Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 28-03-2012, 08:11   #31
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,201
Images: 52
Re: Waxing

Quote:
Originally Posted by svBeBe View Post
You are so uninformed.

When you pay more than $30 per day in a country that the average wage is $30 per day you are superimposing your prejudices on people of a country and on a society that is not yours.

How would you like it if rich Russians did the same thing where you live and did it to a few of your friends. Would you appreciate it? Would you like the Russians? Would you think the Russians are good people?

The answer is NO, you would resent them. The US and other western countries have a difficult time getting along with the rest of the world and it is attitudes like yours that make matters worse.

We need to understand other cultures, not try to change them to be like us!

When will we all learn?

Bill

Read again and note that I was talking about migrant laborers here in America. How would you feel if you lived in another country where the currency was worth drastically more than yours and people won't pay you a living wage because you're a foreign national? As I said, if I was in a foreign country I would stick to the local price structure, but I am not and neither is the person who suggested paying laborerers $30 a day just because they are from Mexico instead of America. Here $30 barely buys you lunch. Just because they are willing does not mean it's fair, IMHO. A fair wage for hard work is just a basic sign of human decency and respect to me. But once again I realize that I am clearly in the minority here on that belief. Read more carefully next time, I was in no way advocating going to another country and paying much more than the local rates. I thought that was quite clear.
__________________

__________________
minaret is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 28-03-2012, 23:05   #32
Moderator Emeritus
 
Ex-Calif's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2007
Location: Singapore
Boat: Maxi 77 - Relax Lah!
Posts: 11,514
Images: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by minaret

Read again and note that I was talking about migrant laborers here in America. How would you feel if you lived in another country where the currency was worth drastically more than yours and people won't pay you a living wage because you're a foreign national? As I said, if I was in a foreign country I would stick to the local price structure, but I am not and neither is the person who suggested paying laborerers $30 a day just because they are from Mexico instead of America. Here $30 barely buys you lunch. Just because they are willing does not mean it's fair, IMHO. A fair wage for hard work is just a basic sign of human decency and respect to me. But once again I realize that I am clearly in the minority here on that belief. Read more carefully next time, I was in no way advocating going to another country and paying much more than the local rates. I thought that was quite clear.
Minaret - take a breath...

Bobconnie trolled out his migrant worker post twice. The first time no one bit. The second time you did. Now you and scbebe are in a fight and bobconnie is probably laughing his ass off.

This is about waxing boats, not migrant workers.

Shame on bobconnie for trolling... Once was ok. The second one was an obvious troll. This is a clear example of how threads head south. If bobconnie doesnt wax his own boat he clearly has nothing to add...

Stupid, stupid, stupid behavior... Ok rant over...
__________________

__________________
Relax Lah! is For Sale <--- Click
Click--> Custom CF Google Search or CF Rules
You're gonna need a bigger boat... - Martin Brody
Ex-Calif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2012, 00:37   #33
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,201
Images: 52
Re: Waxing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ex-Calif View Post
Minaret - take a breath...

Bobconnie trolled out his migrant worker post twice. The first time no one bit. The second time you did. Now you and scbebe are in a fight and bobconnie is probably laughing his ass off.

This is about waxing boats, not migrant workers.

Shame on bobconnie for trolling... Once was ok. The second one was an obvious troll. This is a clear example of how threads head south. If bobconnie doesnt wax his own boat he clearly has nothing to add...

Stupid, stupid, stupid behavior... Ok rant over...

Yea sorry, I think you probably know by now I'm a sucker for that sort of thing.
__________________
minaret is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2012, 04:54   #34
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,317
Re: Waxing

And just to have something to say about the waxing - the cleaner wax seemed to me to be a lot better and easier to use than the highly rated other wax. I started using the cleaner wax on the boot strip when the area was dull looking from where the fenders hang. While it didn't fix that problem the strip looked so much better that I redid the whole lower section of the boat with it. Turns out that strip really is blue.
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2012, 08:17   #35
Resin Head
 
minaret's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Seattle WA
Boat: Nauticat
Posts: 7,201
Images: 52
Re: Waxing

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Lucas View Post
And just to have something to say about the waxing - the cleaner wax seemed to me to be a lot better and easier to use than the highly rated other wax. I started using the cleaner wax on the boot strip when the area was dull looking from where the fenders hang. While it didn't fix that problem the strip looked so much better that I redid the whole lower section of the boat with it. Turns out that strip really is blue.

Sounds like it was more dirty than in need of wax. Cleaner wax is a terrible product for many reasons. Clean the boat first, then polish it, then wax it. Easy.
__________________
minaret is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2012, 08:24   #36
Don't ask if you can't handle it
 
sailorboy1's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: On the boat somewhere
Boat: Hunter 410
Posts: 12,317
Re: Waxing

did clean it first!
__________________
jobless, houseless, clueless, living on a boat and cruising around somewhere
sailorboy1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29-03-2012, 10:01   #37
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Montegut LA.
Boat: Now we need to get her to Louisiana !! she's ours
Posts: 3,421
Re: Waxing

Miaret, most of the time I agree with you on most repair and maintaince threads, but your wrong on this one if a workman offers you a price, how are you wrong for accepting it ?? if I had said I haggled him down you might have point ! but I accepted his price as offered !! and as far as trolling is concerned I thought it was an open site for opinions !! I don't run a waxing bizz, so whats the trolling about !! I was saying what I know to be true !! if ya don't like the prices to bad! we love em down here !!!
__________________

__________________
Bob and Connie
bobconnie is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Compounding and Waxing Topsides bill brown Construction, Maintenance & Refit 18 16-03-2011 19:18
Buffing and Waxing a Deck ? landonshaw Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 08-12-2010 08:56
Waxing the Boat landonshaw Construction, Maintenance & Refit 4 05-12-2010 15:41
Buffing/Waxing Topsides without hauling? ssullivan General Sailing Forum 26 26-04-2006 12:12



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 23:08.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.