Electronics - Boy's Toys

JohnR

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Electronics - Boy\'s Toys

Today I received the estimate for supplying the boy's toys and I thought I was being economical. £16K did not include labour. Any suggestions as to what to fit gratefully received. So far the list reads: radar, plotter, autopilot, VHF, depth and speed with repeaters for the flybridge - and a spare GPS. + all those bits of cable, pumps and other things which the suppliers claim are essential to keep the other bits working.
 

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Re: Electronics - Boy\'s Toys

Bloody hell, are you buying the whole factory?

Seriously you dont tell us whether you have experience of any of these so called necessities and what type of boat they're going on . Tell us more and praps we can give some ideas to reduce costs. Also who's doing the supplying?
 
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Re: Spec list please

it can't be a new boat or you'd be squeaking about other items, mebbe?

Or you having some very decent kit indeed? The list is buyable loose for under 6k with quite lot of flexibilty. Does it inlcude a pile of cutlery?

Spec list please.
 

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I Know it\'s a bit rude but..

I know it's a bit rude to "fish" for business on the forum but can we have a go at quoting please?

email your shopping list to me and I'll do the best deal I can. If you want to mail your existing quote, i'll put our prices against theirs!

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Re: £15,999.99? nm

Nahhhhhhhhh!

If I can see that I can't give the buyer a significantly better deal than he is already being offered, then I might as well tell him that rather than waste my time preparing an equivalent quote and his time by expecting him to read it!

Although some places offer stupidly cheap prices on some products, their pricing across the entire range is often high. We prefer to try and offer sensible pricing on everything.

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Re: harumph tho

Sorry , felt I had to give you a slight e-biffing for punting around a non-commercial forum, see? Consider:
"As far as I'm concerned , a good deal is one where you 'd be pleased to be on either side of the table! "
Good eh? You can use that.

But well done for working/lurking so late. But praps just sendem a Private Message, and stay lurky, hence avoid need for shiny sales spiel, and moderate flaming from mere me. Others are much worse, and the site sells this sort of stuff two clicks away.

Mind you, 16 blimmin grand it must be very good kit eh?
 

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Re: Electronics - Boy\'s Toys

OK I'll give you a clue - the boat is the same as the cover feature in November's MBY. I just felt that the tone of this forum needed a bit of an uplift.
The electronics people are the same as fitted out a GB 42 I had many years ago (Decca/Loran and that funny newfangled system called GPS which we used to check against Decca just to be sure this American system worked). I dunno why I want a plotter because paper and pencil always used to work for me.
 
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Right so it's a Fabio Buzzi 80, yes? Isn't all this standard? Tut tut. Anyway, 16k sounds bit high if you have cabin instead of endurance fit-out, but cheap for the miltary version in my humle opinion. Or have these prices already been uplifted?

go on. tellus the boat and the kit.
 

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Re: shopping list

Just spent most enjoyable 2 hour lunch at Cactus to look at lektronix. £16k goes quite a long way even for up to date smart stuff. What is your boat? How about:

2x Furuno Navnet daylight viewables 10.4" with SGVA out cards £5k
4' open scanner furuno 8kw radar scanner £3
Robertson Autopilot £2
ICS Navtex £0.5
Dual stn VHF £1
Tri data bog standard £1
Spare GPS Mag 6000 hh £0.6
Cables etc £0.4
17" TFT repeater (also TV DVD screen) in cabin £1
C-Map chips £0.5
Contingency £1

That's about £16. All top notch stuff. Not sure about pumps. What do you reckon?
 
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agreed cept tridata too small and crappo imho, sepret panel. same prices tho.

And now, in line with request for this to be somewhat more upmarket, please restate entire list in Italian. Sung to the tune of the Overture from Cosi fan Tutti.
 
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Re: Ride, pauline, ride

...Ride of the Valkyries, not March. Has to be Italian I'm afraid, not very uplifting being German.
 

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Re: Nope

Right on Pauline.

Nothing quite like the Valkyries blasting out of the flybridge speakers as one opens up the throttles and gets going on the plane. Nothing like it.

Anthony
 
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Re: how about

...Theme from Star Trek? Ride of the V quite good, better for a sailing imho, tho Carl Orff possibly even better. Spontaneous chase after that git who just went past of course requires CD plus William tell overture, but not the boring first minute or so bit

Correct racket for returning into the marina is of course theme from "Naked Gun", gets them worried on deck eh (where is he?) and guarnteed to get assistance.
 
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