Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 30 October 2003, 06:27   #11
Member
 
Country: Canada
Town: Newfoundland
Length: no boat
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 2,097
Tl Harvey are primarily a car salvage business - their facility at Darlaston is not the prettiest to be sure. I personally have had good service from them - we bought a Merc Optimax from them for our DS21 a few years ago and they were by far the most competitive in price and we got an excellent service from them too both in installation and follow up. Try getting ahold of John Harvey directly as he's the boss man.

(Note I have no axe to grind for or agin them I'm merely a satisfied customer!)
__________________

__________________
Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 October 2003, 17:35   #12
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: solihull west mids
Make: tohatsu
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 8
taxes

hi,
i import cars from the eu (secondhand).
i have never been stopped at customs and asked to provide proof of vat .
BUT and this is just to help you whilst running the gauntlet at dover .
i was stopped with a seadoo speedster boat and asked to provide documents .
they went away for 10 minutes and came back saying that i had to pay 1500 taxes .
when i told them to unhitch the trailer and boat and keep it they went away again and came back 5 minutes later and told me to go .

very much a game of luck !!

most items over 1 year old will not even get a second glance .

good luck and let us know how you get on ..
__________________

__________________
paul691601 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30 October 2003, 18:56   #13
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin
Boat name: wizzard
Make: REDBAY
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 835
seadoo

Was it new or secondhand
__________________
www.dublinsislands.com

WHEN THE CAT IS AWAY THE MICE GO TO REDBAY..............
gavin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 04:04   #14
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: solihull west mids
Make: tohatsu
Length: 7m +
Engine: 225 optimax
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 8
under 12 months old .
__________________
paul691601 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 04:20   #15
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
It's a fair cop !

Thanks for the GOOD advice. However, I've decided that "if" I'm able to get the Med II I'll declare everything to customs and the vat man. It's the right thing to do and I feel morally bound to pay whatever duties are due.

Someone's told me there's a v.a.t man on the forum.....
__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 04:30   #16
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Whitstable
Boat name: Tango
Make: Avon and Narwhal2.4m
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60HP Yamaha
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 966
I've heard stories about people bringing cars and boats back and spraying them with mud and after a 500 mile road trip the thing does not look very new anymore, then they sail straight through customs without a second glance, think MeMe your opening a whole can of worms declaring everything and what might seem like a bargain now wont be after you've paid customs and the tax man for everything they think you owe them. I'd run the gaunlet and plead ignorance if you get stopped !!

Rat
__________________
Bilge Rat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 04:45   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
Oh yea,

Don't worry Bilge' I'll be running the gauntlet alright. I have no intention of giving anything to anyone. Is it not enough that we pay the highest........oppps I was going to get all political then but this is not the place.
To be frank, getting the Med II from France is a bit of a pipe dream. I'm just itching to get my hands on one as soon as possible but really I know the best thing to do is wait for one to appear here in the U.K. In the meantime, I continue to enjoy the Med I which, still has a little way to go before she's full equipped to the standard I'd like. Once there, that's when I'll really step up a gear in my search for a Med II.

I was just saying to someone the other day, half the enjoyment for me is ticking off the boxes on the lengthy list of things she needs and taking ones time in getting there. When I had my previous rib (Zodiac Yachtline 420 DL) I went out and bought everything within the space of a month. She then sat on the drive complete, leaving me wondering what to to with her next. I ended up selling her just to be able to do it all over again, however, this time I've been taking my time. I think we're all a bit like that, aren't we ?

Another point raised in the same conversation was, "when the wife gives me the go ahead". I laughed because, that's not a unique statement, I bet if asked most of the chaps (chapesses) on the forum would admit to the fact that half the battle is convincing the wife that "it's the right thing to do" !



Come on admit it
__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 04:53   #18
Member
 
Country: Other
Make: FB 55
Length: 10m +
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 1,711
Errrr, why are you so fixated about a MED II? There are some super ribs being built in Guernsey I just happen to know about, and pretty keenly priced too - and new, exactly to your spec.
__________________
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 05:00   #19
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester - Abersoc
Boat name: MeMe
Make: SeaPro 595CC
Length: 6m +
Engine: Mercury 115 4S
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,681
Send a message via MSN to MeMe
Good Question

I'm not quite fixated.....well yes I am I suppose, however, it's a little like asking a saab, mercedes or even a volvo driver why they always return to the brand when there are other great products available.
I dunno the answer to that really, I just like the Zodiac brand, the Med range and although to a lesser degree but still obviously important, price. I would also add to that, ignorance and by that I mean, I've not bothered to really look at what else is available.
__________________
Buy it & Use it, then sell it and buy something bigger
MeMe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31 October 2003, 05:06   #20
Member
 
Richard B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Devon
Boat name: White Ice
Make: Ranieri
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki 115hp
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 5,015
Re: Good Question

Quote:
Originally posted by MeMe
saab, mercedes or even a volvo driver...always return to the brand when there are other great products available.
And these guys will never enjoy the BMW or the Porsche!
__________________

__________________
Richard B is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.