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12-17-2011, 05:15 PM
hy guys i am rebuilding a boat this winter i just wanted some ideas on where to find good prices on stuff for it like seats and so forth i'm on a extreamly tight budget to do this build so any ideas on where to look or if anyone has stuff they need to clean out any ideas would be great

12-17-2011, 05:36 PM
Well I don't know smack about Virginia Beach so here goes, up here in Illinois we have several swap-flea market once a year shows starting in February. folks rent a table for $10.00 & sell all their boat & fishing extras. You can find seats, anchors, trailer parts,sometimes there's pictures of boats for sale etc.Check with sporting goods stores as they may have a bulletin board with these sales advertised, and while there ask about any store end of year close outs. Do a search for Tin Boats web site for how to tips & ideas. Visit some fishing clubs and ask the members -if there sale places around they will know, and maybe the club has flea market also. Many dealers advertise overstock along with the boat sales on Craigs Boat sale listing.

12-17-2011, 06:36 PM
ya i keep a eye on craigslist just havent seen much on there as far as parts in awhile i know bi need seats a bow stop upright winch plate for the trailer and a set of like 7" pedistals but ya i will keep looking and will try and see what i can find out about those swap meets and all also

12-17-2011, 06:37 PM
The Craigslist in the Nashville Tn area had some new seats that look like they came from a boat plant were $40 each, way better than what the same money would buy in any store. Might have to go back some but it's worth the look.

12-18-2011, 07:12 AM
Check with local Marine Dealerships (boat/trailer sales) ... see if they have a "trash pile" of wrecked trailers/boats or parts. They might let you have whatever you can salvage, or cut you a deal on usable parts.

Also check with the Va Beach boys, on the Va State Forum of this site ... some good fellers on there that might have a line on some places to check out, or even some items they have lying around (that they might part with for a nominal fee).

... cp :cool:

12-18-2011, 09:17 AM
I am sure that VA beach has more than a few "dead boat" yards around....being a cheap SOB that I am... I would go huntin in those yards to see what I could find and restore... good seats might just need new covering and you might be surprised at what you might find... but that is just me.

12-18-2011, 10:33 AM
thanks ya i am gonna check into some of those