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Old 29 February 2004, 06:38   #1
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Boat jumble

There is a boat jumble at North Weald Airfield Near Epping Essex, Today do any of you go to these and are they much good??

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Old 29 February 2004, 07:09   #2
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Depends on what sort of items you are after really. I find the boat jumbles pretty good for smaller items such as rope, 2 stroke oil etc.

Try here:

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Old 29 February 2004, 08:48   #3
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The thing about boat jumbles is is that stuff sort of looks cheap 'cos it's on a wooden table in a field, but without a chandlery catalogue or the internet to hand, you can easily pay over the odds. I've bought heavy items like chain at a good price (would be costly mail order) but apart from that I'm a bit sceptical.

BTW for rope, email this guy (He's called Clive Douglas) and ask him for some samples. He's got loads more than he advertises, and if lots of people want the same type of rope, he will get a reel at a good price from the makers. or
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Old 29 February 2004, 14:47   #4
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Be prepared to lose the £3 entry and walk away with nothing at a Boat jumble. The trick, I find is to write everything I'm looking for and the price I'm willing to pay before hand (like a kind of shopping list) onto a scrappy peice of paper. Then just walk around and enjoy yourself.

There are certain things I wouldn't buy like lifejackets or maybe flares for example, unless they came from a major dealers stall!!

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Old 01 March 2004, 03:19   #5
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Complete ripoff

Spend £3-4 to walk around looking at the same chandlery's (e.g. One Stop at Hatfield Peveral) that you can go visit for free?!
Increasingly they seem to be less about boaters disposing of stuff and more about traders so I object to the entrance fee.

All IMHO of course!

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