Forum Idea

RobertMartin

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How about a IDEAS forum.. Something like " try talcum powder as a light weight filler " or " solar garden lights for anchor light " etc, etc. Everything in yachting is so flippin expense and I am sure we all have great secrets for saving money.. How about we are share them under one Forum???

Bobby aka Seawolf..
Freedom is the song of your soul..
 

BarryH

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Thats a damn fine idea, it should go on the ideas forum <G> Dont buy the expensive grp restorer from the chandlers, go to an automotive paint suppliers and buy a 3kg drum of G3 for a tenner. Same stuff fraction of thr price. Theres my two penn'arth worth
 

tonyleigh

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Use one of those washing tablet string bag things to hang a spare impeller within grabbing distance of the waterpump.
 

rich

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good idea/ ex:sabre oil filter £35,,,,,, same from fram,who make them,£5 so there you go,if it's for marine use, treble the price,,,,,,,x 5

rich :))
 
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I don't agree, there's too many forums already. Just stick 'em in this forum and use the search facility.

My cheap hint? On weekends away, I take disposable everything, plates, bowls, cuttlery, cups, foil on the frying pan, everything. Large rubbish bag to bring them all back dirty.

How does this save money you ask? It doesn't but I never have to wash up which is worth more than the disposables.

Now all I have to do is find a good supply of disposable clothes for winter when none at all is a little too refreshing.
 

Gordonmc

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Disposable winter clothes?
How about cheap one-piece overalls made out of J-cloth type material. You can wear them for days under fleeces/oilies and as PJ's. Just chuck them away when you get within smelling distance of civilisation.
 

steve

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Off-brand polyurethane putty works just as good as Sikaflex at a fraction of the cost. Just make sure it's polyurethane.
 

Rabbie

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Use cable ties to attach your dodgers. Neat, tight, strong, dirt cheap. Just remember to cut the 'tail' off close to avoid injury.
Is there anything on a boat so versatile?.
 

seahorse

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Re: Forum Idea motor parts

"Partco" & other motor factors sell oil/fuel filters, fan belts etc for a fraction of marine prices e.g Beta Marine oil filter for a Kubota £11, Partco-£4!! makes carrying more spares really economic.

Caravan shops sel "Leisure Batteries" @ good prices.
 

MoodySabre

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This won't save you money but it's a goodie.

When you antifoul put the roller tray inside a large carrier bag. When you finish, turn the bag inside out as you take it off and drop your disposable roller, brush, masking tape and latex gloves inside. Chuck it all away, keep the clean roller tray. Job done and no mess trying to clean up afterwards.
 
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