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I'm all for bitching, as a creative in advertising, I actually get paid for it, but I'd love to see if we could convert this energy from potential (e.g., bitching) to kinetic (e.g., affecting change).
For example: since this doesn't conflict with the sailnet store, could we create a permanent thread, with EDITED links---all meat, no potatoes--with sources for engine parts, information on each engine's ancestry, whatever?
Second, how about (and this is more ambitious), finding a terrific marine mechanic who wants a slew more business, and is willing to break with tradition (e.g., screwing us with these usurious parts' charges).
Third, how about figuring out a way to pressure the industry, or at least, continue the Norma Rae movement further? I've got a letter to the editor of Practical Sailor in the works. Any other ideas?
[btw, I might have the right mechanic. This guy in Alameda (where I live) is great. He might play ball]