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Old 28 April 2004, 13:22   #21
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Might be in the market for about 15 feet of this stuff soon - anyone found a cheaper supply in the UK or and alternative that works?
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Old 28 April 2004, 13:35   #22
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Hmm, what about duty + vat? and then what do you do if it falls off after a couple of weeks. I'm all for saving money but sometimes it's better to have the backup of a uk agent!!
You don't happen to sell this stuff do you?
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Old 28 April 2004, 13:41   #23
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Treköllan

If you want a really good keel protection, buy Treköllan. See http://www.trekollan.se/beach_bumper_uk.htm

We have used Treköllans in our RIBs without problems. Totally fluent hull and absolute reliability. I know couple of craft in very serious use that have Treköllans fitted and they have worked with high success. On the other hand, price is quite high.
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Old 28 April 2004, 14:02   #24
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You don't happen to sell this stuff do you?
Funnily enough, NO. I don't actually see the point of it!

As it only protects the keel line, I can't see what use it has in protecting the hull should you beach for instance.
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Hmm, what about duty + vat? and then what do you do if it falls off after a couple of weeks. I'm all for saving money but sometimes it's better to have the backup of a uk agent!!
This is what I have paid including local taxes!
As for guarantee I have bought this from the maker them selves so if it goes wrong then I do not go through an agent I go strait back to them!
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Old 29 April 2004, 09:09   #26
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Funnily enough, NO. I don't actually see the point of it!

As it only protects the keel line, I can't see what use it has in protecting the hull should you beach for instance.
Well looking at the damage to my keel it will work, as it will be covering all the affected area! So I think it will be just the job!
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Old 29 April 2004, 11:03   #27
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What made you go for a 12ft length when the Keelguard website recommends a 6ft length for your size boat?

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Old 29 April 2004, 11:50   #28
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Well John I felt that the 6’ that they recommend would not give the keel the protection that I wanted, also I want to take it right up to the tubes at the bow or if not up to the U bolt! So 6’ would not have gone very fare.
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This is what I have paid including local taxes!
As for guarantee I have bought this from the maker them selves so if it goes wrong then I do not go through an agent I go strait back to them!
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Sorry Nick, I think you may have misunderstood me.

Local taxes would probably be a US sales tax, you don't have to pay this as it's an export. Duty is payable when it arrives into this country, probably be around 2.5% if it doesn't fall into the new criteria of extra duty as discussed in another thread. If it does then it will be an additional 6 or 7% on top of that, you will then have to pay Vat at 17.5% on purchase price, shipping and duty, and if it's being brought over by UPS or similar you will also have a "paperwork charge" of maybe £10.00 which is also VAT'able.

You may be lucky and avoid all of this, but it's unlikely. I ship goods on a monthly basis from the States and I hardly get away with it ever!!!

If you have a warranty issue, say for instance it falls off, then when they send you a replacement, you go through the same thing again!!!

Customs & Excise tend to not believe you when you say it's a free replacement.

I wish you well though, it pi**es me off just as much with the ridiculous prices charged over here!!!!!
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I agree with Dirk on the before mentioned, but there is a small government tax I think. Anyhow can't foreign government taxes from imports be reclaimed when you’re charged the VAT and import taxes on this side?

With regard warranty issues, if you had a problem wouldn't you contact the UK office of Keelguard! It shouldn't be like warranty issues you get with electronic....Should it?
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