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Re: cost of boatbuilding

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  • bhmildy
    gravediggerjames: you are a troll. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll) troll. troll. troll. please go away. bhmildy ... history. ... Model ... cases
    Message 1 of 5 , May 29, 2006
      gravediggerjames:

      you are a troll.
      (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_troll)
      troll. troll. troll.
      please go away.

      bhmildy

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "gravedigger20032003"
      <gravediggerjames@...> wrote:
      >
      > Bolger Friend,
      > Let me point out that my post was not addressed to anyone in
      > particular, nor to you fine sir specifically. It's a general post.
      > Indeed, to each his own.
      > However, let me clarify a few points. First of all, "Different
      > Boats" is a book by Bolger in which many plans are included.
      > Secondly, some of your response seems, to say the least, a bit of a
      > non-sequiter, or, perhaps, not pertinent to my post. Some of it
      > might be better left to a discussion group on world economic
      history.
      >
      >
      > > Maybe the Chinese copies would exist if Kern and the Gougeon
      > brothers had
      > > not made the effort, but maybe not. Maybe your boat would have
      > been
      > > designed without PCB. Then again, maybe we'd still be driving
      > Model A Fords
      > > and using abaci. Oh, I forgot, Henry Ford went out on a limb too.
      >
      > Thirdly, I am unsure if your comments regarding the impetus to save
      > a few bucks is directed at me, or at everyone wishing to save a few
      > bucks. Either way, it's quite a generalization and a stretch. My
      > motive for saving money has nothing to do with SUVs (my car gets
      > 33mpg--its a good thing I don't go with your logic and drive a
      Model
      > A!). As for beer, that's not a bad idea, but what if I really save
      > money to buy crack? Or what if I want to save money for my kid's
      > college? What if I save money for my next boat project? In fact,
      > it doesn't matter why some people want to save money and is,
      > therefore, entirely irrelevant to the discussion.
      > >
      > > Saving a few bucks so I could drive an SUV or buy a few more
      cases
      > of beer
      > > just doesn't seem like the thing to do.
      > >
      > As far as I know, there are only two or three major manufacturers
      of
      > epoxy. This then gets repackaged and sold by our various brand
      name
      > people. The epoxy I use doesn't come from China, it comes from Dow
      > Chemical.
      >
      > Finally, lest more mistake my post for an attack or moral
      > commentary, I make no judgment on people's motives or costs. I
      > think it's super cool that we're building boats with our bare
      > hands. That's all. Spend as much or as little as you want or need
      > to. Cool. For those who may wish, for whatever reasons, to spend
      > less on epoxy that works well, you might check out the suppliers I
      > mentioned. Again, do as you wish, I'm impressed by everyone's
      > efforts and make no judgment in any way on their methods or choices.
      > Build on, Bolger boat friends...
      > Tim
      >
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