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post #7 of Old 04-29-2008
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Originally Posted by janders View Post
Umm, I'm not sure I follow your metaphor.
The saying goes something like "The lawyer that defends himself has a fool for a client."

While I normally would not dream of disagreeing with Alex on anything related to sailing, I will make an exception on this one. If you know your rope work, I mean really know your rope work, I see no reason not to fabricate your own jack lines and tethers, any more than I see no reason not to tackle anything else on ones own boat--providing one knows what they're about.

It could be argued that, in this, as in many other things in life, there's even an advantage to doing it yourself: If you're knowledgeable, capable and conscientious, nobody is likely to do as good a job on your own stuff as will you.

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