Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Boat Show Bargains

It wasn't all browsing luxury boats at the weekend, as much as this part of the show was fun, we had a couple of items that we could do with purchasing as well.

The show has endless rows of stalls selling everything marine, the trick was to find the right product at the right price.

We wanted some new sail cloth bags. Our current ones are nearing the end of their usable life and were a little on the small side. We eventually tracked down a stall selling the large sized barrel bags by Bainbridge Marine for £30 each, a bargain in itself as these usually retail for around £45 each. As we were buying two we managed to knock them down a little further in price to £28 each, less then we paid for the previous medium sized barrel bags by the same maker!

Liam also wanted a couple of baseball caps, he goes through these like shelling peas. Often they meet a sticky end in the water. He managed to get a good deal on a pair of Muston caps from another stall holder.

All in all we had a great weekend away, found some great bargains and got to see some amazing boats both on the water and ashore. We also got some great technical advice and some great ideas for our future afloat. Well worth the visit.

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