"If you own a boat you get used to the rip off costs.".....Not me !! l grumpf, l swear, l yell, l find alternatives, l make my own... but l dont get used to it ! That money
is precious. It is what allows me the TIME to do what l love doing best...so no rip off #@*^&%@!! is going to get me paying easily. And it usually works. If l had just gone into the nearest "how can l help you sir,,yes we do take credit" type of establishment "for all my boating
needs" l would be many $K down. Make that many, many $K. The rip offs may be the way, but it dosent mean it should be the way. I shall now climb up onto my very large and brightly painted soap box....take my gold braided captains hat off...(you know the one with the anchor
on the front) ....and hold it to my breast. Staring out with grim determination l shall cry out.. "it is a greater evil when good men
do nothing".....and then colapse and sob because the emotion is just to much........