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Old 06 March 2009, 09:16   #21
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Buy one of THESE and crane your RIB into the docks.
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Old 06 March 2009, 09:18   #22
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google a site called asap supplies, they are cheaper than any other place i could find! (i do not work for asap) got a pump and instrument panel from there
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Old 06 March 2009, 09:19   #23
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that lorry would be worth getting for the crane alone!
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Old 06 March 2009, 14:57   #24
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Yeah thats not a bad idea, a credit crunching swop swap forum section where you have to offer something for free to the people of the forum in order to be able to take something for free, that way it would stop cheap freeloading (ex) students scrounging free stuff
You've obviously never been in the carpark outside the Churchillian at chucking out time on the second Monday of the month!

Quite often several car boots get opened, and 'Stuff' gets swapped from one boot to another.

Its almost as good as Bartertown, but without Tina Turners legs and Mel Gibsons dodgy accent.

My best suggestion for saving money is to learn to do stuff for yourself.
Often the professionals make things sound difficult to protect the illusion that it's too difficult to do yourself and that you must pay them.
It's also far more satisfying.

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Old 06 March 2009, 16:15   #25
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Normally known as car sharing with cars, what about Rib sharing.

You tell me your going out and I come down and take a seat on your boat. That then saves me on launching fees, fuel, tow car fees, trailer storage and above all RIB fees.

So your saving me money by letting me take a seat on your boat rather than me spending my own money!
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Old 06 March 2009, 16:59   #26
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I have been very lucky with free stuff.

I was given a very nice 42" Plasma TV becuase 1 of the removable speakers was crackling.

I was given a very nice old sheep trailer - it's made from aluminium and I use it to haul around all my other free stuff. I get free firewood for my woodburner and also pick up free old cooking oil for my landrover - which is also great for chainsaw lube.

I spotted in my local freeads a freezer free to a good home. It was in Llanelli so I thought it would be something seriously scabby from a council house. When i manged to find the house it was a big mansion and the freezer was like new - prob never been used.

I had my 5 ton milling machine free along with a load of tools etc. Also had a free suzuki jeep and god knows what else.

The problem is all my bargains aren't really free at all - becuase it costs me 600 a month to rent my unit to put it all in...............

oh and I had a free sailing boat!!!
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Old 06 March 2009, 17:42   #27
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Work part time for a skip company.You will soon discover that people have no idea what they are throwing away. Cash Converters and Ebay will be your friend for life.

I brought home working radio controlled yachts, complete nearly new PCs, laptops, 1950s Scalextric sets,Cambridge Audio amps, Mission audio gear etc etc. You name it, I probably sold it. One of the lads even got given a running and MOTable GPZ600R wih all the documents.


Oh, and the pride of my finds-rescued from in front of the yard dozer-the only one I didn't sell immediately and will never get rid of is one of these:-
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Old 06 March 2009, 18:18   #28
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Jimbob is still in the lead, i decided the nights out with Dave Manning are putting people off coming up with good ideas so he's of the prize list.

to recap

Swapshop 1st place so far
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Use ASAP supplies
and learn to do things yourself


any more ideas.

I'll give you another big money saving tip. Get your trailer bearings from a bearing supplier and not the trailer manufacturer take the old one to the supplier and say gimme some of these It's a lot cheaper especially if you have a 4 wheel trailer
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Old 06 March 2009, 18:19   #29
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Old 06 March 2009, 18:37   #30
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how about getting your southern Ribster buddies RW to send up north spares for your boat and telling you not to worry about the payments!!.

Now thats what I call a money saving idea..... tie strap please!!
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