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Topic: Tea and Coffee
Posted By: A Seabadger
Subject: Tea and Coffee
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 2:12pm
It's not Seabadger here but her mum. I've hijacked her screen name as I need to ask you guys an important question.

At our sailing club we run a small tea bar selling tea, coffee and chocolate. The profits from which fund petrol for the safety boats. I have recently started a riot by increasing the price of tea to 35p and coffee to 40p.

I should like to know if this is unreasonable and how much do your local clubs charge?


PS Happy Christmas and good winter sailing.

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Posted By: English Dave
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 2:22pm
Sounds very reasonable to me. Of course it all depends on the size of the cups and quality of the brew. Which is why I drink Guiness in the winter and Miller in the summer. Sometimes both.

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Posted By: radixon
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:17pm
Thats resonable to me.

Where I sail the prices are about 40p.

As long as the milk is fresh, the water is hot and the tea/coffee isn't Tesco Value, then they can't complain!!


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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:27pm

Sounds fine to me.  We pay 50p for tea and 60p for coffee.  They should count themselves luck!!!  Tight fisted so and so's

 



Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:31pm
Yeh that sounds very reasonable to me! As mentioned before, as long as it has milk, sugar and tastes like tea then all should be happy!!!

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Posted By: JimC
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:40pm
25p for an (admittedly smallish) cup where I sail.


Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:49pm
its about £1 in the yacht club where i sail i think??

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Posted By: Contender 541
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 3:52pm

40p...

Not saying how much, but direct the complainers to Rutland or Datchett



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 4:59pm

Hiya Seabadger's Mum,

I run the galley at our sailing club and the prices are 40p for a mug of tea and 50p for a Nescafé. We also charge 50p for a hot chocolate or a fizzy drinks can. Compared to other sailing clubs I have visited, this is very much middle-of-the-range.
As radixon and tgruitt have said, people are more encline to pay a little more and get better ingredients.

A couple of years ago, I had to increase prices by 10 to 30p across the whole range: I wrote a poster placed next to the till to explain the price increase and members were very understanding.

Good luck with your lot!

Have a great Christmas in the Seabadger's family and enjoy your sailing!

xxx BnS



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Posted By: FireballNeil
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 5:51pm
Yeah I think that's a great price compared to anywhere in a town/city or a service station etc. just tell them where to get their tea next time they complain- a thermos flask that they then have to carry around all day and potetially leave at home or in the boat when they leave! hahaha that'll tell em!

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Posted By: mike ellis
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 6:33pm
i think its 70p for tea and coffee at hill head. the bar prices are very reasonable though.

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Posted By: Lucy Lee
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 7:37pm

Hello Mrs Seabadger

while I think the prices you are charging for tea & coffee are perfectly reasonable I'm not sure I agree with putting up the cost of drinks to cover the cost of petrol!

I suppose I feel that 1. it penalizes visitors and non-sailors (who don't use the rescue boat services) and 2. it is rather an uncertain income stream because the sailors could quite easily boycott the drinks! I appreciate that this is highly unlikely given that we are talking about sailors here.

What about charging those who sail a fee for the fuel, and putting up subs / day sailing fees? It is not as if fuel is ever going to go down in price so we are all going to have to get used to paying more for things that use petrol/diesel.

all the best

Lucy

 



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Posted By: A Seabadger
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 7:38pm
Thanks everyone. I will stand my ground. A few breezy winter days and they'll be glad that the rescue boat has fuel!



A more pressing problem now is to work out how many days over Christmas Seabadger and myself can abandon the family and go sailing. (I have my mother staying, a non sailing husband and son - but an addicted daughter). I wonder if anyone will believe I "have" to go "shopping" on Christmas eve (and boxing day and the day after). - will they notice the wet sailing gear?

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 8:01pm

Try to fake a severe case of synchronised PMT. The boys will know how to recognise the signs and take cover, your mum will be reminded of her younger years and sympathise. You will all spend a wonderful time, being absolutely certain that you're doing a favour to the others.

Besides, a bit of quality time with son and mother-in-law on Christmas Eve (and Boxing Day... ) is quite a treat for a modern, understanding man.

Have fun girls!!  



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Posted By: les5269
Date Posted: 18 Dec 06 at 8:35pm
Originally posted by Lucy Lee

I suppose I feel that 1. it penalizes visitors and non-sailors (who don't use the rescue boat services) .

Lucy

So don't you rescue visitors then?

Back on subject, we pay 75p I think for tea  (I don't drink the coffee so i don't know)



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Posted By: Merlinboy
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 9:06am

40 pennith is more the reasonable, remebr inflation - Thatchers britain and all!!!

If people are winging about the extra 5 pence then lets be fair they are DEFFO in the wrong sport!!  You cant even buy a stainless screw for that!!

 

I bet the people that winge are the bar sailors, we all know them and every club has them, they sit indoors commenting on everyones boats, how they are sailing, what they are doing wrong.  They also seem to want to give you tips when you come in off the water after just winning a race.

 

BUT how often do we see them out on the water - never. 

 

INFACT im gonna start a new thread about bar sailors, lets name and shame them



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Posted By: rogerd
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 10:07am

Sea badgers mum.

Put it up to £1.50 and start drawing a wage to cover all the voluntary work  you do. Include going shopping for the tea/ coffee, fresh milk on a sunday morning. If you booked all the hours you do even at minimum wage I bet the galley wouldnt make enough to cover the costs.

These people dont realise the amount of work done by the few to keep their club up nd running.



Posted By: Port End Flyer
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 10:27am
Originally posted by rogerd

These people dont realise the amount of work done by the few to keep their club up nd running.

 

   Could'nt agree more!



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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 11:23am
We pay 30p per mug of tea of coffee at Hunts and very nice it is too (I have to say that my gf works in the Galley).

Go to grafham though and it is much more expensive (and IMO not as nice).

Just my 2p though, I know where I would rather sail!

Paul


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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 3:34pm

I just want to know, why is coffee always more expensive??

why?

WHY?

WHY???? 

tea is



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Posted By: Merlinboy
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 3:36pm
How dare you, our great empire was built on a good cup of tea

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 4:08pm
There is no such thing as a good cup of tea

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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 4:16pm
There is OT, one that has just been spilt all over the person laptop who tried to drink it 

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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 4:56pm

Good point jeffers



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Posted By: No. 5
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 5:56pm

Originally posted by Offshoretiger

There is no such thing as a good cup of tea

You heathen!

There are very few things in this world better than a nice cup of tea, a sit down and a bit of cake.



Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 6:22pm
watching Jeremy Kyle

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Posted By: FireballNeil
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 6:28pm
HOW DARE YOU! no such thing as a good cup of tea?

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Posted By: mike ellis
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 6:51pm
tea is the only way i can get up in the morning, if it can get me out of bed on a cold foggy morning to go to school it must be good.

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Posted By: Hobbo
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 7:12pm
Tea is right up there with Marmite and Beer as being a gift from the Gods.

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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 7:29pm
Well .. It seems it is quite a lot like Marmite ...

You either love it or you hate it!

Tea all the way!

( Milk and 3 sugars - Incase you were offering? )


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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 8:34pm

Marmite = good

Cake = good      (marmite flavor cake may be bad, I havent checked)

Coffe = good

Stopping boat prep at 4pm for COFFEE & cake on the verander = Very good

Tea = bad disgusting evil brown nastyness in a mug

Coffee is the way forward. Why do you think Starbucks are taking over the world?



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Posted By: les5269
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 8:41pm

As much as I like Black no Sugar

Tea is the only way to go first thing in the morning !!



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Posted By: carshalton fc
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 10:23pm
 strong coffee with 3 sugers is def the way to go first thing in the morniong before sailing, keeps u on the ball and out of the drink.  tea sends me to sleep

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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 10:36pm

Carshalton, you're giving us a glimpse of the truth - just lose the milk and the  sugars, and there'll be something decent for the morning.

I do like tea as well, and nothing can warm you up quicker than a cup of tea after a cold sail. Better tell BBSC to stock up...



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 10:43pm
Originally posted by Black no sugar

nothing can warm you up quicker than a cup of tea after a cold sail. Better tell BBSC to stock up...

Noooooooooooooooooooo

COFFEE!!      

(or hot chocalate. Thats good to. Espesially if your well cold and dont like milk in coffe and dont want your mouth burnt. At that point hot chocalate is very good)  



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Posted By: tgruitt
Date Posted: 19 Dec 06 at 10:52pm
Tea or coffee with lots and lots of milk and 2 sugars please!

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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 10:06am
Originally posted by Offshoretiger

Originally posted by Black no sugar

nothing can warm you up quicker than a cup of tea after a cold sail. Better tell BBSC to stock up...

Noooooooooooooooooooo

COFFEE!!      

(or hot chocalate. Thats good to. Espesially if your well cold and dont like milk in coffe and dont want your mouth burnt. At that point hot chocalate is very good)  

I presume you're back in Scotland Lucy ;-)  Is it snowing up there yet ?

 



Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 3:32pm

Originally posted by Pierre

I presume you're back in Scotland Lucy ;-)  Is it snowing up there yet ?

Nope, still in Houston yet Pierre, Fly home tomorrow but apparently flights north from Gatwick are all messed up (again)

Its a nice 70F here in Texas, home is going to be cold 



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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 4:58pm
You're right about the cold.  Very seasonal at the moment and very foggy especially around Gatwick and Heathrow.  Safe journey.  (Better put the ice hockey gear on).


Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 5:08pm

It's been a crystal-clear, sunny day here! You should come and visit us one day Pierre, the weather's lovely!

Besides, you would see paint on the walls this time.... 



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 5:08pm

hoody fleece and sailing jacket and I should be good. May get stuck at Gatwick though if this fog is still bad 



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 5:12pm

Originally posted by Offshoretiger

Its a nice 70F here in Texas, home is going to be cold 

That's because at home, you're going to look at the thermometer in Celsius. When you're walking down the street, with your gloved hands deep in your pockets, your hat and scarf, an extra-thick wooly jumper and 2 pairs of socks, think to yourself "It's actually 30º!" All of the sudden, you're going to feel warmer...  



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Posted By: Offshoretiger
Date Posted: 20 Dec 06 at 5:38pm
Originally posted by Black no sugar

That's because at home, you're going to look at the thermometer in Celsius. When you're walking down the street, with your gloved hands deep in your pockets, your hat and scarf, an extra-thick wooly jumper and 2 pairs of socks, think to yourself "It's actually 30º!" All of the sudden, you're going to feel warmer...  

But if its 30deg then that means is 40deg colder than texas. thats a lot colder.

If i think in Celcius its only about 15deg colder.......

Im confused now 



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