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I was wondering if folks could give any recommendations on sourcing 2nd hand gear around the PNW? We've already had recommendations for 2nd hand sail lofts and a couple of surpplus style chandleries, but are there other places out there that you can get other stuff?

I only ask as I'd heard of a very good boat that's being sold for not much at all and is minus a rig: it got me to thinking about what happens when boats die - surely the recyclable/ resellable parts go somewhere to cover the insurers costs?
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"2nd wind" is in the Freemont part of seattle, There is a place or two in Everett's port area. One or two up in Vancouver from plying the web a few times. Not sure if any are in between Everett and BC, or south of Seattle to Portland or on the west side of the sound. Now staring at this for a moment or two.......Port Townsend may have a place, as does Anacortes.........they do exist.

Probably the BESTEST used gear place, is the twice yearly parking lot sale at Fisheries supply in Seattle......April and September is ringing bells in the brain. Folks with stuff start to lineup at 4-5am, many are sold out before the start bell rings at 7am........

If you are looking for a mast etc, you might try some of the riggers local, as they may have pulled a stick from one boat that was not up to that person specs, put the stick etc in the back 40......waiting for someone like you to show up.

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Thanks for the tips - look forward to more of the same. Good one about local riggers.

I've always wondered if there are such a thing as boat breakers - I inhabit the places to keep my car on the road, so where do boats go to die?
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The 2nd hand marine store in Freemont (Seattle) is "Second Wave" not Second Wind. Second Wave-New & Used Marine Supplies it's fun to browse but as with anything used, buyer beware. I have had some luck at the semi-annual swap meet that takes place usually in April and September in the parking lot of Fisheries Supply in the Northlake nbhd of seattle. 48 deg no. will announce about a month in advance. If you go, go early for the good stuff. E-bay has also served me well for sailing gear both as a buyer and seller.

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