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Old 10-30-2019, 09:19 AM
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We are fortunate enough to have a Marine Thrift Store in Key Largo. I love rummaging through this place find great treasures from dock cleats to rope to nearly anything you can imagine. The owners find treasures all over the place and bring them back by the truck load. I have no idea where they find this stuff, but I'd like to! Do you have one of these store near you?

I also spend a lot of time in Jacksonville and told there is a really large store somewhere in St. Augustine. Gotta find that one!
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:36 AM
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Awesome....wish there were more of these.

I find with boat accessories it makes sense to go uses as everything is expensive new but pennies on the dollar used.

I just use craislist in my area for anchors, ropes, bumpers, etc. etc. as needed.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:58 AM
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SailorMan in Fort Lauderdale is always a fun place in which to wander (the new location is just south of the big West Marine at SR84 and Andrews Ave)
Tell Chuck Star brite sent you.

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Essenbay Marine here in Summerville, SC is supposed to be pretty awesome. Lots of leftover stuff from manufacturers (boat) and other stuff. I haven't been yet as I've not found a good enough reason to go, but plan on checking it out soon.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
SailorMan in Fort Lauderdale is always a fun place in which to wander (the new location is just south of the big West Marine at SR84 and Andrews Ave)
Tell Check Star brite sent you.
("Chuck")...
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:44 AM
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Minnies Yacht Surplus in Newport Beach is pretty fun but wouldn't consider the prices "thrifty."
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Bacon Sails and Marine Supplies in Annapolis is pretty cool. Lots of random stuff and the staff is super knowledgeable.
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Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
SailorMan in Fort Lauderdale is always a fun place in which to wander (the new location is just south of the big West Marine at SR84 and Andrews Ave)
Tell Chuck Star brite sent you.
do they still buy from individuals?
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:26 PM
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Originally Posted by billatstarbrite View Post
SailorMan in Fort Lauderdale is always a fun place in which to wander (the new location is just south of the big West Marine at SR84 and Andrews Ave)
Tell Chuck Star brite sent you.
I love Sailorman! Been going there for years before moving south. I miss that place.
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There was a store like this in Fort Meyers. Is it still there?
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:37 PM
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Southern Cross Ship's Chandlery 103 Myrick Street Pensacola, FL 32505. Nautical Pickers in Stuart FL. Marine Connection Liquidators, 2970 US Hwy 1, Fort Pierce FL Don's Marine Salvage and Surplus in Clearwater FL. Are a few Have used. (When I lived in Calif. and Minney's was on the water, I bought and sold a lot of gear there.)
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Originally Posted by PatSea32 View Post
There was a store like this in Fort Meyers. Is it still there?
Marine Trading Post.
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Old 10-30-2019, 07:55 PM
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Originally Posted by ahoymarineproduct View Post
We are fortunate enough to have a Marine Thrift Store in Key Largo. I love rummaging through this place find great treasures from dock cleats to rope to nearly anything you can imagine. The owners find treasures all over the place and bring them back by the truck load. I have no idea where they find this stuff, but I'd like to! Do you have one of these store near you?

I also spend a lot of time in Jacksonville and told there is a really large store somewhere in St. Augustine. Gotta find that one!
Sailors Exchange is the one in St. Augustine. Cool place. I've found a few treasures there.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ahoymarineproduct View Post
We are fortunate enough to have a Marine Thrift Store in Key Largo. I love rummaging through this place find great treasures from dock cleats to rope to nearly anything you can imagine. The owners find treasures all over the place and bring them back by the truck load. I have no idea where they find this stuff, but I'd like to! Do you have one of these store near you?

I also spend a lot of time in Jacksonville and told there is a really large store somewhere in St. Augustine. Gotta find that one!
been there on vacation and walked out of that exact store $350 later with aroun $1200 in gear.

if i lived there i would be in there 3 times a week just to resell on the internet....
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by ahoymarineproduct View Post
We are fortunate enough to have a Marine Thrift Store in Key Largo. I love rummaging through this place find great treasures from dock cleats to rope to nearly anything you can imagine. The owners find treasures all over the place and bring them back by the truck load. I have no idea where they find this stuff, but I'd like to! Do you have one of these store near you?

I also spend a lot of time in Jacksonville and told there is a really large store somewhere in St. Augustine. Gotta find that one!
Where at in Key Largo?
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ahoymarineproduct View Post
We are fortunate enough to have a Marine Thrift Store in Key Largo. I love rummaging through this place find great treasures from dock cleats to rope to nearly anything you can imagine. The owners find treasures all over the place and bring them back by the truck load. I have no idea where they find this stuff, but I'd like to! Do you have one of these store near you?

I also spend a lot of time in Jacksonville and told there is a really large store somewhere in St. Augustine. Gotta find that one!
sailors exchange is a marine thrift store on steroids. its fun treasure hunting

https://www.sailors-exchange.com/

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Old 10-30-2019, 08:22 PM
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In Franklin, WI . . . https://www.kendormarine.com
Kind of a thrift-type store; you never know what you'll find. Inventory changes constantly and they'll deal on prices, too. They also have an online presence: https://www.greatlakesskipper.com
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Stone Age antiques in Miami, on South River Drive and 32 Ave. They have some of the coolest nautical stuff. Not cheap, but a must visit.
Stoneage Antiques the Nautical Place
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:44 AM
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^ sounds cool. Their page says they have --- cannons ---
You can never have too many cannons.
I'll have to check it out. Thanks!
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There is a great marine consignment shop in Mystic Ct. I stop there anytime I am in town.
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