SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > Cheap boat parts?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Cheap boat parts? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
09-05-2013 01:41 AM
VallelyJ
Re: Cheap boat parts?

Know the Chinese word for quality?
They don't have one.
For rope, try Milwawkee Rigging on ebay. They deal in New England Rope and are always auctioning pre-cut halyards and other useful lengths, often with a splice on one end, and they tend to go very inexpensively if you don't need something quickly and can wait a few weeks till the size, length and color you need comes up. Lots of sta-set and sta-set X.
I always check with them first. I have no connection with them, just a cheap parts hound like yourself.
09-05-2013 01:08 AM
kunkwriter
Re: Cheap boat parts?

As far as line goes, guy on ebay has a store called "Discount Rope and Line". Haven't found anyone selling cheaper, and the rope is good. He's easy to work with as well for custom orders.
09-05-2013 12:53 AM
manatee
Re: Cheap boat parts?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimMcGee View Post
Chuckles said it well, but additionally Garhauer provides great customer support. They actually answer emails, you can talk to them at the Annapolis show and they stand behind their products to an amazing degree. Excellent company.

And Chuckles "I get no thrill from champagne"????

You obviously haven't started your day with mimosas in the cockpit with the right woman

Or C. just watched "Blazing Saddles" again.

Fun place to browse, never know what they'll have:
Discounted New & Used Marine Gear
09-05-2013 12:50 AM
Alex W
Re: Cheap boat parts?

I actually find Harken blocks to be less expensive than Garhauer, especially in the sizes that would be used on a small day sailor. Their blocks are extremely nice to use too, usually they are both lighter and smoother than Garhauer.

As an example a single Harken 29mm block (model #340) is $17.52 from my local store. A Garhauer 25-series (40mm) single block is $21.42 from the same source (they don't make anything smaller). A Harken 40mm block is $18.12 (no swivel) or $22.20 (swivel), but really all of these 40mm blocks are overkill on your average day sailor.

So I disagree that Garhauer is the budget option for this boat.

Nautos blocks on eBay seem to be the cheap overseas alternative ($17 for a single 39mm block). I've never read anything good about them though, and would rather spend slightly more on Harken.
09-04-2013 11:39 PM
RobGallagher
Re: Cheap boat parts?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
Quality metallurgy is the thing the Chinese are worst at, and the thing that is most important for marine hardware.

The best DEAL for sailboat hardware has to be Garhauer, which is excellent quality and not made in China.
I agree with Garhauer.

As for the Chinese stuff, you get what you pay for. Unscrupulous AMERICAN importers pay Chinese factories willing to make junk at that price point. Hardware of the same quality as Garhauer could easily be produced in China but it would be more expensive and the cost of getting it here would make it hard to compete.

There are many Chinese companies that make quality products that are exported to Europe because your average Walmart/Target shopper won't pay for quality, regardless of were it is made.

*Sent from my made in China, very expensive, Iphone.
09-04-2013 10:20 PM
Griffinroydonald
Re: Cheap boat parts?

I have found that when I buy Cheap parts I end up replacing them for a heavy duty part that will last for more than one season. Blocks and such is one area I don't cut corners . I buy some off E-Bay and have good results most of the time. I also watch adds on the sites where people are dumping gear. The storm Sandy has left lots of boats on the dry and owners are looking to make a little money back. You can tell if the parts are damaged or not. I will by used If the price is right and the condition good.
09-04-2013 10:12 PM
baboon
Re: Cheap boat parts?

A friend recomended this place, Marine Part Depot, no personal experience so shop with care.

I have been happy with Garhauer, the blocks and vang I have from them have been great.

For line there can be great deals at boat shows. One or 2 venders at the Seattle show often have a bin of very good quality line that was at the end of the spool or cut too short (too short can still be 50 plus feet). It is not well labeled so you need to know what you are looking for. Fisheries Supply also has deals on extra and end of stock rope, not worth a trip to Seattle on it's own, but if you are up here worth a look.

Second wind is a consignment store in the Freemont area of Seattle, lots of junk, but some good stuff is for sale if you are willing to look.
09-04-2013 08:58 PM
deniseO30
Re: Cheap boat parts?

awing hardware. no promises, but it will work big box stores sell em. galvanized with cheap pressed in pins for the wheel
09-04-2013 06:24 PM
JimMcGee
Re: Cheap boat parts?

Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
They are the heaviest, they are not the prettiest, and they are seldom made of space age polymers and carbon bucky ball stuff with goo. They work, they are inexpensive, and they have excellent customer service.

I get no thrill from champagne and no kickback from Garhauer.
Chuckles said it well, but additionally Garhauer provides great customer support. They actually answer emails, you can talk to them at the Annapolis show and they stand behind their products to an amazing degree. Excellent company.

And Chuckles "I get no thrill from champagne"????

You obviously haven't started your day with mimosas in the cockpit with the right woman
09-04-2013 06:16 PM
Sailboatdude
Re: Cheap boat parts?

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
Where are you located?
Portland Oregon Sailing a Daysailer
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.