Originally Posted by JonEisberg
And, it would likely be a bit tidier, than CARLOS' WELDING in Fronteras, Guatemala, who once worked a minor miracle for me here... Seriously, I wish I could find someone as clever, skilled, and reasonably priced as Carlos, within 25 miles of my home here in NJ...
Jon, I've had some parts fabricated in the third world (though not for my boat). Some of these guys are phenomenal. That kind of back alley fabrication is a lost art in this country.
Killarney_Sailor, I think we coastal cruisers sometimes lose sight of just how challenging a circumnavigation can be; not just the sailing or the storms but all the work that goes into keeping a boat going that will probably get the equivalent wear and tear of 10 years coastal cruising each year. Not to mention dealing with health issues and injuries.
Speaking of which I think all Sailnetters need to steer a wide course around Brian's boat. Evidently he has become a disaster magnet. Good God man !