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Old 05 March 2009, 20:23   #1
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money saving Ideas.

When I'm a towing a boat I use a large sainsburies orange 30 p carrier bag as the prop bag with a sheet of wood inside to protect the world from the prop. I tie wrap this on to the leg and it works fine.

I also take my spark plugs to a motorbike shop for cheaper replacements and my filters to a motor factors for replacement Gotta be a good make Fleetguard, Mann or Fram. This usuallly works out at a third to half the price which means I can buy more fuel for Ribbing.

On my commerciall boat I just bought a spare hydraulic valve assemply from Parker hydraulics for 325 poonds as opposed to the 971 that Hamilton wanted. This is not an equivalent or pattern part but the actual unit.

Theres a prize for any good suggestions of 6 mega tie wraps as used by Nasher, Pete7 and David Manning and the best suggestion gets a set of crimps with a proper ratchet crimper plus a night out with David Manning, 2nd prize is 2 nights out with DM and trust me you don't want to come tenth
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Old 06 March 2009, 02:59   #2
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If your a delivery driver instead of buying your own ratchet straps to hold the customers RIB on the trailer why not borrow theirs, with a promise you`ll bring em back real soon

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"I would like to win first prize so that I might be able to nick me strap back while he`s not looking!"
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Old 06 March 2009, 03:52   #4
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You won't need them buddy

these tie wraps are mega big so you can use em instead of ratchet straps. I dunno what Andy's laughing about he's presently in second place.

Funnily enough I gave DM a couple of new straps a few weeks ago.
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I've got some ratchet straps here Stu, should I be worried about later What time were you comming around?

By the way, these mega Tie wraps, can they be used in the bedroom and are they re-usable?
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Old 06 March 2009, 05:40   #7
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I've got some ratchet straps here Stu, should I be worried about later What time were you comming around?
She's have to be a big strong girl

By the way, these mega Tie wraps, can they be used in the bedroom and are they re-usable?
yes they would make a very good gag. come up with a money saving idea and you shall soon find out

Carl is now in 1st place hope he's got some crimping to do!
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If anyone's lucky enough to be buying a new RIB, get prices for electronics and outboards from alternative suppliers. A lot of boat builders charge a fortune for this sort of stuff.
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