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Old 26 March 2008, 17:11   #11
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Probably a stunning wooden sailing dinghy - never been on the water complete with spare sails etc - it cost me £0 - yes thats right it was FREE!!!

I also had a free 42" Plasma TV for Christmas................
Were these in return for services rendered. Come on , own up know. the reason cannot possibly be cos your a nice guy.
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Old 26 March 2008, 18:28   #12
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The sailing boat was from my mate who has emigrated to Australia. The Plasma TV had a speaker that crackled - the bloke said I could have it if i wanted it. As I have a Denon amp with full surround sound speakers I didn't think it would be too much of a problem!!!

The picture quality is pretty good - but I still prefer my Sony Wega 100hz 32" CRT - it's just the 32" looks so small now..........
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Old 26 March 2008, 19:08   #13
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I got my first boat ever the other week... An 1989 Avon (dunno what model yet) with a 25hp 2-stroke Yammy motor that looks like you could eat off it. I ran it up and down the coast of Newport Beach a couple hours this past weekend, it purred like a kitten (loves to run flat out, apparently) and didn't sink so we're in business.

Boat is about 3.5-4M, has a front steering console with side-mounted remote controls for the outboard, came with a bunch of accessories. Should be a fun project.

Net cost: $338 (after CA registration and title)
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Old 27 March 2008, 06:19   #14
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Bought 5.75 Viper for £2000, sold it 3 years later for £7500!

I did put a second hand 150 hp optie at £3500 & gave it a lot of love!
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