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  1. #1
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    Default Best bit of kit under a fiver

    My favourite boaty bits for under a fiver are: asda cheapo 5 pairs of socks for a fiver- stops bottles rattling, bilges full of 'christmas stockings' stuffed with beer and coke; Blutac- stops rattles everywhere, keeps pencils on chart table, stops sliding cupboard doors from opening etc

  2. #2
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    Aug 2006
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    Kenya
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    Maplin 'disposable' multimeter.

    Teflon baking sheets.

  3. #3
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    Jun 2007
    Location
    Winter : Switzerland | Summer : Ionian
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    Ball of string

  4. #4
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    The Clamcleat I bought in Vannes for 3.50 Euros which I use for my jib furling line.

  5. #5
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    Dec 2005
    Location
    East Coast USA at the moment
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    Smile I rarely spend more than a fiver on anything!

    But some good'ns this winter have been
    A handle with suckers for holding onto the side of the boat
    A cheapo plastic pump that gets the last 1/2" of water from the bilge
    A secondhand but good as new s/steel exhaust elbow off ebay
    I chose the road less travelled, now where the hell am I?

  6. #6
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    May 2009
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    Box'o'cable ties

  7. #7
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    May 2010
    Location
    Back in blighty until we buy another boat. Cartagena we miss you!
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    Plastic storage boxes that fit PERFECTLY under the saloon floor of the Bav44, I can get 4 in each section of the (dry) bilge. They're just the right depth for tin cans to store upright. And I've just seen on the website that they do clips for the lids - even better!

    http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/products/40102978/
    Last edited by damsis44; 23-02-12 at 14:02. Reason: typo

  8. #8
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    May 2010
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    Back in blighty until we buy another boat. Cartagena we miss you!
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    Also 'bath toy tidy bag' - polycotton mesh bag with suction cups to stick to smooth surface - great for storing 'stuff' in the heads/shower.

  9. #9
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    Jun 2008
    Location
    Cork Ireland, Cyclades, Greece
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    Packet of lucky Strike (greek prices) so i can chain smoke while i conjure my way out of a tricky situation :-)
    but if i was to be serious, without a doubt its always going to be magic roll of Duck tape.

  10. #10
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    Jan 2005
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    Nappies to soak up the oily water in the bilge and those siphon pumps from poundland
    "It was the crew's fault"

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