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Old 26 December 2016, 04:48   #21
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Actually Mainbrace are situated in Alderney.
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Old 26 December 2016, 05:12   #22
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... if you buy anything from the channel islands you may be charged vat but if you send the vat reciept to the supplier they should refund you as they claim it back from custom and excise

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? Not sure what gives you this idea. VAT is due on all* imports from the Channel Islands.

* almost all!
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Actually Mainbrace are situated in Alderney.
Indeed and neither are "part of the UK"
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Old 26 December 2016, 06:49   #23
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Actually Mainbrace are situated in Alderney.
Alderny is the norern most island and part of Guernsey, which comes under the british crown when you buy anything from the channels islands you may be charged VAT from inland revenue then you send the reciept back to whom ever you bought the item from and they claim it back from the uk government, i do this a lot with all the Harley parts i buy, there are not many i have to pay vat/import duty and when i do i send the reciept and get refunded
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Alderny is the norern most island and part of Guernsey, which comes under the british crown when you buy anything from the channels islands you may be charged VAT from inland revenue then you send the reciept back to whom ever you bought the item from and they claim it back from the uk government, i do this a lot with all the Harley parts i buy, there are not many i have to pay vat/import duty and when i do i send the reciept and get refunded
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Alderney is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it is not "Guernsey" which is the largest island in the Bailiwick. However VAT is due. If it is being "refunded" then possibly your other supplier has prepaid the vat? or that they just take the chance and refund when they get caught. I'd strongly recommend than nobody assumes mainbrayce or others will refund vat (especially on high value purchases) without confirming they operate a similar policy.
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Alderney is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it is not "Guernsey" which is the largest island in the Bailiwick. However VAT is due. If it is being "refunded" then possibly your other supplier has prepaid the vat? or that they just take the chance and refund when they get caught. I'd strongly recommend than nobody assumes mainbrayce or others will refund vat (especially on high value purchases) without confirming they operate a similar policy.

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On the SIB makes has any one ever had a DSB Zephyr 4m , a German boat made specifically for the forces and police , I bought one with a 40hp 2 stroke Yamaha
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Alderney is part of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, it is not "Guernsey" which is the largest island in the Bailiwick. However VAT is due. If it is being "refunded" then possibly your other supplier has prepaid the vat? or that they just take the chance and refund when they get caught. I'd strongly recommend than nobody assumes mainbrayce or others will refund vat (especially on high value purchases) without confirming they operate a similar policy.

I'm afraid this seems to be back asswards, if you bought a new 9.8 from Mainbrayce, while you were over on a trip (not sure if they would ship it for you but you could ask) they wouldn't charge you VAT as we don't have VAT here... when you arrived in the UK Customs would want the 20% as you wouldn't be able to prove you'd paid it. By the way, they do still have them...

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I have had my Honwave IE 3.8 + 20HP for 5 years now. I am very happy with both its handling and performance. I have done several 40 - 50 mile round trips in a day in this boat, it has always done the job well.

Apart from a tear on the underside which was caused by something sharp on the beach that is the only problem I have had.

Every boat has it's pro's and con's, it depends upon what you are prepared to live with. These SIB's are light, easy to launch and retrieve and best of all very economical....the downside is in chop they bounce around like corks and having no Cuddy one has to be prepared for a good drenching.

Sometimes I envy the bigger boats - the cabin, the cooker, the head would be nice.....until I see them messing endlessly around on the moorings or I hear the complaints of big RIB owners about the cost of fuel!

Small boats = a lot more water time by comparison in my opinion.

Yesterday was a classic - excellent weather, decided to go out at last moment - left for Lee on Solent at midday and was in the water half an hour from leaving home. Retrieval the same time. Flush the engine, hose out the boat wheel into garage......try doing that with a big RIB.

Honwave/ Aerotec, Avons, Quicksilvers - all good boats.
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I'm new to all this.
However you have the same outfit as me.
Can't believe you can do 40 to 50 miles in a day thats amazing.
I see your from Warsash near Southampton we have a static caravan near Poole and wondered if it was possible to go to Isle of Wight for a day out.
More so for me it's about getting out and a bit of fishing.
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Hi All

After a few years running a Whaly rotomould rib I'm now playing around in an 18ft spearfish from nestaway boats. It's a cross between a standard SIB and power canoe. Best of all it can live in my van and I don't have to faff with moorings or trailers for a few seasons!
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Old 27 March 2018, 05:29   #30
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That is quite impressive performance from a small outboard...

"the SpearFish 15 will reach speeds of 12-15 knots with two adults on board, on just 6hp. Very few other boats can do that, let alone roll-up inflatables (we canít think of any). And of course itís even faster if youíre boating solo."

https://nestawayboats.com/shop/spear...e-motor-canoe/
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