When I first got my fixer upper, I had it on the hard at Herrington Harbor South at Tracy's Landing, and I spent a lot of time in that West Marine Store. It's fair to say that 80% of the stuff I did to the boat came from there because it was so convenient. Pricing: in and out, some bad, some good, like any store. Dave: great guy. Saw me come into the store once in my working clothes (paint covered shorts and a t-shirt with a huge hole in the side) and gave me a free West Marine t-shirt - probably to keep me from embarrassing his store. (Of course, I wear the West Marine shirt around in the real world and still work in the one with the hole - why waste a good shirt?) Staff turnover: yes, but there is always high turnover in those low paying jobs.
If you spend all your time trying to make life perfect, you miss most of the merely good parts.