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Re: Ripped off ? or a fair profit ?
Nice thread and it's good to hear from open minded people. Many times on boating forums you hear a lot of scare tactics "I wouldn't risk sinking in the ocean and killing my entire family just to save $100 on some cheap Chinese junk...." blah blah blah
I'm considering a custom build in China and reading these threads I think it would be easy enough to have sample products delivered to the shipyard, where I could inspect and destructively "stress" test them, affordably. Things like LED lights, bilge pumps, window frames, flooring, etc. Certain items like chain could be trusted if they are CCS (class certified) with certificates, but other items are more about quality in fit and finish.