almost kind of, sort of, karmically makes up for the tens of thousands I've invested in boats worth thousands.

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I missed this auction because I bid more than the reserve at the last minute. The other guy got a 60 pound "Mason" anchor for $100.

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