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[B]Vancouver Area Suppliers[/B]

This info is only for the benefit of the members living in the Vancouver area. I have discovered a great supplier for epoxy, polyester, fiberglass fabrics, core materials - everything you need when building or repairing a boat. It's Ultra-Lux Plastics in Richmond. They are on River Road a block east of the River Rock Casino.

I thought they had closed shop years ago but was recently advised they were still going. I've bought a fair amount of stuff since - balsa core, epoxy, fabrics etc. and they have by far the best prices I've found locally - 20% to 50% less than others - $18 for 4 liters of acetone for example. The guy who owns it is a real eccentric - kind of a mad scientist - and you best allot a fair bit of time for his yakking but he is extremely knowledgeable and helpful, seems dead honest, has great prices and throws in a bunch of extras when you spend a couple of $hundred - a dozen liter sized measuring/mixing cups and stir sticks today (about $1.75 each at most places) and he measures VERY generously when cutting yardage of glass fabric.

Give him a try when you need any of that type stuff - he has lots of things I never knew about like a fiber/foam board core material that is the cheapest core I have found and as light as anything else as well.

I have no personal interest here, just a very satisfied customer.

P.S. One of the best parts of this whole experience was that it was a girl who told me about it. The times they are achangin' at long last.
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