“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

Going Thrift Shopping


But instead of looking for your Grampa’s coat we went after cruising gear.

Last year we had a couple of great finds but we may have out done ourselves this year. First we got a spare manual bilge pump. A decent Gusher pump in great condition with the handle (the handle alone can go for $35). We got the whole pump for $40.


Second big score was a collapsible fisherman’s anchor. About 45 pounder, fully collapsible and in great condition. Excellent backup anchor to keep in the bilge for $100.


We got a couple of other nice little scores like some cruising bowls with non-skid on the bottom, a couple yards of sunbrella and a mount for our flare gun tube. A good day of bargain hunting.

2 thoughts on “Going Thrift Shopping

  1. i’m getting better at swap meets too, now I make sure I have less when I leave than when I arrived, well I try too anyways!

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