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Old 29 January 2004, 09:58   #1
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Mercury service agents and polybottles

Any recommendations for a Merc service agent around Southampton?

I'm also after some small waterproof bottles for spares and tools. They are about 30cm tall and 12cm diameter and similar material and colour to the large flare bottles. I can't find them anywhere, even though i've seen them on loads of RIBs.

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Old 29 January 2004, 10:39   #2
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Daniel,

Polly Bottles :-
Have a look

www.compass24.com

Go to "Safety" then "Other Safety Equipment", almost the size your after.

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Old 29 January 2004, 11:18   #3
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Hi Daniel,

I would certainly recommend Lee at Faithweather Marine they are based in Fareham, so not too far away or speak to Rouge Wave he is in Southampton and might know some one.

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Old 29 January 2004, 15:43   #4
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Plastic containers available right on your doorstep from:

Solent Plastics
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Stanley House, Manor House Avenue
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Old 29 January 2004, 17:39   #5
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Cheap/free alternative to polybottle

Pop into your local pharmacy and ask them for some spent tubs.
Tablets and creams that are dispensed come in bulk and the chemist usually just bins the emptys. They come in all shapes and sizes (but perhaps not as big as you want) and push-on air tight lids. Biggest I have seen is about 20cm dia x 20cm high. They are fuel and solvent (petrol, celulose thinners, meths, white spirit, brake fluid, engine/gear oil, grease, ATF and parafin tested so far) proof are great for storing bits and bobs on the boat and around the shed/garage. A retired chemist friend of mine even uses them for freezing food in.
Take all that are offered, you will find a use for them.
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Old 30 January 2004, 09:35   #6
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Thanks everyone.

I have orded a couple of the polybottles from Compass24 - they were exactly what I was looking for.

Kevin, I assume you meant Fairweather marine? Will give them a ring today.

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Old 30 January 2004, 16:43   #7
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Rocket Tubes

Yes you can pick up ex army rocket tubes, for I think Milan missiles cases. These are about 2 foot long and about 6 inch diam.

They are unbreakable and have a good lid with proper O ring seal.

I have used them on RIB's and for carrying camera gear potholing, and they never leak or break.


The other waterproof container from similar sources is ex army ammo boxs, but chack the lid seal as some dont seal fully or old..

You can pick them up for army surplus shops, or caving shops such as http://www.inglesport.com/ or http://www.berniescafe.co.uk/

They are very cheap, and last forever.

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personally I'd take the trouble to go to Fairweather at Fareham.
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Ill be at Fairweather marine on Monday if anyone wants things pricing up while im there.

Looks like im gona be having a 6m Solent Diesel.

Im goign to the Gosport Boat Jumble on Sunday anyone else going?
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