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bigelowp
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Initially Posted - 03/09/2019 :  09:38:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This year's Defender Marine Warehouse Sale is taking place March 28 - 31. Prices are definitely the lowest of the year and many items have special manufacturers special pricing. You can go on-linenow to look at representative deals. They ship all over North America.

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct

Peregrine
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Response Posted - 03/09/2019 :  11:50:29  Show Profile  Visit Peregrine's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thanks Peter.


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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 03/10/2019 :  10:48:36  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'll be there Thurs. 3/28, or maybe Wed. (a not too well-kept secret)--it's only about 15 minutes away from me. It's an amazing scene--sorta like Black Friday at a Super-Walmart, but for boat people--thousands of them, with manufacturers' booths as at a boat show, and something like 30 registers servicing a long line of happy mariners. That and the Wooden Boat Show at the Mystic Seaport are two of the biggest events in this area each year. In past years I've seen some local WM staffers working the floor in this sale. (I suspect the WM stores within a considerable radius are virtually empty for the duration, except for somebody who just needs a couple of SS screws.)

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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keats
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Response Posted - 03/10/2019 :  12:11:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy I'd love to go. Tell them to do a West Coast one!

Tim Keating
1985 C-25 TR/FK #4940
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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 03/11/2019 :  08:57:27  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
To give another example, there's an army of reps from both Interlux and Pettit on the floor ready to answer questions and grab the can(s) you want--then a nice discount at the register, like 15%, comes off the Defender price, which is generally below WM's best sale price to begin with. Like I said, "happy mariners".

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.
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islander
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Response Posted - 03/11/2019 :  09:49:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If your a fan of WM PCA Gold you can probably get a better deal on Pettit Ultra SR 40. Same paint just WM rebrands it.

Scott-"IMPULSE"87'C25/SR/WK/Din.#5688
Sailing out of Glen Cove,L.I Sound


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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 03/13/2019 :  06:07:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Speaking of Defender sales, are your flares expiring this year? I don't worry any more--I have one of these...

Other advantages include not starting fires and having molten whatever-it-is aboard when things are already too "exciting"... (I keep some old flares anyway, for redundancy, and I have a new hand-held DSC VHF with built-in GPS and the distress button.)

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 03/13/2019 06:11:36
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OLarryR
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Response Posted - 03/13/2019 :  10:35:19  Show Profile  Visit OLarryR's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I also bought one of those electronic LEDs - Don't have to periodically replace and dispose of the old flares....but you have to periodically ensure the batteries are okay or just replace.

Larry
'89 Robin's Nest#5820, Potomac River/Wash DC http://catalina25.homestead.com/olarryr.html
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bigelowp
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Response Posted - 03/13/2019 :  12:05:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Weems & Plath electronic LED distress lights are fantastic -- and the warehouse price is excellent. My shopping list is growing!

Peter Bigelow
C-25 TR/FK #2092 Limerick
Rowayton, Ct
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TCurran
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Response Posted - 03/14/2019 :  03:55:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Damn, just bought one for a "new" boat I just acquired from somewhere else. A great buy.

Tom Curran
1981 Capri 25 Hull #101 "Dirty Debbie"
1985 Watkins 25 "Comfortably Numb"
PAFB, FL
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