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Boater's Swap Meet and flea market - Sat. March 21, 2009 from 10AM to 2PM. Located at the Bradenton Yacht Club, Palmetto, FL. Lots of gear for sale. Spaces available for $10.00 No charge for admission. For info call Steve Fredrick 941-725-0959
 

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The Boater's Swap Meet organized by Steve Fredrick at the Bradenton YC yesterday AM was a great success. Though small, because of a number of manufacturers in the area, and the number of boater's, there were a lot of excellent deals made.

Although in some cases, exchanges will merely amount to junk moving from one family's garage to another for a modest fee, there were also some real bargains. Our Commodore was able to purchase a nearly new 2000 watt Xantrex (Heart) Inverter for $75.00 USD! We managed to obtain a new, still in the box (with the $455.00 USD price tag still affixed), Richie Compass, to replace our 23 year old, discolored, all but unreadable OEM Marco Polo for $100.00 USD. We also, finally, managed to sell our 20 year old Magma Charcoal Grill--of which there were many offered, but none but ours cleaned and polished--for $10.00 (and free up a corner of the garage) and a tried out once heavy Faberware 8-Cup SS Coffee Percolator for $10.00, or less than half its retail price (my wife prefers the tea kettle and there isn't room for both in the pots locker).

Other values included a new FX-55 anchor for $400.00; and, a 15' Forespar spinnaker pole for $100.00.

The boys are now planning next years event so stay tuned!

s/v HyLyte
 
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