Hilarious response from S Coast Chandler

NickRobinson

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Me 'Good morning, can you give me price and availability on a vee belt please?'

Chandler near Eastbourne 'What's a vee belt?'

Me 'err.. fan belt?'

Ch. 'We don't do item like that' (sounding rather like Margot from The Good Life')

Me 'oh, no problems, Google has you listed as a chandlers'

Ch. 'well, you should look on our website...'

Me. 'thank you for your help.....'

Finding the website it says.... "
********ew.com is the most comprehensive Boat and Yacht Chandlers online. Shop for all your marine hardware, chandlery and practical boat owner needs in our secure store:


Hey ho ;)
 

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Even if they did sell them, who wants to pay marine markup on a general-purpose item like that?

Personally I'd go to one of the many small engineering/parts companies who sell via eBay.

Pete
 

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IIRC that particular business started out by specialising in a particular type of product - well the clue is in the name! - and has gradually broadened its range. I use them from time to time and have been satisfied.

"most comprehensive" is quite a claim, but adspeak is adspeak.

And while it's always worth asking, I would be more surprised to find that a good chandler has the belt I happen to need than to find he doesn't stock any belts at all.
 

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We got a vee belts from a well stocked chandlery in the West Country a few days ago - for an old BMC 1.5 for which the original vee belt for the Jabsco pump was slipping, gave us two different sizes on sale or return, he was a Volvo and Yanmar agent - very helpful and the Volvo one fitted.
 
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