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Old 22 March 2013, 16:34   #21
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Last connectors I had done was 10 with free fitting! You own a boat and consider that expensive to fit??

It was way cheaper than the entire hose the chandlers wanted to fit!

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Old 22 March 2013, 16:46   #22
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Last connectors I had done was 10 with free fitting! You own a boat and consider that expensive to fit??

It was way cheaper than the entire hose the chandlers wanted to fit!

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Yeah sorry, didnt mean to laugh its just that when you deal with hydraulic fitting/hose suppliers as much as i do you soon realise that "pirate-tek" and "cheap" are two words you dont normally read in the same sentence...
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Old 22 March 2013, 16:53   #23
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I just spent 400 modifying my hoses to fit a new autopilot!

But it did involve some hard lines, ball valves etc as well as swaged couplings, all in stainless
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Yeah sorry, didnt mean to laugh its just that when you deal with hydraulic fitting/hose suppliers as much as i do you soon realise that "pirate-tek" and "cheap" are two words you dont normally read in the same sentence...
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Do you get them to come to you though??

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Do you get them to come to you though??

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Sometimes they come to us, other times we go to the local depot.....irrespective, if i go back through all my invoices year for year over the last 6-7 years i would estimate that we've probably saved at least 15% by going to other suppliers like Hyphose. As i mentioned previously, with the amount of expenditure we incur on hydraulics, this represents a significant saving.

For a start, we usually get a significant trade discount on hoses and fittings supplied from Hyphose....something that Pirtek were reluctant to do, probably because Pirtek only operate on a franchise basis limiting the freedom and control franchisee's have over pricing.

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I make all my own ... I have a Gates crimp machine and only really have to use the mobile boys if I'm stuck. In preference I use a local lad .. rather than the national outfits .. but he only gets out of his bed when he gets a call,.. so he's not exactly on the go .. .....are you Colin ? ya lazy twat
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