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post #6 of Old 10-16-2012
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Re: Building my own dingy

Originally Posted by Capt Nos View Post
The build is definitely part of the draw for me. It's a great winter project for me and I'm ok with it if it costs a bit more.
The build isn't the main draw for me....the main draw is that it is the only way I can afford a tender and it will be tailored to my boat and my needs. I have done alot of stuff to my boat that I could never have been able to afford to have someone else do for me. I have subsequently achieved exactly what I wanted, acquired skills and tools.
We live in a culture that is replacing self-sufficiency, ingenuity and creativity with a dependance on having other people do stuff for us band/or a reliance on what marketing says we need.
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