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Old 06-04-2014, 20:10   #1
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Hi all,
I have a commercial heat press and the creative ability/experience to create custom graphics. While my wife gets 700$ a month disability, I was thinking of perhaps selling custom crew shirts while cruising to help boost the cruising kitty. Do you think I'd be able to sell a few of these when I'm in ports? I'm thinking I'd sell for $15 USD ($10/ea. for 4+), design work included. Selling would mostly be word of mouth, sailors seeing me/others wearing them, etc. I may also sell them online in the future if the demand was there. Shirts are a high quality, made in the US 100% cotton or another US made poly/cotton blend. I also have the ability to print onto those high-end made-for-sailing shirts you see in the high end sailing catalogs, for those with the extra money to burn. Heres two graphics I quickly made to illustrate what I"m talking about.

Any thoughts/ideas/words of wisdom? Yay or Nay?

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How much does your press weigh?

I'd be worried about the volume and weight of your equipment and stock. Otherwise go for it!
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I want some, see you in Sydney

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Re: Custom crew shirts?

The press is 75 pounds. Stock, I wouldn't plan on having more than 4 colors on hand probably, and a few in each size, a few more in mediums and large, so that wouldn't weigh that much. As I don't have a boat yet (still saving, about 1 year to go than another year to refit for cruising), I'll worry about CG and where to fit it when that time comes. I could plan it into the boat retrofit. It uses 900 watts at max power so I'll have to have a small gen or run it off engine power too. Or just do a big run of all the orders once a month or every two weeks, spending a night in a marina.

Thanks Ben373, I could ship international post to Sydney, but you probably wouldn't like the shipping, LOL Buy 100 and the shippings free bwahahahah.
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