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I had a riverside shop during the 1970's and whilst we didn't hire or sell T.V's we did sell scores of frying pans, hundreds of tin openers, dozens of mats and no end of water-bottles. I suppose yards just checked the boats on changeover to ensure they had the various bits, just didn't check that they worked! In the days of deposits we also sold numerous glasses, boat hooks, cutlery and deck-mops. More than anything though, we sold thousands of wooly bobble hats during the course of a season. We also sold playing cards by the caseload.

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It's been a few years since I first started putting this list together, so maybe it's time to review and add, or maybe remove some items?

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One very useful gadget is a Karcher WindowVac. Brilliant for removing the condensation from the inside of windows. Beats a chamois leather hands-down.

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I'll second that Karcher plug, been using one for about 2 years and wouldn't want to be without it now. Makes cold mornings a breeze. Handy when you've had a shower too!

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Erm, I still use a towel after I've showered   tounge-in-cheek

Seriously though, I bought the first one for my wife, but it now lives permanently in my shower room (when it's not on the boat). She kept mithering on about it, so I've now bought her another one. The MkII version is quieter, easier to empty, has a replaceable battery and a more sensibly-placed on/off switch.

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It's only because the Karcher can't get in all those wrinkles Pally Playful Wink  well if your anything like me.
Couldn't agree more about the Karcher, revolutionised boating mornings.

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