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Old 15-12-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Exchange rates!

Just had a nice 'little parcel' from the States - this week pound certainly does not help with imports!
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Old 15-12-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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Ye not good and it's getting worse, were having a bit of rough time this morning on the exchange rates loosing more ground to the Euro as it's assumed the BOE will reduce interest rates by another 1/4 0r 1/2 percent in Jan and house prices are in for a new kicking next year all lots of fun to look forward too
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Old 15-12-2008, 03:48 PM   #3
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hi adam
what kind of money does that system cost..roughly.
was going to go with seastar but that system might suit better. interested to know the price diff.
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Old 15-12-2008, 04:58 PM   #4
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hi adam
what kind of money does that system cost..roughly.
was going to go with seastar but that system might suit better. interested to know the price diff.
ta gerry
Just opened an IMCO ccount and hoping to sell through K4+ - but not cheap - even before the pound diving. I think a complete system (minus steering wheel) is going to work out around £2150 + vat. But may carry on getting worse!

Otherwsie we may have another less expensive option. A twin bar fron mounted system. There are steering bars both sides of the tilt tube / arm -which both link to the central steering arm. Thus balancing the loads a bit better and taking some of the shock out of it / protecting the central bolt connection. Just fitted our first system to my RIB. Still this we buy in Euro's so cannot win - looking at somewhere around £950 plus vat. Will try to sort out some photos.
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Old 15-12-2008, 05:16 PM   #5
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Just opened an IMCO ccount and hoping to sell through K4+ - but not cheap - even before the pound diving. I think a complete system (minus steering wheel) is going to work out around £2150 + vat. But may carry on getting worse!

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I currently do that same system from Imco for around 1900.00 + vat (complete with hoses), but as you say, a lot depends on the dollar rate. Steve at Hypro also dabbled in it, and I believe both Scorpion and Dave Crawford also have accounts.

Can't beat a bit of competition to keep the prices competitive!
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Old 15-12-2008, 05:29 PM   #6
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I currently do that same system from Imco for around 1900.00 + vat (complete with hoses), but as you say, a lot depends on the dollar rate. Steve at Hypro also dabbled in it, and I believe both Scorpion and Dave Crawford also have accounts.

Can't beat a bit of competition to keep the prices competitive!
You either have better trade discount than me or and / no profit!

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Old 15-12-2008, 05:33 PM   #7
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I'd like to think a better discount, having been buying from them for over 10 years, as for profit, you can't really expect much for a few emails and shifting cardboard boxes!!!!!

Let me quote for your next system.
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Old 15-12-2008, 06:17 PM   #8
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