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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 10 Jan 2018 18:31 #96221

for batteries .I was trying to type

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 10 Jan 2018 18:30 #96220

for supplier contact Daniel Boekel. he is a DBA member local to the Noord Holland area and he is starting to offer Lithium battery packs for close to the same price as gel
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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 10 Jan 2018 17:55 #96219

Julian,

You will be looking for loads of information during your project and most of the answers, thoughts and ways of doing a fit out are on this forum and the knowledge base.
A good place to start would be a thorough searching of what is already published.

Also, buy a few books, for example :
The Narrowboat Builders Book.
Boatowner's Illustrated Wiring Manual by Charles Wing.
Good luck with your ship.

Colin Stone
KEI
www.luxe-motor-kei.co.uk

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 10 Jan 2018 11:34 #96205

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Thanks for the reply
I am also looking for a Wood heater, do you have more detail on a supplier please
Batteries: Do most people use semi-traction for both starting and re-cycle house use, or separate banks of starter (which will be high initial amperage) and house (which will be deep-cycle)

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 10 Jan 2018 09:46 #96204

We find FEMM at Rotterdam a good source of big barge fittings, paint , fenders and lines. Discount for cash.
We find Europcar at Schiphol suits our arrival and a day of buying heavy things and they have a depot near our barge to de-hire.
There are cheaper company's with rougher cars nearby for us and sure to be at Zamdam.
I hear there is a small boat breaker ( recycler) near Volendam, but that's all I know. There is also a barge and work boat breaker at Hendrick Ido Ambach where big boat fittings can be found.
Markplaatz is the Netherlands eBay . Search the adds for parts from private or commercial suppliers. That's where we found our mooring, wood heater, stone hearth, gangplank and 12v battery's.

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 10 Jan 2018 06:46 #96200

Gamma is another good Brico type place in NL.

I use Toplicht quite a bit for boaty stuff, and of course they deliver. Bit like good old Davey's in England before they lost the plot.

www.toplicht.de/en/#

Balliol.

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 09 Jan 2018 20:22 #96198

Hello Julian

Then you are in cycling range of Zaandam and its bricos - and even better

www.klaas-mulder.nl/product-scheepsschroef+type+p3b16x9r-1955

a Vetus dealer but with a wide range of barge sized spares and equipment sold as own label.

Dekker Watersports is also worth checking out.

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Andy Soper
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Coookham

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 09 Jan 2018 20:05 #96197

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My Barge is at Marina Nauerna Kanaaldijk 33 1566 PA Assendelf, Town of ZAANDAM
I cannot leave England till March so I am researching products beforehand
I guess the stores you mentioned will have plywood and tools etc (I will go their sites)
Maybe they have a delivery service for bulk items?

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 09 Jan 2018 20:01 #96196

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Thanks for reply
Yes perhaps public transport will do I have to find the stores I need to go to first. I discovered Bootaccessoires Vinkeveen
today and have been emailing.
Do you know of any other of this type of store?
Thanks for the names of the other stores
I am making comparisons of pricing and things seem cheaper in Holland than England, agree/disagree?

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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 09 Jan 2018 19:46 #96194

Hello Julian,

Are you sure you need car hire? Public transport train bus and air is so well integrated and when it is backed up with a bicycle most journeys are solved. Where is your tjalk?
The Dutch Bricos like Hornbach, Praxis and Hubo contain a wide array of goodies for boat refitting - much better than B&Q!- and the bigger ones offer van hire and home delivery.
Look on the Waterways guide for your mooring as well.

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Andy Soper
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Local knowledge wanted - N/S Holland 09 Jan 2018 16:26 #96189

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Hello everyone, I am a new member. I hope to contribute to this group as I have numerous years of experience re-fitting cruising yachts.
My next project is in the photo, built in 1911 length 17 mtrs.
My initial questions will be about suppliers of materials and equipment as I will not start the re-fit till March. I have only visited Holland once so everything is new to me. I hope that you’all can give me a clearer picture. I thank you in advance.
First question is: where is the most economical hire car service in Holland?
Second question is: I have discovered Boat Accessories Vinkeveen (as listed with DBA)
Are there any other suppliers of equipment for re-fits available? Preferably to the north of Amsterdam
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