Originally Posted by delmarrey
I really don't think the Bay Area is boater friendly. SF seems to be more in to social events
Dell....just take a look around. Do you see many cruising boats? Maybe 1 out of 30 and 1/2 of those will never go cruising. Many Benehuntalina owners never pick up a screwdriver. The marine
supply stores stock accordingly.
As you know before my boat left the US, I was docked at the ramp
just below Svendsens. It was a 2 minute walk to their store. That's when old Sved was still alive and he knew what the average boater needed and was well stocked. Now the lawyer son owns it. He has good managers but I could see things were changing. For me, "Blue Pelican" was hit and miss. Usually overpriced but that's an arguable point I'm sure.
West marine is just a joke now. I probably visit one to pick up a Latitude 38 now and again.
All this grief you're going through will prepare you for Mexico
where finding shielded 16/3 signal wire, will take you 5 days and 30 miles on a folding bike.