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I built a 35' steel hull in the eighties and then sold it. I had purchased considerable gear to outfit it but because the project took a different turn I ended up storing everything all these years.

Now I need to sell it all but I don't know how to price it. What I can get I suppose? But I have stuff like a new #555 Simpson-Lawrence stainless windless, or paired self-tailing stainless Enkes winches. Everything is new, unused and has to go.

I had an 80's era Defender catalogue but now cannot find it--it would have been helpful to see some of the old prices I paid.

If anyone has some of the old gear catalogues or an idea how to price this stuff, let me know. I have begun to search for individual items or equivalents but some things I have are no longer in existence, i.e., a propane gas, stainless, Shipmate Stove, two-burner with oven, manufactured by Shipmate when it was a division of the Richmond Ring co.

I have a spreadsheet of about 40 items. All new gear, never used. I am in the process of photographing everything, so will eventually be able to include photos when I respond to inquiries.

Craigslist may be the only way to deal with this stuff, item by item.
 

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I built a 35' steel hull in the eighties and then sold it. I had purchased considerable gear to outfit it but because the project took a different turn I ended up storing everything all these years.

Now I need to sell it all but I don't know how to price it. What I can get I suppose? But I have stuff like a new #555 Simpson-Lawrence stainless windless, or paired self-tailing stainless Enkes winches. Everything is new, unused and has to go.

I had an 80's era Defender catalogue but now cannot find it--it would have been helpful to see some of the old prices I paid.

If anyone has some of the old gear catalogues or an idea how to price this stuff, let me know. I have begun to search for individual items or equivalents but some things I have are no longer in existence, i.e., a propane gas, stainless, Shipmate Stove, two-burner with oven, manufactured by Shipmate when it was a division of the Richmond Ring co.

I have a spreadsheet of about 40 items. All new gear, never used. I am in the process of photographing everything, so will eventually be able to include photos when I respond to inquiries.

Craigslist may be the only way to deal with this stuff, item by item.
The 555 Windlass will be worth quite a lot new and unused. I sold a serviceable but much used one for $850 several years ago, about 30 minutes after I posted its availability on line. The winches will likely be worth quite a lot as well and should be priced against current prices for similar sized gear at 65% to 70% of new prices. Hardware will still be useful, especially so if spares are still available. Old electronics would likely be considered worthless although some of the old equipment was more robust than what is available today. N'any case, good luck!
 
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You could post your spreadsheet here. Tell people to place bids via PM, and that you will contact the winning bidder via email. Be sure to specify an end date and time for closing bidding. I think that you would be surprised at the interest that you receive. [EDIT] I see that you need to boost your post count.. You will also have to figure out how to post pictures (and I don't want to raise that issue again here).

Your next best option is eBay. I think that sailing stuff is too specialized for CraigsList.
 
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Thanks. Ebay was one of my options ultimately. Just lazy! I have some electronics, only small stuff that, like you say, is probably outdated by newer, better stuff. No digital in those days and computerized? Forget it!

Some things, like stainless Castlock fittings, raise the hackles of many an old-timer and seem to be destined for scraping the metal, despite the beauty and quality of the gear. When I was building boats, Castlock was the bee's knees!

I have gotten some guff for the propane stove but I know there are plenty of them out there. The Shipmate is wonderful but may pose obstacles for folks who would have to canabalize similar stoves for spares.
 

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Our local marine consignment shop will generally list an item for about one third to one half of its original price, assuming the item is in very good condition. Then they keep a piece of the action to run the store, so you net less.

I did sell some fenders through them, but what a pain. I felt better that they weren't going to enter a landfill, but the money was hardly worth the paperwork and you had to inquire if your item sold. By policy, they never call you. Yes, not even if they have your money.... forever.
 

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Craigslist or whatever online classified is the biggest in your area. Put up good pics to get a good response.

Look around the web to get pricing info.
 

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Craigslist or whatever online classified is the biggest in your area. Put up good pics to get a good response.

Look around the web to get pricing info.
Do you REALLY think Craigslist can work, Jon???? ;):p;):D
 

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Faster knows how well I've done with CL - I sold off all the COTB from my current boat over the space of 6 months and cut the net cost of the boat nearly in 1/2.

You have to be patient, depending on the gear - self tailers will go quickly for a good price but less common gear will take a while. Remember you're dealing with a fairly small audience for a lot of sailing gear. It took 6 months to find a buyer for my towed generator. Good pics really help.

Renew the ads about once a week to keep them fresh.
 
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You can search on e-bay for completed auctions. That will give you some idea of what similar items are selling (or not selling) for. e-bay has a wide enough audience that you will almost always get fair market value. It is a bit of a PITA. After you research what everything is worth, you could consider selling as a large lot, but will make more selling each item.
 

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I just posted on Craig'sList. Folks may request my spreadsheet and the prices I'm asking for individual items. Or, a price for it all. Given the discount per item the aggregate price is still a great deal. Photos of individual items upon request. Shipping will have to be figured out, so cost plus. Easier if folks are local to me, here in Boston! THANKS FOR THE SUGGESTIONS. CraigsList is a mixed bag. Endless nickel and dime-ing!
 

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Can I get the list of what you are selling?

Back to your question, I had some stuff to sell and was thinking that I'd put them on eBay and list them here, but give a discount to people from this forum.
 
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