I have a thick (~2.5" dia) bundle of cables on my RIB that I want to protect and tidy up so I was looking for a length, probably ~5 metres, of the largest available spiral cable binding. None of the chandlers around here seem to sell it. So I went online and found this
. Perfect - 1" ID and (aptly) 'ribbed' for extra strength (and pleasure?
). Except when I called about the price, I got a bit of a shock - £45/metre
(apparently they sell it for aerospace applications).
Then I found this
- 12.7mm OD at £30 for 30 metres. Good enough but I don't need 30 metres.
So - I thought - Barnet Marine. Called them up and yes - they will sell by the length at £5/ft - so my 5 metres would come to ~£80
So I've gone back to www.toolboxshop.com
and ordered the 30 metre coil (in black).
Now I won't need more than 5 metres so I have 25m available to pass on to RIBnet members, which I'm happy to do at £2/metre incl. postage (or £30 if anyone wants to take the whole lot).
Oh - and if Lawrence (Barnet Marine) reads this, I don't mind paying for stuff but >1600% mark-up is a bit steep.