Re: cost of boatbuilding
you are a troll.
troll. troll. troll.
please go away.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "gravedigger20032003"
> 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
> > 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
> > 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
> A!). As for beer, that's not a bad idea, but what if I really savecases
> 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
> of beerof
> > just doesn't seem like the thing to do.
> As far as I know, there are only two or three major manufacturers
> epoxy. This then gets repackaged and sold by our various brandname
> people. The epoxy I use doesn't come from China, it comes from Dow
> 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...