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Hawse Pipes To Original Specs


Mike McCoy
(Member)

When you say 'sets' do you mean the price is for two hawse pipes (i.e. one ea for port & starboard)

or 'sets' meaning one hawse pipe with both inside/outside halves?


Stephen Wylie
(Member)

Mike McCoy wrote:When you say 'sets' do you mean the price is for two hawse pipes (i.e. one ea for port & starboard)

or 'sets' meaning one hawse pipe with both inside/outside halves?

A set is one hawse pipe, two halves.


Stephen Wylie
(Member)


FYI, two pipes left
Last modified: November 10, 2011 4:57 PM | Stephen Wylie


Stephen Wylie
(Member)

I have had hawse pipes manufactured to original specs, out of spun naval bronze.

The first run was for 14 sets, there are 8 left at this point in time.

I had to commission the metal spinner to build the tool and, as I am not a registered business, I had to pay sales tax on the finished product.

The remaining 8 sets will be sold for my cost plus 10% so that I can eventually pay for the tool - that works out to $156 per set. I'll have to sell about 36 sets to cover the cost of the tool. Pipes are on eBay:

www.ebayitem.com/250910724958

I am shipping from Canada. Factor in customs and brokerage in your cost calculations, but as they are made in Canada, under NAFTA there is no duty.

These are "plug-and-play" exact replicas of the originals. Installation should be snap, once you get the old ones off.

Future runs of hawse pipes will have a different price.If, down the line, several members want to buy these in bulk I can talk to the manufacturer to do another run. I think the minimum is 14 sets. Enough demand would justify my arranging a wholesaler's tax exemption and should lower the cost.

If anyone is interested in the remaining 8, let me know.

Update: Oct 14, 2011

Two more are sold, there are 6 SETS left.

Update Oct 15, 2011:

Inquiries on four more sets, not sold yet. I have created an eBay item to pay a DEPOSIT for one set from the next run of pipes.

Manufacturing/delivery is dependent on interest.

www.ebayitem.com/250911665736

(I am typing from an iPad and can't figure out how to make that link work. Just cut and paste it into the address bar of your browser)

Update Oct. 16, 2011

4 sets left. First shipment should be taking delivery today. Looking forward to feedback.

Installed my first two in about 1 hour for each, including removing the old one.

Update Nov. 10, 2011

2 sets of hawsepipes left, that is two individual hawsepipes - after those are sold, it will be pay a deposit and wait until enough sign up before the next run is commissioned.

FYI, as per Bud's suggestion, if enough signed up for it, the run could be out of stainless steel instead of bronze, if that's the consensus (but I like the bronze).


Last modified: November 10, 2011 3:37 PM | Stephen Wylie

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