35' cat concept for the inside passage.

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  1. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Still going... Boring as s41t and still not reading or answering questions, am I writing gibberish or something?
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    Hey...some Chinese stuff is perfectly good. I recently purchased a 20 dollar pair of blue work overalls made in china.

    Great big pockets, reinforced knees and sporty styling suitable for visiting the coffee shop at break time or strutting thru town on hardware runs.
     
  3. Boston

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    could be but I'd just assume buy locally even if its a bit more expensive.

    Mas
    best of luck over there, seemed like everyone took off in different directions once the subject came up. Typical, its an emotional topic and it takes a calm head to really ask the tough questions.
     
  4. Richard Woods
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    It's way of topic and shouldn't be on this thread at all

    But I have to ask? and if I don't I know others will

    Is it just Chinese goods that annoy you or just anything not made by Americans?? It's hard to tell.

    Because if its the latter then I guess there's no point posting on this thread any more, for several of us here trying to help out are not US citizens.

    Nor indeed is Jonathan Ive who is so British he's just been knighted. If you don't know his name google him

    Just curious and I expect to get a negative rep. But I've tried to be polite, I just don't know how else to ask

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    on no not at all, its not nationalism its just trying to help out the local economy wherever I am. It means less transport costs and less pollution associated with that transport. I'm not the flag waving type at all. I'm just thinking that stuff made locally helps my neighbors stay afloat and end up coming back to me in terms of my own business.

    I avoid Chinese stuff cause I've had such bad luck with it, that ant its notoriously bad rep in terms of its quality
     
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    Nothing wrong with purchasing locally. Much of that chinese stuff is classic dumping. The complication to morals is cost. Not long ago I needed to mount a 4 meter long silicone rubber gasket. To glue this gasket into the frame I needed to purchase 40, 4inch , C clamps. I went to one of those...everything from china... home improvement centers and purchased steel c clamps for 65 cents each.. Im not kidding 65 cents per clamp !!!!!!!!!!!! Its dumping.
     
  7. harry cassin
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    Maybe your just to rough on your equipment Boston:) and demand High Quality Metal :)
    and if you want quality than you pay the extra bucks and if you feel better than your sailing experience is going to be better...... I mean..there's no point buying something that your just not going to be happy with, you might as well give it away all-together.
     
  8. harry cassin
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    I like your design..Last photo the best of course :)
     
  9. Boston

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    its getting there but unfortunately its still a bit out of my price range at the moment. I could use a few more projects before I can really consider what I might build. This thing is pretty much just a concept study at this point. I've got a commuter style I really like and this is really quite the deviation from it. Once I get the thing all planned out I'll compare it to that in terms of construction and operating costs, maintenance, parking fees, see what I come up with.
     
  10. harry cassin
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    Parking fees Grrr, I rang up everywhere in advance for a spot for that 50 foot simpson project and a few laughed and a couple took my name but said we can't guarantee a spot and it was 2 years later when i got a call...
     
  11. michael pierzga
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    Thats the way you get a great boat...keep sketching, doodling, dreaming estimating......

    Also worthwhile to take a few trips to the coast for "Boots on the deck" observations.
     
  12. sabahcat
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    Is this for building or mooring?
     
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    masalai masalai

  14. harry cassin
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    harry cassin Old Salt

    That was for mooring :)
     

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    harry cassin Old Salt

    I didn't no apples could make computers :)
     
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