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post #6 of Old 01-09-2013
miatapaul
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Re: Most Popular Boating Products Under $300?

West Marine is a "big box" type store. You will have people who love them as they have excellent return policies and stand behind there products as most chains do. Others hate them as some have kids working there that don't know anything about boats, and that they tend to drive local guys out of business. My experience has been that the staff is mostly retired or semi retired boaters and at my local store sailors to boot! But I think some stores around big fishing areas tend to have power boaters working there. So your mileage may vary.
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