Saturday, February 9, 2008

Whangarei Swap Meet

There was a cruiser's swap meet over the weekend by Town Basin. I bought a 1 1/2 inch Marelon Y Valve for $15, a medium sized fender for $10, an aluminum hook-on boarding ladder for $5 and 300 feet of 5/16 hi-test chain for $125. Only about 150 feet is usable which should be plenty when added to my remaining good lengths. I figure with this approach I'll avoid the dreaded conversion to 8mm which would necessitate buying a new gypsy...

The meet reminded me of similar one's I'd been to in California except there was less of the "armchair sailor " element. There were a few people displaying RDF's and other antiquated and uselss gear but most of the folks selling were cruisers who had actually sailed here to New Zealand from elsewhere. I've been succesful selling my unneeded items through the local version of ebay (Trade Me) so only browsing for me.

3 comments:

chumly said...

Thanks I enjoyed your slideshow.

Anonymous said...

that's great....I love swap meets.

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