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Re: Traded Up

Originally Posted by SloopJonB View Post
. It's pretty easy to spot the decent ones - they are few and far between but they do exist.
The original concept of concrete boats was that they would be built in controlled factory conditions to ensure weather proof building locations, the integrity of the re-bar and the mix of the concrete to an even standard.

There were a lot of these built in New Zealand and they are so well made they're actually hard to identify as concrete.

Then it became the No. 1 home industry around the world and re-bar frames were built over the space of 6 months in the back yard where they rusted and got into terrible condition. Then the "builder" would come home from the office and mix three buckets of concrete and slap them on even though the mixture was different to that in the three buckets he slapped on yesterday. Then it got dark before he was finished but he finished anyway. Then it rained through the night.

There are literally hundreds of these boats half finished, lying in back yards all over the world and the really unfortunate thing is that there are hundreds of others floating around the oceans with people on them.

As Jon said some are good but for each of those there are a hundred examples as seen on this thread.

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