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Old 01 September 2009, 10:51   #1
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Other than direct from the web site, can anyone recommend the best place for discounted tickets?

Complimentary tickets seem thin on the ground this year.

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Old 01 September 2009, 12:12   #2
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got ours with Tesco club card vouchers.
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Old 01 September 2009, 16:01   #4
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got ours with Tesco club card vouchers.
How much does that work out then?
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Old 01 September 2009, 17:07   #5
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How much does that work out then?
Works out at £3.75 in club card vouchers and ordered online.Tickets came with in two days.
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I can never quite work out why the public have to pay to go to boat shows. What we are really doing is walking around a shop and being encouraged to buy things. Would you pay 13 quid to walk round Tesco.
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I can never quite work out why the public have to pay to go to boat shows. What we are really doing is walking around a shop and being encouraged to buy things. Would you pay 13 quid to walk round Tesco.
Presumably if they didn't the organisers would look to find other ways to raise that income, i.e. charge the exhibitors more, which would either put them off (if they are struggling to recover costs from the event) or mean they had to charge more for each boat/item sold.

The other advantage is that by being willing to pay £13 to walk round you have:
(1) qualified yourself as having at least a reasonable interest in the merchandise on display.
(2) qualified yourself as having some disposable income to spend (exhibitors don't really want people wasting their time - if they are not keen enough to fork our £26 for them and the wife to get in).
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I was looking at buying a new boat a few years ago and was speaking to dealers in the months prior to the show - as it was clear I was serious I had them falling over themselves to send me free tickets.

I turned them down on the basis of not wanting something for nothing if I didn't buy from them. I have found its easy to 'haggle' the entry cost off anything of any value you end up buying ( over £150 ish ) .
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Hi Guys, I have a promo code which you can use, gets you tickets for £10.40, I think you can even print them out yourself.
Is it ok to post the code?
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Is it ok to post the code?
Oh yes I think it will be OK

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Ok just thought to check , you never know lol.

Anyway for £10.40 the code is S56 and it is still active, I have just checked.

Hope it save someone a few coins.
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Thats very interesting, as the Motorboat mag has a code of S50, which makes the tickets £11.00. Might be worth trying other codes? S70 ......

Anyway, have managed to get hold of 4 complimentary tickets, so am happy as a pig in ....
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looks like I'll need to pay for my tickets for the first time in a few years now I'm not working in the industry.

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Mrs Nasher, The two smaller Nashers, and myself are all off to the show tomorrow.

Hope to bump into some Ribnetters to say Hi.

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Nasher, I hope you had a good day, weather was good again!

We went along yesterday (Sat) and thought it was quite quiet for the opening public day, compared to other years. Managed to have a good look around in a relaxed mode and liked the Zodic N-Zo and Humber 1000 sport. I thought that there were alot less small traders, may be a sign of the times. Picked up one or two bits, but spent alot less than normal.

Mrs 250 would have put a deposit down on a Lagoon sailing cat, but I bulked a bit(!) at the £400,000 price ... Will wait to kick the kids out and down size the house, then I woke up!
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Old 13 September 2009, 12:30   #16
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Yep, we all had a good day.

We spent quite a bit of time on the RV Callista Oceanography vessel, and Middle Nasher, who's almost 13, announced he wants to be a Oceanographer

There was plenty to slobber over, particularly for me the two Nordhavn motor boats that look fantastic, the new Rustler 44, and the Beneteau Bordeaux 60.

Rib wise there were plenty of nice boats, but as always the Goldfish boats really did it for me, along with the Revengers (Even if the Revengers were white...Yuck.)

Some time soon we'll have to upgrade the smaller Nashers SIB, they really want a small rib, so were running off to look at all the sub 4M ones, but we won't be able to roll a small Rib up in the big Rib to run it around to the Beach like we do their little Zodiac. The ideal solution appeared to be a Bombard SIB with an air deck that formed a very deep V hull shape, the problem being the only one they produce is 4M which would be a little too large.

The Yellow/Black Ribcraft on show, that John says is up for sale, had a very good stern anchor/warp arrangement, a length of webbing on a reel that when wound up was very neat and took up little space attached to the A-Frame. Has anyone seen this for sale anywhere? as I'm sure it would be a good solution for the main anchor as well.

Lots I could mention, and far too much to see in one day, particularly if you have a family with you.

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I've seen those rope holder somewhere nasher, think it was mailspeed.
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I've seen those rope holder somewhere nasher, think it was mailspeed.
Did as quick search and found several places selling it at around the same price.

http://marinestore.co.uk/Merchant2/m...na-and-webbing

Thats that idear buggered then.
How can it cost £148 for 35M


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Did as quick search and found several places selling it at around the same price.

http://marinestore.co.uk/Merchant2/m...na-and-webbing

Thats that idear buggered then.
How can it cost £148 for 35M


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Me thinks Rope on an old hosepipe could be a cheaper option.
Do like the idea though.
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The anchor system has been designed for the client in Sweden for a chaps sons 14th Birthday present.
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